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Medical News Today: Cancer patients make unreasonable demands 'just 1% of the time'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Survey of cancer professionals working in outpatient care finds the idea of demanding patients is a 'myth,' negating arguments that inappropriate demand drives up costs.

Medical News Today: Potential increase in cancer risk for stroke survivors

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
New research shows that survivors of ischemic stroke subsequently have an increased risk of cancer and mortality in comparison with the general population.

Medical News Today: Sugar industry's attempt to influence public health policy is 'a major issue'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:00
An investigative report by The BMJ exposes the extent of the sugar industry's financial stake in public health science. We speak to the journalist behind that report.

Medical News Today: The power of love: how relationships benefit body and mind

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:00
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we take a look at the influence that being in a relationship can have over health and well-being.

Medical News Today: Epilepsy drug shows promise for reducing stroke-induced brain damage

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 06:00
A drug FDA-approved for treating epilepsy - retigabine - may also be effective for reducing brain damage following ischemic stroke, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Protein in fish skin may help wounds heal safely

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests collagen from fish skin might make an effective dressing for skin wounds without the disease risk that collagen from cows and pigs might carry.

Medical News Today: More Americans die from smoking than previously thought

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:00
The number of Americans killed by smoking cigarettes is likely bigger than we thought because it may exclude many smokers who die from diseases not classed as caused by smoking.

Medical News Today: Mortality risk 'two times higher' in people with mental disorders

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
People with mental health disorders have a mortality risk that is two times higher than that of the general population and those without such disorders, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Air pollution risk for drivers waiting at red lights

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that when drivers are stopped in their cars at red lights they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants.

Medical News Today: IVF embryos: whole genetic code can be scanned for mutations

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have perfected a DNA sequencing technique to scan the complete genetic codes of IVF embryos, raising the prospect of testing the whole genome for disease mutations.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome renamed and redefined

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 07:00
A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine proposes new diagnostic criteria and a new name for the condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans.

Medical News Today: Sleep and activity trackers: which one is best for you?

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 07:00
Looking for a sleep and activity tracker to help improve your fitness? MNT have tried and tested some of the best devices in the market to help you choose.

Medical News Today: 'Long-term health benefits' for LGBT youth who come out during high school

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:00
Although coming out during high school carries risks of bullying, a study suggests that LGBT teens who do so report improved life satisfaction and self-esteem as young adults.

Medical News Today: 'Smart insulin' shows promise in mice with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 02:00
One injection of a type of insulin that activates itself when blood sugar is high kept blood sugar levels normal for at least 14 hours in mice with a form of type 1 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic use has more unwanted effects than previously thought

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the unwanted side effects of antibiotic use are broader and more complex than previously thought, especially in the way they disrupt friendly gut bacteria.

Medical News Today: Mortality benefits of moderate alcohol use 'may be overestimated'

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers say past studies are likely to have overestimated the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption through weak adjustment of confounding factors and use of poor controls.

Medical News Today: Resuscitating drowned children for over 30 minutes is 'futile'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Specific study into the outcomes of certain drownings in children given prolonged resuscitation suggests no benefit of carrying on after 30 minutes, contrary to current thinking.

Medical News Today: Unemployment 'a cause of 45,000 suicides each year'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Between 2000 and 2011, global unemployment accounted for approximately 45,000 deaths by suicide every year, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Mercury exposure may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases in women

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:00
Mercury exposure - even at levels considered safe - may raise the risk of autoimmune diseases in women of reproductive age, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Mouse study finds that serotonin deficiency does increase depression risk

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:00
Although scientists have been increasingly moving away from the theory that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, a new study finds evidence to support this hypothesis.