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Medical News Today: Marijuana use surpasses cigarette use in US college students

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:00
A study investigating college student drug use has found that daily marijuana use has now surpassed daily cigarette smoking for the first time.

Medical News Today: Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:00
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.

Medical News Today: Leukemia drug could be used to sabotage metabolism of cancer cells

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00
Scientists may be able to force cancer cells to eliminate a crucial metabolic enzyme using a leukemia drug and another compound to disrupt the process of autophagy.

Medical News Today: 9 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 9 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peanut and their heartbeat may be heard for the very first time with the use of a handheld doppler.

Medical News Today: Young women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:00
A new study examines data from over 7,000 women to evaluate the risk factors among younger women that are associated with cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Lack of sleep could increase common cold risk

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that people who slept less than 5 hours a night were 4.5 times likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than people who slept 7 or more hours.

Medical News Today: Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the health benefits of consuming tahini including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, protecting against hormone-related cancers and maintaining bone health.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease may be result of 'brain cell burnout'

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 23:00
Scientists suggest Parkinson's disease may be the result of brain cells that require a high amount of energy to control movement exhausting themselves and dying prematurely.

Medical News Today: Hip, knee replacement for osteoarthritis raises risk of heart attack

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 23:00
Patients who underwent total knee or hip replacement surgery for osteoarthritis were at increased risk of heart attack during the postoperative period, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that heavy coffee consumption could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks in young adults with hypertension.

Medical News Today: Study identifies symptoms of suicide risk for people with depression

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 23:00
A major multinational study has identified some of the behaviors that come before a suicide attempt. People who show these behaviors are a significant suicide risk.

Medical News Today: Drinking water, eating after heavy drinking 'does not prevent hangovers'

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:00
Contrary to the beliefs of many student drinkers, a new study finds that drinking water or eating directly after heavy alcohol consumption does not prevent hangovers.

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: yeast study may address root cause

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:00
Cystic fibrosis results from a mutation that stops ions moving in and out of cells. Now, a study shows how a small molecule restored ion channel function in deficient yeast cells.

Medical News Today: FDA approve new drug to treat high cholesterol

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:00
Repatha is the second in a class of drugs to be approved by the FDA that addresses how the liver performs in relation to the treatment of high cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Man sheds deadly polio virus in feces for 28 years

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from the UK have reported on a man who they believe has been shedding a mutated form of a vaccine-derived polio virus in his feces for 28 years.

Medical News Today: Could neuroticism stem from overthinking?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have proposed a new cognitive model for neuroticism, suggesting that this personality trait could be explained by overthinking rather than sensitivity to threat.

Medical News Today: Fat deposits in brain may hasten Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that abnormal fat deposits found in the brains of people who died from Alzheimer's disease could trigger or accelerate the condition.

Medical News Today: Could hypertension during pregnancy signal elevated risk for siblings?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00
The male siblings of women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Growth hormone 'treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Three years of growth hormone injections in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis continued to give bone benefits for a decade, according to the results of a randomized trial.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic use may raise risk of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.