Study: Antibiotics trigger bowel disease but fiber minimizes effects

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that antibiotics prevent avoidable infections by triggering bowel disease in mice. But they found substances derived from fiber...

Study: Newer shingles vaccine far more effective

Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the infection compared with the older vaccine Zostavax, according to a review of...

New epilepsy warning device detects severe nighttime seizures

Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A new epilepsy monitoring device detects 85 percent of all severe night-time seizures, which the designers say is a big technological improvement. Researchers in the...

Compound from Rhodiola plant improved memory in mice in study

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- An active ingredient from the medicinal plant Rhodiola rosea may improve memory, according to a study with flies and mice. The plant has been known...

Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial

Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Patients' cognitive functions can be preserved if the hippocampus portion of the brain is avoided during radiation, according to the results of a clinical...

Study: Gut bacteria nearly recovers after antibiotics regimen

Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Gut bacteria, which helps stave off chronic diseases, nearly recovered six months after a cocktail of three injected antibiotics, according to a study in...

Machine learning may help identify ideal dementia treatments

Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Machine learning may someday allow physicians to prescribe the best treatment for dementia, according to a study. Researchers devised and applied a new algorithm that...

Study: Simple test may help predict recovery after stroke

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers have developed a simple test that might help determine how patients recover from strokes even three later, according to a study. One week after...

New genetic cause of severe childhood epilepsy identified

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A new genetic cause of severe and difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy syndrome has been identified, offering clues to the potential medical treatments for the rare...

First esophagus grown from stem cells transplanted into mice

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers for the first time have grown a functional esophagus from stem cells and transplanted the food pipe successfully in mice. This engineering process could...

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