News tagged with plos medicine
Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries", according to a study by U.S. researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Health Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Two common conditions in pregnancy may be risk factors for future diabetes according to a Canadian study of over one million women published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Diabetes Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers at the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute provides novel insight into how an emerging strain of the diarrhea-ca ...
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Aggressive drug regimens used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis reduce the risk of death by about 40 percent when they include at least five drugs likely to be effective against ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Most scientists are starting to agree that repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head are dangerous and linked to neurological disorders later in life. A new collaborative study, though, attempted to find out why – and discovered ...
Immunology Mar 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Early diagnosis and treatment with antimalarial drugs (ACTs—artemisinin based combination treatments) has been linked to a reduction in malaria in the migrant population living on the Thai-Myanmar border, despite evidence ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
It's a basic, reasonable question: How much will this cost me? For patients in the emergency room, the answer all too often is a mystery.
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Syphilis still affects large numbers of pregnant women world-wide, causing serious health problems and even death to their babies, yet this infection could be prevented by early testing and treatment, according to a study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new form of genetic testing of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis can provide better information on TB transmission and also trace TB outbreaks more accurately than the current standard test, according to a study from ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Despite current beliefs, the degenerative eye condition age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision impairment and blindness in sub-Saharan Africa, requiring an urgent review of vision services, according ...
Ophthalmology Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Villain stomach bug may have a sweet side: Researchers reveal how 'bad' gut bacteria may help control diabetes
A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to ...
Medical research Feb 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
A new, large-scale study of triple-negative breast cancer shows that small molecules called microRNA can be used to define four subtypes of this aggressive malignancy.
Cancer Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur o ...
Inflammatory disorders Dec 18, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A method of analyzing brain structure using advanced computer algorithms accurately predicted 76 percent of the time whether a patient had lower back pain in a new study by researchers from the Stanford University School ...
Neuroscience Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A fast growing, flesh-eating fungus killed 5 people following a massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., according to two new studies based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
PLoS Medicine is a scientific journal covering the full spectrum of the medical sciences. It began operation on October 19, 2004. It was the second journal of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) a non-profit organization which releases scientific content under open access terms. All content in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons "by-attribution" license . To fund the journal, the publication's business model requires that, in most cases, authors will pay publication costs.
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