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Medical News Today: Heroin deaths in US 'quadrupled from 2000 through 2013'

6 hours 49 min ago
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.

Medical News Today: Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

6 hours 49 min ago
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.

Medical News Today: New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars

7 hours 49 min ago
In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.

Medical News Today: Reshaping tumor cells may be new way to treat breast cancer

11 hours 49 min ago
A new study shows that the shape of a tumor cell can influence its response to inflammatory molecules in the immune system, so as to either drive or stop cancer.

Medical News Today: Infants' gut bacteria linked to food sensitization

11 hours 49 min ago
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.

Medical News Today: Could gout reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?

13 hours 49 min ago
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may be down to a neuroprotective effect of uric acid accumulation in the blood.

Medical News Today: 10 most common birth control pill side effects

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Around 12 million women take birth control pills in the US and respond to each pill formulation very differently - here is a list of the 10 most common side effects of 'the pill'.

Medical News Today: Low stress resilience in young adulthood 'raises risk of coronary heart disease'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Exercise is no good at cutting heart disease risk if a teenager's ability to cope with stress was poor, suggests new study - 'both need to be addressed' as coronary risk factors.

Medical News Today: Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have calculated that a large proportion of the US population may be unable to access a comprehensive stroke center within 1 hour.

Medical News Today: Newly identified compounds in spider venom could help treat chronic pain

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: becoming aware of its invisible difficulties

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
For National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, we take a closer look at a complex and elusive condition and the difficulties that exist in its diagnosis and treatment.

Medical News Today: NYC rats 'could transmit plague'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:00
The first study of its kind since the 1920s finds that rats in New York City carry the Oriental flea, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague.

Medical News Today: Reduced heart function tied to raised risk of dementia, Alzheimer's

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Ability to repair cartilage with stem cells steps closer

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
Scientists report using embryonic stem cells to generate new, healthy-looking cartilage in rats without adverse side effects like abnormal, disorganized tissue or tumors.

Medical News Today: Adults over 30 'only contract flu twice a decade,' study suggests

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
A new study that suggests that adults aged 30 and older only catch flu an average of twice every 10 years, while children are likely to contract the virus much more frequently.

Medical News Today: How to control panic attack symptoms

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:00
A panic attack is an experience of sudden and intense anxiety. With treatment, symptoms of panic can be eliminated and control of your life can be regained - help is at hand.

Medical News Today: Patients may not benefit from sedatives prior to surgery, study suggests

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers found that receiving a sedative called lorazepam prior to having surgery under general anesthetic did not improve overall patient satisfaction.

Medical News Today: When screening tests turn healthy people into patients

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:00
The BMJ's campaign against 'too much medicine' sees three papers calling screening to account, questioning if looking out for breast cancer or aneurysm does more harm than good.

Medical News Today: Minors 'can easily buy e-cigarettes via the Internet'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:00
A study investigating compliance with an age-verification law has demonstrated that minors are easily able to circumvent age restrictions and purchase electronic cigarettes online.

Medical News Today: Researchers reveal the average penis length with new study

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:00
A lot of men worry about their penis size. But researchers hope the results of a new study, which reveals the average penis length, will reassure many men that they are 'normal.'