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Medical News Today: To live longer, replace 1 hour of sitting with walking daily

4 hours 49 min ago
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%.

Medical News Today: Could a pill offer the same benefits as exercise?

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:00
In a new review, researchers say that increased understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which exercise benefits health means an 'exercise pill' could soon be in the cards.

Medical News Today: Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.

Medical News Today: Are you addicted to shopping?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 23:00
Evidence supporting the classification of excessive shopping as an addiction has been established, and a new seven-point assessment tool created.

Medical News Today: Smartphone distraction can ruin a relationship

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:00
People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into 'phubbing.'

Medical News Today: Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.

Medical News Today: Innovative 'brain prosthesis' could help with memory loss

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.

Medical News Today: Perceptions of beauty are 50% individual

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00
How people perceive beauty is partly due to genetic factors, partly due to shared experience, but largely dependent on specific individual interactions, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome.

Medical News Today: Taller people face a greater risk of cancer

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 23:00
A major study of 5.5 million men and women in Sweden shows a link between height and cancer risk - especially breast cancer and melanoma.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.

Medical News Today: Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.

Medical News Today: Benefits of psychotherapy for depression 'overstated'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 07:00
The efficacy of psychotherapy against depression has been overstated by previous research due to publication bias, according to a new review.

Medical News Today: Insulin-producing cells offer hope for people with type 1 diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have developed a technique to make cells that will produce insulin. They could eventually be used in transplants for people with type 1 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis patients at increased risk for depression

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
A major study in the US finds that psoriasis and depression are linked, but the degree of psoriasis does not imply more severe depression.

Medical News Today: Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 23:00
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: 'Golden hour' saves US servicemen's lives

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 23:00
Implementation of 'golden hour' in Afghanistan saves US servicemen's lives. The mandate decreeing that transport to hospital should be halved significantly decreases fatality rate.

Medical News Today: A single test could detect almost any virus

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:00
In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing.

Medical News Today: Disguising drugs as platelets could make them more effective against cancer

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that coating anticancer drugs in platelet membranes allows them to last longer in the body and target a range of different cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Womb transplantation approved for 10 British women

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 06:00
Doctors have approved a clinical trial in which 10 British women will undergo womb transplantation in the hope the procedure will allow them to carry a child.