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Medical News Today: How Does the Egg Donation Process Work?

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 23:00
Egg donation can help women become pregnant when it is difficult for them to do so. Find out more about the procedure and what is required.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 07:00
The Ohio State University have trialed a colorectal cancer screening initiative for relatives of colorectal cancer patients. The results are promising.

Medical News Today: Prolonged use of some painkillers tied to hearing loss in women

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 06:00
A study of over 55,000 women finds longer use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen - but not aspirin - is tied to slightly higher risk of hearing loss in women.

Medical News Today: Is Alzheimer's Disease Hereditary? Causes and Risks

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 05:00
Exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease is unknown. Age is a major risk factor, but scientists are also investigating genetic factors and heredity.

Medical News Today: Situational Depression: How is it Different to Clinical Depression?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
Situational depression is similar to clinical depression, but it normally lasts for a shorter time. Learn about the differences in symptoms and treatment.

Medical News Today: Dementia: Protein in urine may put people at greater risk

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
People with protein present in their urine may have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia in later life, new research finds.

Medical News Today: A year in review: The most popular medical research of 2016

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 07:00
This year has seen an incredible range of innovation and advances. Here, we cover some of the most talked-about research from Medical News Today in 2016.

Medical News Today: Microprotein important for maintaining human cell health discovered

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 06:00
Using new a detection tool to probe small blind spots in the human genome, scientists find a microprotein that plays a key role in cell housekeeping.

Medical News Today: Diet Tips for GERD: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 05:00
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid comes back into the esophagus. Find out which foods can reduce or worsen symptoms.

Medical News Today: Sundowner's Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 23:00
Sundowner's syndrome often affects older people with dementia, causing them to feel agitated in the early evening. Find out how to reduce the impact.

Medical News Today: Understanding REM: When dreams and paralysis are uncoupled

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 23:00
Individuals with REM sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. New research delves into the neurological mechanisms behind this rare condition.

Medical News Today: Fasting could help treat most common childhood leukemia

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 07:00
A study reveals that intermittent fasting cleared cancer cells and increased survival in mouse models of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Molecule that stops cells becoming cancerous identified

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 06:00
Using human cells and mice, scientists reveal the molecule NLRC3 plays key role in stopping abnormal growth of colon cells and protecting against cancer.

Medical News Today: Embryo Freezing: What You Need to Know

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 05:00
Find out how embryo freezing can help women who have trouble conceiving, who undergo cancer treatment, or who need to put off pregnancy for other reasons.

Medical News Today: End-Stage COPD: Treatment and Outlook

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:00
What is COPD and what are the different stages? Learn about the symptoms and complications of COPD and the outlook for living with end-stage COPD.

Medical News Today: Anesthetic cream most effective pain reliever for infant vaccinations

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:00
New research has found that anesthetic cream is the best solution for the pain experienced by infants as a result of routine vaccinations.

Medical News Today: Football players 'not at higher risk of neurodegenerative disease'

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00
Given that football players have a high risk of head trauma, a new study investigates if this also puts them at risk of brain degenerative disease.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer deaths have dropped in many countries

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 06:00
Breast cancer deaths have fallen in 39 of 47 countries, including the U.S. and most developed nations of Europe - with stark disparities elsewhere.

Medical News Today: How Can Diet Affect Psoriasis?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 05:00
Find out how certain dietary choices may reduce inflammation and the risk of celiac disease and promote overall health for people with psoriasis.

Medical News Today: What Vitamins Are Best for Psoriasis?

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 23:00
There are conventional treatments for psoriasis but what effect can vitamins have on psoriasis? Learn about vitamins A, D, C, E, and other nutrients.