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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:00
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Gastroparesis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 05:00
What is gastroparesis and who is most at risk from developing it? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the different treatments available.

Medical News Today: Brain volume may help diagnose dementia with Lewy bodies

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
Dementia with Lewy bodies is notoriously difficult to diagnose, making early treatment difficult. A study examining changes in brain volume may be the key.

Medical News Today: Having dinner at 2 p.m. might help lose weight

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
New study suggests having dinner very early in the afternoon, or skipping it altogether, might have positive effects on metabolism and help fight body fat.

Medical News Today: Could loneliness be a sign of Alzheimer's?

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 08:00
A new study finds older adults with high levels of Alzheimer's-related proteins in the brain are much more likely to report feeling lonely.

Medical News Today: Autism: Parents face challenges, too

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 07:00
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.

Medical News Today: Medical implants coated with 'slippery surfaces' repel infectious biofilms

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 06:00
Scientists develop a slippery surface for medical implants that prevents formation of infectious bacterial biofilm while preserving normal immune response.

Medical News Today: Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.

Medical News Today: Planned Home Birth: What You Need to Know

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
How do you plan a home birth and what are the possible benefits? Learn about if it is safe and what some of the possible risks are?

Medical News Today: Energy drinks linked to hepatitis in new case study

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
A new case report describes a man who developed acute hepatitis, most likely from consuming too many energy drinks. This is the second case of its kind.

Medical News Today: How DNA might affect our reproductive choices

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:00
New research has found a link between our DNA and the age at which we have our first child, as well as the number of children we decide to have.

Medical News Today: Athletes' performance improved by thoughts of death

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 07:00
A new study suggests that provoking thoughts of death might motivate athletes to perform better, supporting the so-called terror management theory.

Medical News Today: Deadly snake's unique paralyzing venom may lead to new pain treatments

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:00
The unique venom of the blue coral snake, which preys on other venomous snakes, could lead to new pain treatments for humans, researchers say.

Medical News Today: Cycling to work may reduce heart disease risk

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
Cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, which suggests that recreational or commuter biking may prove a significant health strategy.

Medical News Today: ANA Blood Test: What to Expect

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.

Medical News Today: Facebook users live longer, study finds

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
Users of the social networking website have a higher rate of longevity, according to new research. However, there are some caveats.

Medical News Today: Sound perception and the importance of context

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:00
We all subconsciously and easily assign meanings to sounds. Recent research shows that this effortless ability of the human mind is deceptively complex.

Medical News Today: Prescription opioids blamed for rise in pediatric poisonings

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 07:00
Widespread use of prescription opioids has been linked to a dramatic rise in drug-related emergencies and hospitalization among children and adolescents.

Medical News Today: How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 07:00
Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: Production of dopamine neurons from stem cells steps closer

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 06:00
Use of stem cells to make dopamine cells for Parkinson's disease steps closer as scientists identify predictive markers of successful clinical production.

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