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Medical News Today: Illicit drug-taking in the workplace 'increasing'

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:00
Company that carries out millions of US workplace tests for drugs says the proportion of positives is on the rise, including for marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines.

Medical News Today: Low birth weights associated with proximity to fracking sites

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found a 'small but significant association' between low birth weights and how close pregnant women live to unconventional gas drilling wells.

Medical News Today: Mammography still best for breast cancer screening, experts find

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
An international group of experts reports that the benefits of mammography screening for women aged 50-69 outweigh adverse effects such as false-positive results.

Medical News Today: Will 'the female Viagra' really help women?

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
Later today, the FDA will vote - for the third time in 5 years - on whether to approve flibanserin, a drug touted as Viagra for women. However, concerns over its safety remain.

Medical News Today: Lung cancer blood test steps closer with new biomarker discovery

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have discovered a blood biomarker that is 'highly effective' in distinguishing between people with and without nonsmall cell lung cancer.

Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder affects '1 in 3 Americans' in their lifetime

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 05:00
Despite 1 in 3 Americans having a problem with drink, only 1 in 5 receive treatment, according to a study based on tens of thousands of face-to-face interviews.

Medical News Today: Delirium in critical care 'signals twice the risk of dying'

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 02:00
A study finds brain dysfunction leading to delirium is common in patients receiving intensive care, and that the disorder also doubles a patient's risk of death.

Medical News Today: New strong evidence for neurological cause of schizophrenia

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 02:00
A study finds strong evidence that a number of disease-linked mutations that disrupt the delicate chemical balance of signaling in the brain help cause schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: High moral reasoning linked to increased gray matter volume in the brain

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 23:00
Individuals with high levels of moral reasoning have greater gray matter volume in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: 3D map of human brain stem could make deep brain stimulation safer

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Duke Medicine have created a high-resolution map of the human brain stem that they say could help guide surgeons during deep brain stimulation.

Medical News Today: Melanoma rates have doubled over the past 30 years, say CDC

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 07:00
Melanoma rates in the US doubled between 1982 and 2011, according to the CDC, who say they will continue to rise unless a comprehensive skin cancer prevention program is actioned.

Medical News Today: First steps taken for regenerating whole limbs

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 07:00
Scientists have reported success in regenerating the forelimbs of rats from progenitor cells, paving the way for a similar technique to be attempted in humans.

Medical News Today: Frequently bullied kids 'twice as likely' to be depressed at 18

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Being called nasty names, having things taken, getting excluded from the group - all these and other elements of bullying experienced at 13 years old were tied to depression at 18.

Medical News Today: 'No evidence' linking smoking cessation drug with suicide, road accidents

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
A new study states that there is no strong evidence to suggest that varenicline, a common smoking cessation drug, is associated with increased risks of adverse health outcomes.

Medical News Today: Revealed: how teens are using the Internet to access health information

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Although 84% of teenagers use the Internet to find health information, a new study finds that parents are still the primary source of health advice for kids.

Medical News Today: State interventions 'have done nothing to increase organ donation'

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
Numerous policies and laws to narrow the gap between US organ and tissue demand and supply have brought no benefit, concludes a new study.

Medical News Today: Babies possess ability to perceive faces 'years before previously thought'

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
It was thought humans only become able to distinctly categorize faces around the time we learn to read. A new study suggests babies as young as 4 months old have this ability.

Medical News Today: Maternal antidepressant use may raise risk of newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
Using antidepressants in the final 90 days of pregnancy may raise a newborn's risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, a new study finds, with SSRI use posing the greatest risk.

Medical News Today: Men are 'more likely to cheat' if their wife is the main breadwinner

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Both men and women are more likely to have extramarital affairs if they are financially dependent on their spouse, but men are three times more likely to stray, a study finds.

Medical News Today: Studies revealing immunotherapy success represent 'new era' for cancer treatment

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Two new studies show immunotherapy to be highly effective against melanoma and lung cancer, with experts claiming the treatment may replace chemotherapy in the next few years.

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