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Medical News Today: Labor induction: No association with autism

12 hours 32 min ago
Contrary to a previous study, new research from more than 1.3 million births concludes that there is no association between labor induction and autism.

Medical News Today: Zika study: 'Up to 1.65 million childbearing women could become infected'

13 hours 32 min ago
A new method for estimating who in the Americas is at risk of infection suggests over 90 million Zika infections could result from the initial spread.

Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About External Hemangiomas

14 hours 32 min ago
External hemangiomas are birthmarks caused by the growth of extra blood vessels. Learn what they look like, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.

Medical News Today: Personality, behavioral changes may signal Alzheimer's

14 hours 32 min ago
Researchers have created a 38-point checklist that they say could identify changes in personality and behavior that may be an early sign of Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
New research finds around 35 percent of pregnant women have iron deficiency, increasing their risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage.

Medical News Today: Simple Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about a number of home remedies for cold sores. This article also looks at prescribed medication and cold sore prevention tips.

Medical News Today: Chimp-carried HIV strains can be transferred to humans, study confirms

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirm that strains of chimp-carried SIVs can infect human cells and subsequently mutate.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 23:00
Nerve and muscle strain may prompt symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, find researchers, suggesting such symptoms could be eased with physical therapy.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Mutant gene interaction may pave the way for new treatments

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 23:00
Research that has discovered an interaction between mutant LRRK2 gene and alpha-synuclein may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, study says.

Medical News Today: Autoimmune Diseases: All You Need to Know

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 23:00
Learn about autoimmune diseases, whereby the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Examples include celiac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Quitting smoking may lower alcohol intake

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find smokers who have attempted to quit in the past week drink less alcohol than those who have not tried to give up smoking.

Medical News Today: List of Common Types of Allergy Medicine

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:00
This article lists some common medicines for allergies, including seasonal, food, and skin allergies. Symptoms and prevention tips are also included.

Medical News Today: Most accurate map of the human cortex unvelied

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:00
Mapping the most complex organ known to man was never going to be easy. Using new methods, the most detailed map of the cerebral cortex is now complete.

Medical News Today: Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promise

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:00
Instead of an inflammatory response to airways triggering asthma, researchers find the disease may arise as a result of a 'rogue' gene called ADAM33.

Medical News Today: Mental illness: Could brain size be a risk factor?

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:00
Scientists explain why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illness.The larger the brain, the weaker the long-distance cortical connections.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's protein spreads through space between brain cells

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:00
Tau protein is known to spread from neuron to neuron in Alzheimer's. Now, a new study shows at least one way is via the extracellular space between cells.

Medical News Today: Smoking makes women vulnerable to brain bleeds, study finds

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Women who smoke are much more likely than male smokers to experience a form of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding in the lining of the brain.

Medical News Today: Does the immune system influence our social behavior?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Until recently, the immune system and brain were considered entirely separate systems. New work shows that they are even more entwined than first thought.

Medical News Today: 8 Common Causes of Breast Pain

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Learn about some of the common causes of breast pain. These causes include skin changes, certain types of medication, and infections.

Medical News Today: Could antibiotics reduce levels of Alzheimer's-causing plaques?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:00
Treating mice with antibiotics decreases the level of plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease and elevates microglial cell inflammation in the brain.

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