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Medical News Today: Diet success: Does brain structure play a role?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 07:00
If you are having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off, researchers say integrity of connections between certain brain areas may be the culprit.

Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis: New blood test detects early stages, study finds

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 06:00
Profiles of altered amino acids in the blood distinguish early stage osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, study shows.

Medical News Today: Why Is There a Metallic Taste in My Mouth?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 05:00
Learn about the origin, diagnosis, available treatments, and if there should be concern if an unexplained metallic taste is present in the mouth.

Medical News Today: Should I Worry About a Tick Bite?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 23:00
Learn what ticks are and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a bite. Can ticks transmit diseases? How can people prevent tick bites?

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Controlled glucose delivery could restore insulin production

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from Florida State University say it may be possible to normalize insulin production by administering controlled pulses of glucose.

Medical News Today: Male birth control shot shows promise

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 23:00
Birth control injections for men have been shown to prevent pregnancy in their female partners and are effective in nearly 96 percent of continuing users.

Medical News Today: 'Airway-on-a-chip' could yield new treatments for COPD

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have developed an 'airway-on-a-chip' that can test the effects of various smoking patterns on living human airway cells.

Medical News Today: Phantom limb pain relieved using brain-machine interface

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 07:00
The pain felt in an amputated limb can be significant and disruptive. Despite its origins being poorly understood, new research sheds new light.

Medical News Today: Treating children's peanut allergy via skin patch shows promise in trial

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:00
Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children.

Medical News Today: Treating a Horsefly Bite: What to Do

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 05:00
Learn what horseflies are and how you can distinguish a horsefly bite from other insect bites. How can a bite be prevented or treated?

Medical News Today: Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What is the Difference?

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated.

Medical News Today: Survival after gunshot injuries predicted with new tool

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
An innovative medical tool might help hospitals and families make better decisions regarding treatment for patients with brain injury due to gunshots.

Medical News Today: Men's mental health influenced by blood pressure, heart rate in adolescence

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
High blood pressure and high heart rate experienced in male teenage years may lead to an increased risk of OCD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.

Medical News Today: Sleep loss alters gut microbiota

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 08:00
A small study of healthy men found just 2 days of sleep loss were associated with changes in gut microbiota that previous studies have linked to obesity.

Medical News Today: Deaf awareness: Communication made simple

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 07:00
Deaf awareness is not complicated, but it is important. Without a solid understanding, deaf and hard-of-hearing people can be excluded and become isolated.

Medical News Today: Cranberry extract disrupts spread of hard-to-treat bacteria

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:00
Scientists discover that compounds found in cranberries restrict the spread of hard-to-treat bacteria by disrupting their cell-to-cell communications.

Medical News Today: Are There Any Health Benefits to Drinking Alkaline Water?

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 05:00
What is alkaline water and is it safe to drink? Learn if alkaline water may help with differing health conditions or more serious diseases.

Medical News Today: Early intervention for parents of children with autism reduces symptoms

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 23:00
Kids with autism whose parents took part in an early intervention - focusing on how to communicate with the child - showed reduced symptoms 6 years later.

Medical News Today: Mechanism that triggers fat formation uncovered

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 23:00
The actions of a hormone that controls maturation of fat cells may help identify how high-fat diets, stress, and some steroid medications cause obesity.

Medical News Today: Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:00
New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.