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Medical News Today: Fasting no longer necessary before cholesterol test, experts say

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:00
In all countries except Denmark, patients have to fast before a cholesterol test. Now, after studying 300,000 people, experts say it makes little difference to cholesterol levels.

Medical News Today: Bile duct cancer risk may be reduced with aspirin use

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:00
The risk of bile duct cancer, or cholangiocarcinoma, was reduced by up to 3.6-fold for aspirin users in a new study, providing further evidence of the drug's anticancer effects.

Medical News Today: PTSD could be prevented with gut microbes, study suggests

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reviewing recent experimental and clinical data suggest targeting gut microbes could be a way to prevent neurological conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Medical News Today: Does listening to the radio make driving more dangerous?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Driving while listening to the radio might interfere with our ability to notice hazards more than we once thought. Would you notice an elephant by the side of the road?

Medical News Today: What are the Effects of Using Salvia?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the effects of the drug salvia. Salvia is a fast-acting hallucinogenic plant that can distort sensations of time and space.

Medical News Today: Happiness genes located for the first time

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00
For the first time, from a genome-wide analysis of nearly 300,000 people, scientists have located gene variants associated with subjective well-being, depression, and neuroticism.

Medical News Today: Neurodegenerative disease damage reversed in fruit flies

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have reversed damage to nerve cells by inhibiting two metabolites that are linked to nerve cell death, raising hopes for a future treatment.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:00
People with heart disease who choose to eat from the Mediterranean diet food groups are less likely to have a heart-related event, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from Belgium have uncovered numerous factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, many of which are diet and lifestyle factors.

Medical News Today: Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00
There is some welcome news for chocolate lovers; new research suggests eating chocolate every day may lower the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease.

Medical News Today: Binge drinking may be encouraged by cycle of stress and reward

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:00
Two areas of the brain that are involved in stress response and reward are linked in a loop when people binge drinking, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to drink.

Medical News Today: Lab-on-a-chip to measure glucose in a single drop of sweat

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:00
To aid earlier diabetes diagnosis, researchers are creating an ultra-sensitive lab-on-a-chip with fiber optic sensors to rapidly read off glucose levels from just a drop of sweat.

Medical News Today: 'Youth gene' identified by researchers

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have pinned down a particular genetic variation that plays a role in defining whether you look older or younger than your years.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis and obesity may share genetic source

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:00
Psoriasis often occurs alongside metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and research now suggests that there may be a linked genetic cause.

Medical News Today: What Disorders Can Affect the Placenta During Pregnancy?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:00
Learn about common disorders of the placenta, including placenta previa and placental abruption. This article will look at risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.

Medical News Today: Fit in 60 seconds: how 1 minute of intense exercise can boost health

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:00
Engaging in intense exercise for just 1 minute three times a week is just as beneficial as 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Genetic data uncovers multiple facets of schizophrenia

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:00
Four different genetic mutations appear to account for four distinct forms of schizophrenia. This could mean more targeted therapy options for 1 in 3 patients with the condition.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk higher in people with rosacea

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:00
A new study finds that people with the chronic inflammatory skin condition rosacea appear to be at slightly higher risk of developing dementia - particularly Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:00
Learn about takotsubo cardiomyopathy - also known as stress cardiomyopathy - a temporary heart condition that shares many of the symptoms of a heart attack.

Medical News Today: Sleep problems may last up to 18 months after TBI

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:00
People who experience a traumatic brain injury may have sleep problems for up to 18 months after, though many may not be aware of it, according to a new study.