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Medical News Today: Woman who sniffs out Parkinson's inspires new study

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.

Medical News Today: Skin-to-skin contact after birth reduces stress levels for mothers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.

Medical News Today: Stepping down asthma medication is safe with guidance

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 02:00
Researchers found that with guidance, asthma patients whose condition was stable could safely reduce their medication and retain the same clinical outcomes at less cost.

Medical News Today: Therapy dogs have calming effect on children having cancer treatment

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 02:00
A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.

Medical News Today: Could Alzheimer's drugs or antidepressants help stroke patients?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.

Medical News Today: What does 'healthy obese' really mean?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conclude that terminology such as 'metabolically healthy obese' or 'unhealthy lean' do not accurately reflect health or predict future risks.

Medical News Today: Scientists find clues about how the brain filters out distractions

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Plague existed 3,300 years earlier than previously thought

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 08:00
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.

Medical News Today: Lupus: a serious disease we know little about

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease.

Medical News Today: Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.

Medical News Today: Dietary fatty acids may influence flare-ups in MS, autoimmune disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Through interaction with intestinal bacteria, different dietary fatty acids may affect the development and progress of autoimmune disease differently, says a study of mice with MS.

Medical News Today: Ultrasound may speed up drug delivery in the GI tract

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that ultrasound can speed up GI tract absorption and could make it much easier to deliver drugs to patients with inflammatory bowel and similar diseases.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean-style diet may protect against brain aging

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 00:00
Adhering to components of the Mediterranean diet could protect the brain from shrinkage that typically occurs with aging, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: What is carcinoma? Basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Learn about the signs and symptoms of two forms of non-melanoma skin cancer and how they are diagnosed and treated. Also find out the best ways to prevent carcinoma.

Medical News Today: Tooth decay risk doubles in children exposed to secondhand smoke

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.

Medical News Today: Many doctors discouraging HPV vaccination, study finds

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use has doubled in the US during the past decade

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 08:00
From 2001 to 2013, use of marijuana has doubled, finds a new study, which also reveals that use disorders have likewise increased during that time.

Medical News Today: Daily aspirin could increase chance of pregnancy

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:00
Taking just an 81-mg dose of aspirin daily may increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant, particularly if they have miscarried previously, suggests new research.

Medical News Today: Keep moving to prevent osteoarthritis, say physicists

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 06:00
Researchers explain how levels of sinovial fluid are maintained in cartilage and suggest that keeping active can prevent depletion and osteoarthritis.

Medical News Today: Africa more at risk from drug-resistant malaria than previously thought

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 02:00
Drug-resistant forms of the deadliest malaria parasite - currently confined to Asia - can infect African mosquitoes, suggesting risk of spread to Africa is higher than assumed.