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Medical News Today: Hookah smoke increases benzene exposure, risk for leukemia

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:00
Despite a common misconception that hookah tobacco smoke is 'safer' than conventional tobacco, a new study demonstrates increased uptake of benzene, a leukemia risk factor.

Medical News Today: Men more likely to be helpful to women in high heels

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that men are quicker to help women and pay more attention to them when they are wearing high heels than when they are wearing flat shoes.

Medical News Today: A world first: scientists sequence genome of tapeworm removed from man's brain

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, UK researchers have sequenced the genome of a tapeworm removed from the brain of a 50-year-old man. The tapeworm causes a rare disease called sparganosis.

Medical News Today: 'Rise of saturated fat in diet does not raise fats in blood'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 23:00
New research finds that while diets high in saturated fats might not increase saturated fat in the blood, a diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of heart diseases.

Medical News Today: FDA approve new opioid with abuse-deterrent properties

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:00
A new opioid with properties making it difficult to crush, break or dissolve has been approved by the FDA, who say this is a vital step in addressing crisis of prescription abuse.

Medical News Today: CDC: most excessive drinkers are not alcoholics

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:00
A study from the CDC finds that 1 in 3 adults in the US drink excessively - with most engaging in binge drinking - but only 10% of these meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

Medical News Today: Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living.

Medical News Today: WHO: water and sanitation in rural areas seriously underfunded

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
A new WHO report shows that while efforts to improve global water and sanitation are gaining pace, there are some serious funding gaps - particularly in rural areas.

Medical News Today: Macular degeneration may be treatable with HIV drug

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Medical News Today: Amniotic membrane wound graft is effective for difficult-to-treat ulcerations

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
From the Desert Foot 2014 conference in Phoenix, AZ, we bring you the findings of research into dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts for diabetic foot ulcerations.

Medical News Today: Violence against women: current global efforts to tackle crisis 'inadequate'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00
A new series published in The Lancet claims that not enough is being done to tackle violence against women. The authors recommend actions that policy makers should take.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus protein linked with severe inflammation, blood vessel leakage

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers from France find that a protein expressed by an Ebola virus gene may be responsible for inflammation, fever and blood vessel leakage in Ebola patients.

Medical News Today: Postpartum depression: citalopram benefits explained

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:00
Researchers believe they have found why the commonly prescribed antidepressant drug citalopram is effective in relieving postpartum depression.

Medical News Today: Job authority may increase depression symptoms in women

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:00
Women in authoritative job positions have more depression symptoms than those not in such positions, a new study finds. But for men, job authority may reduce depression symptoms.

Medical News Today: The Great American Smokeout: a great day to quit smoking

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:00
Have you been thinking of giving up the habit? The Great American Smokeout is an annual event that encourages the nation to quit smoking, whether it is for 1 day or for good.

Medical News Today: Half of patients do not take meds as prescribed, yet no effective interventions in place

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:00
A review examines previous trials aimed at tackling poor patient adherence to meds and finds that studies so far have been poorly designed, yielding 'inconsistent' results.

Medical News Today: Macular degeneration may respond to new laser therapy

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina.

Medical News Today: High consumption of trans fats linked to poorer memory in men

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:00
A study presented at a scientific meeting finds that higher consumption of trans fats in working-age men is linked to poorer performance on memory tests.

Medical News Today: Working in complex jobs linked to better later-life memory and thinking skills

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that people who work in complex jobs - such as architects or lawyers - may have better cognitive skills later in life than those who work in more simple jobs.

Medical News Today: Genetic replication study could lead to new cancer treatments

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:00
A group of scientists have made a breakthrough in the study of how genetic material is replicated. Their findings could have implications for cancer research.