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Medical News Today: COX-2 inhibitors linked to increased risk of stroke death

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 23:00
Commonly prescribed for arthritis and pain, COX-2 inhibitors are associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure and death from stroke.

Medical News Today: Can secondhand smoke exposure cause weight gain?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:00
A new study challenges the idea that smoking keeps people slim, citing a mechanism whereby cigarette smoke triggers a change within cells, impairing their response to insulin.

Medical News Today: Child diabetes: could you spot the signs?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:00
In line with American Diabetes Month this November, we look at the symptoms of the condition in children, after a study found that only 14% of parents could identify them.

Medical News Today: Alcohol recovery drug 'more effective' among patients with genetic variant

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:00
Mayo Clinic researchers report that they have identified certain genetic markers associated with improved outcomes for alcohol-dependent patients taking the drug acamprosate.

Medical News Today: Chagas disease - a new public health threat for Americans?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:00
The risk of contracting Chagas disease - a largely unrecognized parasitic infection that can cause heart disease and death - is increasing in a large area of the southern US.

Medical News Today: Drink more fluid to cut risk of further kidney stones, say doctors

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:00
An increase in fluid intake is among the recommendations the American College of Physicians make in new guidelines to prevent recurrent kidney stones.

Medical News Today: Google glass: could it cause blind spots?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco find that Google Glass - a wearable, head-mounted computer - could obstruct a wearer's peripheral vision.

Medical News Today: Can Tai Chi reduce inflammation for breast cancer survivors?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
Tai Chi has been linked with numerous health benefits. Now, a UCLA study claims that the Chinese martial art reduces inflammation among breast cancer survivors with insomnia.

Medical News Today: Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have observed that asthmatic children who needed to have their adenoids and tonsils removed had greater control of their asthma after the surgery.

Medical News Today: Smoking linked to increased risk of chronic back pain

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:00
Smokers are three times more likely to develop chronic back pain than nonsmokers, according to researchers, who found that smoking affects brain circuitry linked to chronic pain.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: why do humans lack diversity compared with apes?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:00
After analyzing the bacteria in fecal samples from humans and apes, researchers have found that humans have less diverse gut bacteria, suggesting potential health implications.

Medical News Today: NSAIDs induce 'suicide' in potentially cancerous intestinal cells

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:00
A new study finally explains the mechanism behind the protective effects of NSAIDs against colorectal cancer. The drugs cause cells carrying a gene mutation to initiate suicide.

Medical News Today: Lasting protection against Ebola from single-dose inhaled vaccine looks feasible

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:00
A single dose of a breathable trial vaccine for Ebola gave non-human primates long-lasting protection against lethal infection. Researchers are now planning human trials.

Medical News Today: Memory disorder diagnoses may benefit from seeing brain as networks

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:00
A new study that looks at the brain as networks instead of individual areas of activity could lead to a new way of diagnosing age-related memory disorders.

Medical News Today: Shift work could impair brain functioning

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00
A new study associates body clock-disrupting rotational shift patterns with brain impairment equivalent to 6.5 years of cognitive decline.

Medical News Today: Muscular dystrophy: could a smartphone monitor the effects of treatment?

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims the effectiveness of steroids in treating muscular dystrophy could one day be monitored through small, handheld gadgets, such as smartphones or tablets.

Medical News Today: COPD experts warn Medicare penalties will hurt vulnerable patients

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:00
Penalties aimed at reducing readmissions and improving patient care 'may be doing more harm than good,' according to lung disease experts.

Medical News Today: Resveratrol supplements 'may impair body's response to exercise'

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:00
Opposing previous research, a new study claims that resveratrol supplements do not enhance the benefits of physical activity, but reverse them.

Medical News Today: New mouse model opens doors for improved Ebola research

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:00
Research into the genes that influence Ebola susceptibility has led to the creation of a mouse model that experiences Ebola symptoms consistent with human infection.

Medical News Today: Sea sponge-derived drug could extend life for breast cancer patients

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:00
Eribulin, a drug originally created from a sea sponge, has been shown to extend life for up to 5 months in women with advanced triple negative breast cancer.