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Medical News Today: Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:00
New research suggests people with severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may have undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.

Medical News Today: Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:00
Evidence is steadily mounting that diet can influence lung health. The latest study demonstrates a link between eating fruit and veg and reduced COPD risk.

Medical News Today: Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:00
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism.

Medical News Today: Preeclampsia raises risk of heart disease, heart failure

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 07:00
A new meta-analysis shows women who had preeclampsia during pregnancy find themselves at a significantly higher risk of heart disease later in life.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy set to rise in industrialized countries

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 06:00
Scientists predict that life expectancy is likely to continue rising in developed nations, potentially exceeding 90 years for women in South Korea by 2030.

Medical News Today: HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:00
Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options.

Medical News Today: Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:00
Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way.

Medical News Today: New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:00
A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease.

Medical News Today: Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:00
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.

Medical News Today: What is best to eat and drink when you have a sore throat?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:00
In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms?

Medical News Today: Children inherit around 40 percent of parents' BMI

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:00
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.

Medical News Today: What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:00
Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.

Medical News Today: Early miscarriage threat from Listeria may be serious

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:00
Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.

Medical News Today: HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:00
Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

Medical News Today: What increases the chance of getting HIV?

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:00
How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?

Medical News Today: Lou Gehrig's disease: Mercury in fish, seafood could be risk factor

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:00
The risk factors for Lou Gehrig's disease are poorly understood. Breaking research shows that mercury consumed through seafood and fish might play a part.

Medical News Today: Heavy drinking may raise cardiovascular risk by aging the arteries

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:00
A new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men.

Medical News Today: Natural and home remedies for a sore throat

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:00
Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Stem cell transplantation may halt disease progression

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:00
Almost half of patients with MS experienced no disease progression in the 5 years after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, study reveals.

Medical News Today: Gay marriage legalization linked to drop in teenage suicide attempts

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:00
According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.

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