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Medical News Today: Steam inhalation does not ease chronic nasal congestion, study finds

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 23:00
Symptoms of chronic nasal congestion are unlikely to be eased through steam inhalation, new research finds, though nasal irrigation may be effective.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance raising the specter of 'untreatable gonorrhea'

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:00
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's vaccine steps closer with new study

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:00
A new vaccine combination has proven successful in mouse models of Alzheimer's, new study reveals, and it could be tested in humans within 3-5 years.

Medical News Today: Medical center reduces blood waste, saves millions with new practices

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 06:00
By changing practices spanning ordering, transport, and storage of blood, an academic medical center reduces blood use by 30 percent and saves $2 million.

Medical News Today: Purpura: What You Need to Know

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for purpura, a skin condition that appears as small purple spots just beneath the surface of the skin.

Medical News Today: Musical taste is cultural, not biological, says study

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 23:00
Our taste in music comes from our cultural exposure, not from a natural human tendency to prefer one sound over another, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Marrying young: Marital expectations for kids influenced by mom

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 23:00
Children's expectations of when or if they will marry, particularly if they will marry young, are heavily influenced by the experiences of their mothers.

Medical News Today: Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria.

Medical News Today: Cinnamon: Could this popular spice make us better learners?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:00
A sprinkle of cinnamon on your breakfast could be the difference between being a good learner or a bad learner, mouse study concludes.

Medical News Today: FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 23:00
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.

Medical News Today: Why do stand-up comedians die young?

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 23:00
A landmark study shows that stand-up comedians are more likely to have a premature death than comedy actors or dramatic actors. Why is this the case?

Medical News Today: New compounds defeat multi-drug resistant cancer cells

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:00
Researchers find a newly discovered class of molecules - called selenocompounds - can kill multi-drug resistant cancer cells in mice.

Medical News Today: 'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:00
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years.

Medical News Today: Zika epidemic likely over in 2-3 years

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:00
The current Zika epidemic in South America will likely end in 2-3 years and - apart from small outbreaks - not resurge for another 10, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Red meat consumption linked to kidney failure

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
The number of kidney disease cases is steadily rising. Breaking research finds a strong link between increased red meat intake and end-stage renal disease.

Medical News Today: Constant exposure to artificial lights could be affecting our health

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
A study shows that exposing mice to artificial light for long periods of time causes health problems. Turning off the lights could improve our health.

Medical News Today: Gene discovery may lead to better treatments for tendon injury

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:00
Insights into the molecular network of a gene called Mkx should help improve the study of tendon physiology and lead to new treatments for tendon injury.

Medical News Today: Cancer-promoting protein levels reduced by diet and exercise

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 07:00
Changes to diet and exercise habits could reduce the amount of proteins in the blood that are involved in angiogenesis and the development of cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Colon cancer susceptibility may vary with gut microbes

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:00
Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.

Medical News Today: Side effects of Alzheimer's gene visible in child brain development

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 23:00
Effects of the apolipoprotein E gene, with the greatest influence on the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, may be present in childhood.