Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients

SUNDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Bitter taste receptors are located in the lungs as well as on the tongue, a finding that might lead to improved treatments for asthma and other obstructive lung diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer: Study

SUNDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions in professional football have been a hot topic of late: Just last week, the National Football League announced it would begin suspending players for illegal and dangerous hits that often result in head injuries.

Mosquito Evolution May Make It Harder to Fight Malaria: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Complicating efforts to combat malaria, new research indicates that two physically identical strains of a single mosquito responsible for most disease transmissions appear to be evolving into two genetically distinct species.

MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference

FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- An increasingly stubborn strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a common bacterial infection acquired in hospitals, has been identified in Ohio, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.