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Medical News Today: Sexual frequency picks up after 50 years of marriage

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have found that, after an initial decline, sexual frequency for married couples increases after 50 years of being together.

Medical News Today: Scientists seek to weaponize new family of bacteria to fight malaria

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:00
After discovering a new family of bacteria that uniquely colonizes disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists are now investigating how to use them to fight the malaria parasite.

Medical News Today: Discovery of ovarian cancer target paves way for new treatment strategy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have discovered a therapeutic target for ovarian clear cell carcinoma, a subtype of ovarian cancer - an aggressive disease with very few effective treatments available.

Medical News Today: Sleep quality could be improved with mindfulness meditation

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults.

Medical News Today: Frequent hot flashes, night sweats 'may last for at least 7 years during menopause'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
Up to 75% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes and night sweats. Now, a new study finds many women may experience these symptoms frequently for at least 7 years.

Medical News Today: Bacterial DNA can be passed to offspring in mother's body

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, research has demonstrated that bacteria-influenced genetic traits can be passed from parent to child in a mouse model.

Medical News Today: Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Medical News Today: Duchenne, Becker muscular dystrophy 'affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the US'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Around 1 in 5,000 boys in the US aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, according to new estimates from a CDC-funded study.

Medical News Today: 'Numerous effects' of climate change on tropical diseases

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:00
Scientists reveal a variety of effects of climate change on different vector-borne diseases such as malaria, publishing ideas in a special issue of a journal of the Royal Society.

Medical News Today: Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:00
Researchers are developing a telescopic contact lens and glasses duo that lets wearers choose to see things either at normal or nearly three times normal size.

Medical News Today: Satellites help scientists track deadly parasites

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are developing a way to use satellite data such as rainfall, temperature, land usage and vegetation, to predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria and worms.

Medical News Today: New, aggressive form of HIV identified in Cuba

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:00
A newly identified recombinant variant of HIV progresses to AIDS much faster than other known versions of the virus, often before the patient knows they are infected.

Medical News Today: Low-fat, plant-based vegan diet 'may reduce heart disease risk' in obese children

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
Over 4 weeks, a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet was found to be more effective in reducing risk factors for heart disease in obese children than the diet recommended by the AHA.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture back pain success determined by psychological factors

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
A study has shown that people receiving acupuncture for lower back pain will derive less benefit from the treatment than others if they have low expectations.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use could explain excessive daytime sleepiness in some teens

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Researchers identified marijuana in the urine of adolescents who had test findings consistent with narcolepsy, suggesting the drug could be linked to excessive daytime sleepiness.

Medical News Today: Cancer care 'rated more highly' if patients can share decisions

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:00
A large survey of patients with lung or colorectal cancer suggests that if doctors involve them in decisions about treatment, they are more likely to be rated highly.

Medical News Today: Finding love online: study reveals how to get that first date

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:00
If you are one of the millions of people in the US trying online dating, read on. A new study reveals the best - albeit unexpected - ways to bag that first face-to-face meeting.

Medical News Today: How the brain creates maps of the external world

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:00
A study builds upon the finding of 'grid cells' in the brain that help us to build internal maps of our surroundings, explaining how these maps are linked to external objects.

Medical News Today: Air pollution linked to increased risk of suicide

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 07:00
A new study associates short-term exposure to high levels of air pollution with increased risk of suicide, particularly among men and middle-aged individuals.

Medical News Today: Menopausal hormone therapy associated with ovarian cancer risk

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 07:00
New research suggests that hormone replacement therapy for the menopause is associated with an increased risk of the two most common forms of ovarian cancer.

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