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Medical News Today: Communicating with cerebral palsy: Ruby's story

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:00
Tree of Hope, a charity linked to MNT, is helping a young girl with cerebral palsy get access to vital technology to help her communicate. In this story, we report on her journey.

Medical News Today: FDA approve first US vaccine for meningococcal disease serogroup B

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:00
Previously, only four of the five main meningococcal disease subgroups have been covered by vaccines in the US. Now, the FDA have approved a vaccine for the fifth - subgroup B.

Medical News Today: Stressed girls at high risk of depression 'may age faster'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:00
Researchers found that girls at high risk of depression have shorter telomeres - a sign of biological aging - and increased hormone responses to stress than those at low risk.

Medical News Today: Older brains benefit from all types of exercise

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:00
All physical activity benefits the brain. This is the main message of a new study that compared the effects of different kinds of exercise on cognition in older adults.

Medical News Today: Heart failure linked to gut bacteria compound

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:00
New study finds that risk of death from heart failure in patients with the condition is linked to levels of the compound TMAO - a byproduct of gut bacteria - in their blood.

Medical News Today: Scientists grow a miniature human stomach from stem cells

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have grown fully functioning, miniature human stomachs from stem cells, providing a model in which to study diseases such as stomach cancer and metabolic syndrome.

Medical News Today: AHA/ASA update guidelines to reduce first-time stroke risk

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have updated recommendations for reducing first-time stroke risk. They include physical activity and a healthy diet.

Medical News Today: Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00
Scientists find that diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic diet or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with refractory epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Will overpopulation lead to public health catastrophe?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:00
Overpopulation is a beloved trope of dystopian fiction. But do the findings of a new study projecting that there will be up to 12.3 billion people by 2100 spell doom for humankind?

Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of asthma attacks

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:00
For individuals with asthma, having low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of asthma attacks by 25%, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue: structural abnormalities found in brains of patients

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:00
CFS is difficult to diagnose in the absence of current diagnostic tests or biomarkers. Now, researchers have uncovered brain differences that could play a role in diagnosis.

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer blood test: scientists discover more potential markers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds the blood of pancreatic cancer patients contains high levels of small RNA molecules - adding further hope that diagnosis via a simple blood test may be possible.

Medical News Today: Ancient viruses regenerated from 700-year-old frozen reindeer poop

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
Our knowledge of long-dead viruses is limited by their poor preservation in ancient specimens. Now, molecular genetics shows it is possible to regenerate them from frozen samples.

Medical News Today: Milk may increase risk of fractures, overall mortality in both sexes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
Researchers in Sweden claim that a higher consumption of milk is not associated with a lower risk of fractures and may instead be linked with a higher rate of mortality.

Medical News Today: Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:00
An extract from shiitake mushrooms - AHCC - could help treat HPV infection, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer treatment linked to cardiac death risk

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that, among men with existing heart problems, androgen deprivation therapy is linked with a 3.3-times increased risk of cardiac death.

Medical News Today: Sleeping with more than 20 women in a lifetime linked to lower prostate cancer risk

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00
A new study suggests men who sleep with more than 20 women may be at lower risk of prostate cancer, while men with more than 20 male sexual partners may be at higher risk.

Medical News Today: Black tea, citrus consumption 'could lower ovarian cancer risk'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00
Consuming foods with flavonoids - including black tea, red wine, apples and citrus fruits - has been linked to a lower risk of ovarian cancer in a new study.

Medical News Today: Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:00
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Insight into how cells copy chromosomes important for fighting cancer

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:00
How cells unpack their chromosomes, unravel their long strands of DNA and copy them is a bit of a mystery. Now, discovery of a key step could be important for cancer research.