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Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hormone levels

Metformin is a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes by controlling the amount of sugar in the blood. Now, a new study suggests patients with under-active thyroids who take metformin have an increased risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating h ... [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Dry-roasted peanuts more likely trigger for allergy

In the West, peanut allergy stands out more so than anywhere else. Yet,Easterners consume as many peanuts as Westerners - perhaps the explanation lies in differences inpeanut preparation. For example, East Asians tend to eat more raw, boiled and fried ... [Published Medical News Today - 18 hours ago]
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Austere Medical Environments (AME) 2014, 7-8 October 2014, London

Add Your Opinion On This Article Join the discussionPlease note that we publish the name you give us , but we do not publish your email address. We will email you to let you know when your comment has been published but will not use it for any other purpose. ... [Published Medical News Today - 10 hours ago]
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BioPh Expo China 2015, 24-26 June 2015, Shanghai

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled.It is estimated that the total sales of blockbuster biologics of global top 50 pharmaceutical companies has reached 140 billion US dollars, with a yearly growth rate of 9.1%. 2014 is expected to approach 150 billion ... [Published Medical News Today - 10 hours ago]
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What are the effects of climate change on health?

A new study evaluating health data over the past 20 years finds that a spectrum of health conditions are adversely affected by climate change.Consensus states that fossil fuel combustion and tropical deforestation contribute to climate change, which is ... [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
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Impaired brain signaling pathway 'may be a cause of Alzheimer's'

Exactly what causes Alzheimer's is unclear, which is primarily why scientists have yet to find a cure for the disease. But could this soon change? Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, have identified a defect in a brain signaling pathway ... [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Ebola epidemic could gain 6,800 new cases by end of September

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is growing exponentially, says a new study publishedin the journal PLoS Outbreaks that suggests if new control measures are not enacted, newcases could reach 6,800 by the end of September.Dr. Joanne Liu said the ground ... [Published Medical News Today - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Epidemic, Ebola, Quarantine
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Girls' body image affected by older peers in middle school

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled.The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a study in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds a different source for body dissatisfaction among young girls: older ... [Published Medical News Today - 17 hours ago]
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'Baby Buddy' app to support expectant and new parents seeks user feedback

The child health and wellbeing charity Best Beginnings is inviting professionals and parents to use and give feedback on a free mobile phone app, the first version of which aims to support young mothers through pregnancy to when the baby is six months ... [Published Medical News Today - 17 hours ago]
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Pregnant women confident in new blood test for Down syndrome

Women are confident in and value a new non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome that is being trialled across a number of maternity clinics in the UK, a study reports.Currently, at around 12 weeks, all pregnant women are offered routine Down syndrome ... [Published Medical News Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients

UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an inherited disease that ... [Published Medical News Today - 19 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

What is a cohort study in medical research?

Cohort studies are a type of medical research used to investigate the causes of disease, establishing links between risk factors and health outcomes.Cohort studies are usually forward-looking - that is, they are 'prospective' studies, or planned in advance ... [Published Medical News Today - 21 hours ago]

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"Identifying small molecule compounds to restore LRP6 and the Wnt pathway, without inducing side effects, may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease. This is a really exciting new strategy - a new and fresh approach."
"Given the relatively high incidence of low TSH levels in patients taking metformin, it is imperative that future studies assess the clinical consequences of this effect."
"Today, in the early part of the 21st century," they write, "it is critical to recognize that climate change poses the same threat to health as the lack of sanitation, clean water, and pollution did in the early 20th century. Understanding and characterizing this threat and educating the medical community, public, and policy makers are crucial if the health of the world's population is to continue to improve during the latter half of the 21st century."
...undermine young teens' social, emotional, and academic well-being both during the early teen years and in later life," the researchers commented. "Although body image tends to decline as girls move through adolescence, this study suggests that school grade groupings may influence the pace and timing of this decline."

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BioPh Expo China 2015, 24-26 June 2015, Shanghai [Published Medical News Today - 10 hours ago]
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Impaired brain signaling pathway 'may be a caus... [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hor... [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
What are the effects of climate change on health? [Published Medical News Today - 12 hours ago]
Girls' body image affected by older peers in mi... [Published Medical News Today - 17 hours ago]
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