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Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neurologists have long known that a variant of a gene called APOEe4 can raise the odds for Alzheimer's disease in people who carry it. Now, new research sug...
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Someone's genetic makeup may determine whether an HIV vaccine will work, a new study suggests. Scientists say the finding could help them find a way to i...
Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test for sperm could help determine whether a couple should resort to in vitro fertilization to conceive a child, researchers say. Men whose s...
Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain
Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to imagine smells could affect your weight, researchers report. While everyone can imagine something such as a view from a favorite spot, ...
Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has for the first time shown slight but significant benefit on lung function, new British research reveals. In a r...
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been gained by scientists who analyzed the genetic blueprint -- or genome -- of hundreds of specimens...
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images of skin cancer are more likely to make young women reconsider indoor tanning than the text-only warnings currently required by...
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs remains a public health threat despite attempts to combat the problem, according to new U.S. gove...
Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds
Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four children in the United States is exposed to weapon-related violence -- as a victim or witness -- which ups their risk for mental...
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests. While the...