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Medical News Today: Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?
Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.
Featured Health News from Medical News Today, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

Medical News Today: Sheep disease toxin shines a light on multiple sclerosis
A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin.
Featured Health News from Medical News Today, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

Medical News Today: What does it mean if you're born with more than five fingers on a hand?
Some people are born with extra fingers or toes. Known as polydactyly, the condition occurs genetically and can be inherited. If polydactyly does not impact a person's ability to use their hand or foot, it may not need treatment. There are several types of polydactyly, and a variety of treatment options are available.
Featured Health News from Medical News Today, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication
An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition that develops when transplanted stem cells attack the body's own organs or tissues.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

More than 1 in 20 US children and teens have anxiety or depression
About 2.6 million American children and adolescents had diagnosed anxiety and/or depression in 2011-12, reports an analysis of nationwide data.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

Doctors may soon be able to see a brain tumor burned away in real time
A team of researchers are now making it easier, faster and safer for doctors to use an emerging procedure -- one that involves burning away tumors in more patients, including those with brain tumors.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:12 GMT

Children With Rare Rapid Aging Disease Could Live Longer, Thanks To A New Study Drug
Children who suffer from the rare genetic disease progeria may have a chance at a longer life. The drug lonafarnib, which was originally created for cancer patients, has been used in a test to treat children who have progeria.
Tech Times : Medicine, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

Johns Hopkins Performs World's First Successful Penis And Scrotum Transplant: US Military Vet Gets 'Special Gift' Of Life
John Hopkins University performed the first full penile and scrotum transplant in history for an injured veteran. The reconstructive surgery will allow the veteran to regain urinary and sexual functions.
Tech Times : Medicine, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

Male Contraceptive Stops Sperm From Swimming, Doesn't Have Hormonal Side Effects
Research on a new form of male contraceptive shows that it can slow down the movement of sperm in men. The study also shows that it has no hormonal side effects in men taking the drug.
Tech Times : Medicine, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in The Journal of Immunology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

New uses for existing antiviral drugs
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs work against a range of viral diseases, but developing them can be costly and time consuming. Testing existing anti-viral drugs for their ability to combat multiple viral infections can help.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

Positive Phase 2 results of NovaDigm TX's NDV-3A vaccine published in Clinical Infectious Diseases
(MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc.) NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immuno-therapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the publication of data from a Phase 2a study of its NDV-3A vaccine program in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The data demonstrate that a single dose of NDV-3A with alum adjuvant was safe, well-tolerated, immunogenic and efficacious, leading to reduced recurrences of vaginitis in patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC).
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:13 GMT

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