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Medical News Today: 'Approximately 14 million major medical conditions in US due to smoking'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.

Medical News Today: Cardiac death in women: living near major roads a risk factor

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.

Medical News Today: Effects of mental stress on heart differ between men and women

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center finds that the effects of mental stress on the heart vary between men and women.

Medical News Today: Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.

Medical News Today: Second US Ebola patient tests positive

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:00
A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.

Medical News Today: Could honeysuckle tea be used to combat flu viruses?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.

Medical News Today: Fecal capsules resolve Clostridium difficile infection in 90% of patients

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.

Medical News Today: Scientists watch proteins move on surface of HIV virus in real-time

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.

Medical News Today: A single yoga pose each day may improve spine curvature for scoliosis patients

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:00
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Creativity is not improved through cannabis use, claims study

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands say that contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis - particularly in high doses - does not improve creativity.

Medical News Today: Are near-death experiences real? New study investigates

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
In the world's largest study of mental awareness during resuscitation, researchers find evidence that near-death experiences could be real.

Medical News Today: Could loss of a hormone drive colon cancer?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
If findings are verified, colon cancer may be the first cancer to be recognized as being driven by the loss of a hormone that is essential for maintaining colon cells.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes breakthrough as stem cells make billions of human insulin cells

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.

Medical News Today: Regular coffee or decaf? Drinking both may benefit the liver

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: shattering the stigma

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.

Medical News Today: Molecule promises to speed up discovery of universal anti-Ebola drugs

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

Medical News Today: Lung cancer can lie dormant for over 20 years

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.

Medical News Today: Does diabetes start in the brain?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.