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Medical News Today: Mid-range 'good' cholesterol levels associated with longer life

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:00
Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.

Medical News Today: Bone Marrow Biopsy: What to Expect

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 05:00
What happens during a bone marrow biopsy? This article looks at how bone marrow biopsies are carried out, how long they take, and whether or not they hurt.

Medical News Today: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Have the long-term effects been exaggerated?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 23:00
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed around 200,000 people in 1945. A new analysis investigates the 60-year health impact on survivors and their offspring.

Medical News Today: Children failing to meet ideal cardiovascular health guidelines

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 23:00
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.

Medical News Today: Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:00
Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces.

Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis can be caused by senescent cells, study finds

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:00
Using mouse models, researchers say they have uncovered a causal link between cellular senescence - where cells stop dividing - and osteoarthritis.

Medical News Today: Could memory loss be reversed with a common painkiller?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 06:00
Researchers reveal a common NSAID called mefenamic acid reversed memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for human trials.

Medical News Today: What is Mono and Should I Worry About It?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

Medical News Today: MS: Treating earliest signs reduces risk of diagnosis, relapse

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with interferon beta-1b could reduce the risk of diagnosis and reduce relapse rate.

Medical News Today: Poor protein control key to Alzheimer's progression

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:00
The way in which Alzheimer's brain changes progress is linked to poor control of protein in specific areas of the brain. New research maps these changes.

Medical News Today: Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:00
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.

Medical News Today: Epigenetics: The keeper of the code

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00
The code stored in our DNA is no longer the whole story. The field of epigenetics is teaching us that the packaging is just as important as the contents.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline, prevent Alzheimer's

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 06:00
A new review finds higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline and lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: What is a Charley Horse? Muscle Cramps Explained

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about charley horse, another name for muscle cramp. This article looks at the causes of these cramps that often affect the calf, foot, and toes.

Medical News Today: Heart disease found to be misdiagnosed in some active adults

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 23:00
Consistent with athletes, people who exercise regularly can enlarge their hearts, which could result in a misdiagnosis of heart disease, study finds.

Medical News Today: Zika infection in pregnancy linked to joint deformities in newborns

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 23:00
New research in The BMJ suggests Zika infection in pregnancy may be linked to a condition called arthrogryposis, whereby joints are deformed at birth.

Medical News Today: Drop in canine fertility may be due to environmental contaminants

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 08:00
A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality.

Medical News Today: Hay fever might alter the brain

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 07:00
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis.

Medical News Today: Potential cancer-causing chemicals found in U.S. drinking water

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 06:00
Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals linked to the development of cancer were found in drinking water serving 6 million people in the United States.

Medical News Today: Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about different relaxation techniques and the occasions where they can be used to reduce stress. This article includes information on anxiety.