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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.

Medical News Today: Drug may reduce harm of potentially lethal radiation

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study in mice shows that an experimental drug given 24 hours after potentially-lethal exposure to nuclear radiation appears to extend survival by lessening damage to the gut.

Medical News Today: 'What day is it today?' Study explains why it can be hard to keep track

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00
Researchers suggest that midweek days are frequently confused because the mental associations that people have with them are sparse and similar.

Medical News Today: How to get rid of an infestation of bed bugs

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
Practical information about how to eliminate a bed bug infestation, along with tips about how to help prevent the insects taking hold in the first place.

Medical News Today: Beta blockers may have anticancer properties

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers investigating patients with ovarian cancer have found that beta blockers - a commonly used hypertension medication - could also have anticancer properties.

Medical News Today: Value decisions rely on communication between two brain regions, study shows

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
Unable to decide between rice and noodles? The coupling between the two brain regions involved in making value choices is not working so well today, neuroeconomists might say.

Medical News Today: New study supports link between ADHD and traumatic brain injury

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:00
An observational study utilizing phone interviews finds further evidence of a relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Medical News Today: Sharing child care responsibilities may lead to a better sex life

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that heterosexual couples who share child care responsibilities equally between themselves enjoy higher quality relationships and sex lives.

Medical News Today: Breastfed infants exposed to toxic chemicals, study finds

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:00
New research reveals that the longer an infant is breastfed, the more they are exposed to a number of toxic chemicals known as perfluorinated alkylate substances.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis linked to greater risk of depression

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 23:00
Individuals with psoriasis - a chronic skin disease - may be twice as likely to develop major depression, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Levels of dementia may be stabilizing, says report

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:00
The rise of dementia that was previously predicted may be false after researchers discover the number of people with the condition is stabilizing in some countries.

Medical News Today: Surgery, radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer 'may not reduce mortality'

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 07:00
While women with very early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of death, researchers find treating the condition with surgery and radiotherapy does not reduce mortality.

Medical News Today: Vomiting machine reveals throwing up could send norovirus airborne

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:00
A machine developed specifically to simulate vomiting has revealed that throwing up could send enough virus particles airborne to transmit infection.

Medical News Today: Single scan finds blood clots anywhere in body thanks to new probe

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 02:00
At present, patients have to have several types of scans on different body areas to find a blood clot. Now, a new type of probe promises to locate a blood clot in one PET scan.

Medical News Today: People with fewer moles may face risk of more aggressive melanoma

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00
While people with fewer than 50 moles may not be as at risk for melanoma as people with more moles, they may be more at risk for aggressive melanoma, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce high blood pressure

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:00
Trial shows electroacupuncture - acupuncture that uses low-intensity electrical pulses - can lower high blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in untreated hypertensive patients.

Medical News Today: Drug leads to significant weight loss for people with type 2 diabetes

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find a daily dose of the diabetes drug liraglutide may lead to substantial weight loss for people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.

Medical News Today: Head lice: researchers identify widespread resistance to common treatments

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:00
Researchers reveal that 25 out of 30 US states, head lice populations have become 100% resistant to common medications containing the insecticides pyrethroids.