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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.

Medical News Today: Common Causes of Scalp Tenderness and Sensitivity

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 05:00
What is scalp tenderness and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn how to diagnose scalp tenderness and what treatments are available.

Medical News Today: Bat flu virus may be capable of infecting human cells

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 23:00
Are our furry bat buddies friend or foe this Halloween? An international team of scientists finds that bat flu may have the potential to transmit to humans.

Medical News Today: New study links autism to mutations in mitochondrial DNA

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 23:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Mulberry compound aids weight loss by activating brown fat

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 23:00
A compound found in mulberries called rutin has been shown to activate brown fat in mice, leading to increased energy expenditure and fat reduction.

Medical News Today: Why Is My Urine Bright Yellow? Colors Changes and Causes

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 23:00
Abnormal urine colors have many causes, but what are they and what signs should be looked for? Learn why urine changes and when to seek medical advice.

Medical News Today: Competition is the best workout motivation, study finds

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 23:00
A new study examines competition and support as motivators for physical exercise. The study also looks at the role social media plays in motivation.

Medical News Today: GAD Antibodies and Diabetes: What's the Connection?

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 05:00
What are GAD antibodies and why are they important to diabetes? Learn about the symptoms of diabetes and the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Leukocytes in Urine: A Sign of a Urinary Tract Infection?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 23:00
What are leukocytes? Learn about high levels in urine, the diagnosis and treatment of a UTI, and leukocytes in the urine during pregnancy.