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Medical News Today: Could too much sleep increase the risk of stroke?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00
A new study suggests that, compared with people who sleep 6-8 hours a night, those who sleep more than 8 hours may be at 46% higher risk of stroke.

Medical News Today: Struggling with daily tasks may be warning sign for heart failure patients

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years.

Medical News Today: Childhood pneumonia: study pinpoints viral cause in most cases

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of black beans?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the health benefits of black beans including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, preventing cancer and warding off heart disease.

Medical News Today: Daily antiretroviral medication 'highly protective' against HIV infection

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have presented findings from a study demonstrating the pre-exposure prophylaxis reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men.

Medical News Today: Stress: its surprising implications for health

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 07:00
Stress affects us all, but it may do more than disrupt our sleep or cause a headache. In this spotlight, we explore some of the less recognized health implications of stress.

Medical News Today: Love may be the cure for drunkenness

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:00
Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a role in social and sexual behavior. Now, in a rat study, researchers have found that oxytocin also appears to prevent alcohol intoxication.

Medical News Today: Texas hospital successfully separates conjoined baby girls in 'marathon' procedure

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:00
After months of preparation, 10-month-old conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata were successfully separated in a complex, 26-hour, world-first procedure at a Texas hospital.

Medical News Today: Drug-resistant TB may be treatable with new small molecule drug

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:00
A new small molecule drug that disrupts the production of key proteins the bacterium needs to reproduce and survive shows promise against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Medical News Today: World's first 'bionic reconstructions' of hands performed

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:00
For the first time ever, three men from Austria have undergone a groundbreaking procedure that enables them to control robotic prosthetic hands controlled by their minds.

Medical News Today: 'Risk of bleeding' if recent heart attack patients take NSAID painkillers

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
Drugs such as ibuprofen, taken even just for a few days, have been found to raise the risk of bleeding in patients taking anti-clotting drugs such as aspirin after a heart attack.

Medical News Today: Short hospital stays after hip fracture 'may increase risk of death'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
For patients admitted to the hospital for hip fracture, those who stay less than 10 days may be at higher risk of death than patients who stay longer, according to new research.

Medical News Today: 'Bionic' eye allows man to see wife for first time in a decade

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:00
Thanks to a new bionic eye implant, a blind man is now able to reconstruct scenes and recognize objects and people - including his wife for the first time in a decade.

Medical News Today: IUDs and hormonal implants have become 'five times as popular' over past decade

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:00
Safety concerns over IUDs led to dwindling use throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but a new CDC report shows that these contraceptives have surged in popularity since 2002.

Medical News Today: Angry outbursts may raise the risk of heart attack

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:00
A new study by researchers from Australia provides further evidence that angry outbursts can trigger a heart attack - particularly in people at high risk.

Medical News Today: Bacteria exchange food via nanotubes

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows the cells of some types of bacteria exchange essential nutrients via nanotubes connected to the cells of other types of bacteria.

Medical News Today: Early peanut exposure may prevent allergy in high-risk children

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests eating peanuts regularly before the age of 11 months can protect most babies at high risk of developing peanut allergy.

Medical News Today: Frequent sauna use 'could reduce risk of cardiovascular, all-cause mortality'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds men who used a sauna at least twice a week were at much lower risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than those who sauna bathed once a week.

Medical News Today: '41,000 HIV transmissions yearly due to no diagnosis or care'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:00
Receiving an HIV diagnosis, or getting care when one has already been made, results in a '94% lower risk of transmission,' suggests new US data from HIV surveillance programs.

Medical News Today: Health groups call for policies to address gun-related injuries and deaths

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:00
Alongside the American Bar Association, eight physicians organizations have written a paper calling policies to be adopted to help reduce rates of firearm-related injury and death.