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Medical News Today: Ebola may persist in wastewater for at least 8 days

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests procedures for handling liquid waste contaminated with Ebola may underestimate the virus' ability to survive in wastewater.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis linked to lower levels of vitamin D

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:00
A new study by researchers from Canada reveals genetically lower levels of vitamin D may be associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: A bottle of water before mealtimes could aid weight loss

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:00
Obese adults who drank 500 ml of water 30 minutes before main meals lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who did not drink water before mealtimes, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Link found between throat microbes and schizophrenia

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have revealed that the microscopic organisms found in the back of the throats of people with schizophrenia are different to those found in healthy individuals.

Medical News Today: Relapse in leukemia tied to mutations that persist through treatment

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
Focusing on mutations that linger through chemotherapy instead of those present at time of diagnosis may be a better way to predict relapse and survival in acute myeloid leukemia.

Medical News Today: Majority of false-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, distress

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that patients who receive false-positive mammogram results are significantly more likely to report negative psychosocial consequences than those who do not.

Medical News Today: How to take care of your teeth and gums

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive decline

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off.

Medical News Today: Handheld device for rapid assessment of vital signs

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
Medical engineers have developed a battery-powered, hand-held device that allows people with no training to rapidly assess vital signs from the lips and fingertips noninvasively.

Medical News Today: Aspirin, NSAIDs linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 08:00
New research finds continuous long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Medical News Today: Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.

Medical News Today: New vaccine candidates may lead toward universal flu vaccine

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:00
Two studies have developed influenza vaccine candidates designed to target an area of the virus that is less prone to mutation compared with traditional vaccine targets.

Medical News Today: Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:00
Men and people aged 65 and over were less likely to report insufficient sleep when they had access natural environments like parks, the beach, green spaces, study shows.

Medical News Today: Heart disease deaths 'only slightly improved' in young adults over past 3 decades

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00
While heart disease death rates have improved significantly over the past few decades, new research indicates the rate of improvement is not shared equally by different age groups.

Medical News Today: A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
Statins are increasingly being used in people over 79 years of age who have not yet shown any signs of vascular disease - contrary to the available evidence, say researchers.

Medical News Today: 8 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 8 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a raspberry and is growing rapidly in all directions at a rate of one millimeter per day.

Medical News Today: Obstetric delivery for low-risk pregnancies does not improve birth outcomes, study finds

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
For low-risk pregnancies, birth outcomes do not differ depending on whether an infant is delivered by a family doctor or an obstetrician, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Helpful physicians may be key to successful weight loss

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:00
Participants in a weight-loss program who found their physicians the most helpful lost around twice as much weight as those who rated their physicians the least helpful.

Medical News Today: People with autistic traits may be more creative, study suggests

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:00
In creativity tests, researchers found individuals with high autistic traits were more likely to come up with original and unusual ideas than those without such traits.

Medical News Today: Reprogramming cancer cells back to normal looks feasible, study shows

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 06:00
Researchers united from two different fields have found the protein signaling that maintains the cancerous state of cells can be altered to morph tumor cells back to normal.