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Medical News Today: Novel arthritis treatment possible with new discovery

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 08:00
Researchers have found that 'microvesicles' - tiny particles released by cells - can penetrate human cartilage, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for arthritis.

Medical News Today: Post-Ebola: how can the WHO get back its teeth?

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:00
A post-Ebola panel has drawn up 10 recommendations for informing a better response to a future epidemic, largely focusing on the WHO. We look at some of the recommendations.

Medical News Today: Progesterone supplements do not help women with recurrent miscarriages

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:00
A 5-year trial finds, compared with a placebo, progesterone supplements do not reduce the likelihood of miscarriage in women with a history of recurring, unexplained miscarriages.

Medical News Today: Scientists map genes essential for cancer to survive

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 02:00
Using new technology, scientists have mapped thousands of genes that are essential for cancer cell survival, and have started to identify clusters unique to individual cancers.

Medical News Today: Pollution increases health risks for diabetic women

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 00:00
Air pollution has been known to cause serious health issues for many years. A new study links it to cardiovascular problems and stroke in diabetic women.

Medical News Today: Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find heart disease patients may worsen their health by spending too much time sitting. What is more, exercise does not counteract this effect.

Medical News Today: Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus causes severe brain inflammation

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 23:00
Mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause encephalitis, leading to disability and death, especially in infants and over 65. One locally transmitted case has occurred in the US.

Medical News Today: Healthy Thanksgiving: the science of overeating and avoiding food poisoning

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:00
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? We find out and look at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding may lower mothers' risk for type 2 diabetes

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:00
Women with gestational diabetes may reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes after giving birth by breastfeeding for at least 2 months, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Prices rise for prescription dermatologic drugs

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:00
A study shows that prices of prescription dermatologic drugs have risen dramatically in the US, becoming less affordable as insurance companies increasingly restrict formularies.

Medical News Today: Cranberries: Health Benefits, Health Risks

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:00
This article provides a nutritional breakdown of cranberries, highlights any potential health benefits associated with its consumption, as well as any risks.

Medical News Today: Better memory linked to physical activity

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:00
Older adults who took more steps as part of a new study scored better on memory tasks than those who were sedentary. The findings have implications for age-related memory decline.

Medical News Today: Why weight loss is harder when we carry more fat

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered the more fat we carry, the more our bodies appear to produce a protein that blocks our ability to burn fat.

Medical News Today: 'We have what it takes to break AIDS epidemic,' says UN report

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:00
A UN report celebrates and gives examples of the progress in tackling HIV/AIDS but also shows how far many countries are from the goal of ensuring everyone with HIV gets treatment.

Medical News Today: ADHD medication: is it a good idea?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00
The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness.

Medical News Today: Pumpkin: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of pumpkin including supporting heart health, eye health, promoting fertility and giving immunity a boost.

Medical News Today: Turkey: Health Benefits and Facts

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
For Thanksgiving, 51 million turkeys will be consumed across the country with total spending for the holiday at around $2,375,000,000. So, what are the health benefits of turkey?

Medical News Today: Is giving birth at the weekend more dangerous?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
New research delves into the worrying implications for mother and child of being born on a Saturday or Sunday, rather than a weekday.

Medical News Today: Superfoods: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
Find out all about superfoods; foods that typically provide many nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, for minimal calories.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
In a new study, decanoic acid, which forms part of the MCT ketogenic diet, was found to be more effective than current medications in preventing seizures in people with epilepsy.