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Medical News Today: Father inspired after child's autism improved by course of antibiotic

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:00
A surprising improvement in a child’s autism, seemingly caused by amoxicillin, has led a father to begin investigating the links between gut bacteria and the disorder.

Medical News Today: Harms of maternal smoking may be reflected in facial movements of fetuses

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:00
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in a higher rate of mouth and facial-touch movements in unborn babies, according to a pilot study.

Medical News Today: Crave chocolate? A 15-minute walk will magic those bad feelings away

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:00
Researchers looking at how to regulate snacking behaviors have found that a short, brisk walk reduces cravings for high-calorie sugary snacks.

Medical News Today: Only 45% of people with Alzheimer's disease are given their diagnosis

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 06:00
The Alzheimer’s Association find that disclosure rates for the disease are “disturbingly low,” with less than half of patients reporting that they were told the diagnosis.

Medical News Today: Growth of global antibiotic use for livestock raises concerns about drug resistance

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:00
Use of antibiotics in livestock - used routinely in modern farming to prevent disease and promote growth - is set to rise 67% by 2030, raising concerns about increasing superbugs.

Medical News Today: Older runners who switch to barefoot may find it harder to adapt foot strike

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study of older runners suggests they may find it harder to change from heel-first pattern of foot strike and this may raise the risk of injury when running barefoot.

Medical News Today: Bringing chefs into school kitchens proves effective in randomized trial for healthy eating

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds that chef-led school meals are effective at making healthy eating palatable for kids.

Medical News Today: ¿Qué es un linfoma? Causas, síntomas y tratamientos

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Aprenda todo lo relacionado con los linfomas, un cáncer presente en el sistema inmunológico y glóbulos blancos de la sangre. Encuentre diagnósticos y tratamientos.

Medical News Today: Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers report that the children of parents that smoke in front of them are more likely to develop plaque in their carotid artery than the children of nonsmokers.

Medical News Today: Publicly insured Americans 'have poorer lung transplantation survival' than UK patients

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
A new study reveals that publicly insured US patients who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis have poorer survival than publicly insured UK patients.

Medical News Today: A short daytime nap could improve memory by fivefold, study finds

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that participants who slept for 45-60 minutes after a learning task had much better subsequent memory recall than those who did not have a nap.

Medical News Today: Could saccharin be used to treat aggressive cancers?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:00
Researchers believe that the common artificial sweetener saccharin could be used to develop new anticancer drugs to target aggressive cancers.

Medical News Today: Genetic engineering pioneer urges caution on editing human genome

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:00
Jennifer A. Doudna, inventor of a new DNA-editing tool, and 17 other scientists and ethicists call for a worldwide moratorium on creating inheritable changes to the human genome.

Medical News Today: Early detection of osteoarthritis via blood test in sight, says study

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:00
There is currently no blood test for early-stage osteoarthritis. Now, a new study shows it is possible to detect a biomarker of the disease in the blood before bone damage occurs.

Medical News Today: UK can expect mosquito-borne diseases as climate warms, say experts

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:00
Leading public health experts warn that as the climate warms, the UK will see accelerated arrival of chikungunya, dengue fever, West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may reverse progression of low-grade prostate tumors

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
The preliminary results of a small randomized controlled trial suggest that patients with less aggressive prostate tumors may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements.

Medical News Today: ¿Qué es la frecuencia cardiaca? ¿Cuál es el pulso normal de una persona?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
Encuentre todo lo relacionado con la frecuencia cardíaca (cuántas veces el corazón se contrae y se relaja por minuto) y cómo tomar su pulso.

Medical News Today: Treating sewage with chlorine may promote antibiotic resistance

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that the use of chlorine in wastewater treatment plants could lead to the formation of new antibiotics and contribute toward antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Tobacco industry 'using well-resourced tactics' to prevent global tobacco control

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
In the fifth edition of The Tobacco Atlas, the authors say the tobacco industry is hampering global efforts to reduce tobacco use by using a number of 'well-resourced' tactics.

Medical News Today: Acne patients: 'substantial proportion' fail to collect prescribed treatment

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
Dermatologist-prescribed treatments are being left on pharmacy shelves by up to a quarter of people with acne, according to a new study.

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