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Medical News Today: Pokémon Go distracts drivers and pedestrians, causes accidents

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:00
Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows.

Medical News Today: Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 07:00
A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.

Medical News Today: Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:00
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.

Medical News Today: How Does Alcohol Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 05:00
It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes.

Medical News Today: Being moved by sadness-evoking music linked to high empathy

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00
Highly empathic people enjoy being moved by sad instrumental music in terms of relaxing sadness, moving sadness, and nervous sadness, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Female hormone found to fight flu damage

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 23:00
A fascinating and potentially wide-reaching interaction between influenza, progesterone, and lung repair is unearthed in a landmark study.

Medical News Today: Growth Hormone Injections: Uses and Side Effects

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 23:00
Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections.

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking: Heart health benefits challenged in new study

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:00
Moderate alcohol intake has been hailed as beneficial for heart health, but a new study finds it could raise the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Medical News Today: Emotions mapped in the human brain

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have been able to pinpoint emotions such as fear, contentment, and sadness in the human brain, thanks to an algorithm and fMRI scans.

Medical News Today: Cancer: Four-stranded DNA could help develop targeted treatments

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 06:00
By discovering how quadruple-helix DNA may help cancer progress, researchers come up with a possible new way to target cancer cells selectively.

Medical News Today: Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 05:00
With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here.

Medical News Today: 'Super agers' avoid brain shrinkage, retain youthful thinking abilities

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00
Some older adults do not experience a decline in memory ability with age. Researchers reveal the youthful mechanism behind the brain of the 'super ager.'

Medical News Today: Open Heart Surgery: What to Expect

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 23:00
Open heart surgery is performed in order to repair a fault or damage in the heart. Learn all about what happens and what the recovery process is like.

Medical News Today: Ear infections could be cured with antibiotic gel

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 23:00
A course of antibiotics is currently the best way to treat ear infections in kids. A new bioengineered gel may be the answer parents have been waiting for.

Medical News Today: Fertilization without an egg: New technique produces healthy baby mice

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:00
Researchers reveal how injecting sperm into embryos called parthenogenotes produced healthy baby mice, and no female egg was needed.

Medical News Today: Some fatty acids may raise women's risk of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:00
A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette use tied to rise in quit smoking success

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 06:00
New research finds growth in rates of e-cigarette use in England is positively associated with success rate of attempts to quit smoking.

Medical News Today: Should I Worry About Seroma?

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 05:00
A seroma is a buildup of fluid where tissue has been removed, often occurring as after surgery or an injury. Learn about them and their treatment here.

Medical News Today: 10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 23:00
Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.

Medical News Today: Smoking thickens the heart's walls and reduces function

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 23:00
Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.