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Medical News Today: Ebola: are the CDC doing enough to stop a US outbreak?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
With three confirmed Ebola cases in the US, there are concerns that the country could see an outbreak. We look at what the CDC are doing to prevent this and whether it is enough.

Medical News Today: Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:00
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.

Medical News Today: Physical activity linked to lower risk of depression

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Engaging in physical activity three times a week may reduce the risk of depression, a new study finds. But depression before midlife could be a barrier to physical activity.

Medical News Today: Weight-gain study illustrates benefits of polyunsaturated oil

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.

Medical News Today: MERS virus cell entry mechanism is possible drug target

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new study reveals how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - MERS-CoV - enters host cells, opening potential new avenues for treatment.

Medical News Today: WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.

Medical News Today: First case of 'Google Glass addiction' reported

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Google's 'wearable computer' has been on the market for less than 2 years. A new study reports the first evidence of addictive behavior associated with the device.

Medical News Today: Most dermatology complaints in the emergency room are acute

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:00
Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Researchers move closer to origins of pancreatic cancer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk.

Medical News Today: How safe are human embryonic stem cell transplants?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.

Medical News Today: Could a chemical in broccoli, sprouts help treat autism?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes drug switched on and off by blue light

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new drug has been created that is activated by blue LED light, theoretically allowing type 2 diabetes patients to switch the drug on and off in the body.

Medical News Today: Protein instability suggested as cause of ALS

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.

Medical News Today: Injury to brain 'hubs' does more damage

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows that more mental functions are impaired by damage to brain hubs - where several networks come together - compared with brain damage that is far from hubs.

Medical News Today: Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Approximately 14 million major medical conditions in US due to smoking'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.

Medical News Today: Cardiac death in women: living near major roads a risk factor

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.