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Medical News Today: Heart transplant in kids: speedy operation 'better than waiting for match'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:00
Despite long-held wisdom that pediatric patients in need of a heart transplant should wait for a perfect match, new research suggests speedy transplants result in better survival.

Medical News Today: Dementia carers' mental health improves with coping strategies therapy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:00
A new study demonstrates that a cost-effective coping strategies therapy program can provide emotional support for carers of dementia patients, improving quality of care.

Medical News Today: Skin cancer: how effective are smartphone apps for early detection?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:00
For skin cancer, early detection is key in beating the disease. Skin cancer apps for smartphones claim to aid early cancer diagnosis. But how effective are they? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy and childbirth: why mental health care for parents is important

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:00
The importance of appropriate care and monitoring for parental mental health, as well as the impact of parental disorders on the child, is examined in a new series of articles.

Medical News Today: Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:00
Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.

Medical News Today: 'Medium' daily exercise tied to lower risk of Parkinson's disease

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds medium amounts of daily physical exercise from doing chores, commuting and leisure pursuits is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Police face vastly increased sudden cardiac death risk in stressful situations

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Researchers find that situations such as altercations, chases and restraining suspects led to a 30-70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death in American police officers.

Medical News Today: Genetically low vitamin D levels linked to all-cause mortality

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
People with genetically low concentrations of vitamin D may be at increased risk of all-cause mortality, but not cardiovascular mortality, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Could the next Ebola-like virus outbreak be on the horizon?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
A new study provides the first evidence that a family of deadly viruses - known as henipaviruses - may have jumped from bats to humans in Africa.

Medical News Today: Heart disease: stressed women more likely to have reduced heart blood flow

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 07:00
New research presented at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2014 suggests mental stress reduces blood flow to the hearts of female coronary heart disease patients more than men.

Medical News Today: Controversial cholesterol-lowering drug 'vindicated' in global study

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 07:00
A large study has found that the cholesterol-lowering ezetimibe, taken in combination with a statin, is beneficial for patients at high risk for heart disease or stroke.

Medical News Today: Hand soap antimicrobial linked to cancer and liver fibrosis

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:00
Researchers say an agent found in shampoo, hand soap and other personal hygiene products - triclosan - caused liver fibrosis and cancer in mice, and it could pose a risk to humans.

Medical News Today: Melanoma shows improved regression with combination of PV-10 and checkpoint inhibitor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
In a mouse model, PV-10 used alongside immune check point inhibitors improved melanoma regression and increased T cell activity, according to research presented at SITC's meeting.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new gene for devastating form of epilepsy

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies many unsolved cases of the devastating disorder progressive myoclonus epilepsy.

Medical News Today: WHO urge action on drowning - a 'leading killer' worldwide

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.

Medical News Today: Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Amoxicillin use linked to diarrhea and thrush

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
New research has found that the frequently prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is associated with adverse effects that could well be under-reported.

Medical News Today: Specific brain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
It was previously thought drug addiction results from two separate brain systems, but a new study suggests neurons in the reward system are active during both use and withdrawal.

Medical News Today: Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.

Medical News Today: Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.