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Medical News Today: Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness

18 hours 31 min ago
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts.

Medical News Today: First ever successful field testing of Ebola vaccine reported

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:00
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV has proven to be successful at halting the spread of the Ebola virus in ongoing field tests conducted in Guinea.

Medical News Today: Potential target for future Huntington's disease treatment discovered

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:00
Scientists have discovered that the way DNA sequences are repaired could be critical to the development of Huntington's disease, potentially offering a target for treatment.

Medical News Today: New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move again

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:00
A new noninvasive treatment has successfully restored voluntary leg movement in paralyzed patients for the first time by delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord.

Medical News Today: What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
A British pharmacist has created an infographic that he claims reveals what happens to the body within 1 hour of drinking Coca-Cola and other caffeinated fizzy drinks.

Medical News Today: Reconstructing ancient virus should help scientists improve gene therapies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:00
Scientists hope to better understand the complexity of viruses by reconstructing an ancient ancestor so they can design next-generation viruses to deliver gene therapy.

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit - even those with no willpower

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
An intention to quit smoking may be less important than targeting self-control mechanisms, according to experts who have reviewed the evidence.

Medical News Today: Teenage exercise could reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer - regardless of adult exercise participation.

Medical News Today: Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testing

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:00
For the first time, scientists have discovered prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types, each with its own genetic fingerprint.

Medical News Today: Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
The US Preventive Services Task Force have issued a draft recommendation stating everyone in the US aged 18 and older should be screened for depression.

Medical News Today: Assessing the South Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we examine the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, examining how authorities dealt with the virus and whether such an outbreak could occur elsewhere.

Medical News Today: Drone transport 'does not affect blood samples'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
A study that tested the use of drones to carry blood samples to a lab at another location finds up to 40 minutes of travel does not affect results of routine and common tests.

Medical News Today: Silk and stem cells may help engineer salivary glands for dry mouth

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Use of silk fiber scaffolds may solve the problem of how to get salivary gland stem cells to grow into salivary gland tissue, opening the door to new treatments for dry mouth.

Medical News Today: Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00
A Japanese study that followed the sodium intakes and blood pressures of healthy people confirms dietary sodium is associated with hypertension.

Medical News Today: Hypothermia in organ donors could improve kidney transplants

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have demonstrated that reducing the body temperature of organ donors can reduce the risk of delayed graft function in patients receiving a kidney transplant.

Medical News Today: Chlamydia screening 'easier and cheaper' with new DNA smartphone test

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:00
A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper - though equally as accurate - alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: 8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:00
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure.

Medical News Today: Coffee drinking habits may influence risk of mild cognitive impairment

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Increasing coffee consumption over time to more than one cup daily may raise the risk of mild cognitive impairment, while reducing it may lower risk, according to new research.

Medical News Today: High-frequency spinal cord stimulation 'more effective for chronic pain'

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:00
A new form of spinal cord stimulation has been shown to be more effective at alleviating chronic pain than the traditional method, without unwanted side effects.