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Medical News Today: Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Affordable Care Act: insurance coverage has improved for young adults

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
The Affordable Care Act has led to increased health insurance coverage for young adults aged 19-25, but this has not led to a significant change in health status, a study finds.

Medical News Today: How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.

Medical News Today: Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks.

Medical News Today: Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.

Medical News Today: Researchers trigger muscle repair in mice with muscular dystrophy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.

Medical News Today: Seeing aging as positive may improve mental health

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:00
A national study of older veterans finds that those who resist negative age stereotypes are less likely to experience post-traumatic stress, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Medical News Today: Superbug infection risk increases with length of hospital stay

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:00
Each day spent in the hospital raises the risk of an infection becoming multidrug-resistant by 1%, says a new study presented at a conference recently.

Medical News Today: Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

Medical News Today: Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine set for human trials after inducing long-term immunity in monkeys

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a vaccine that they say promotes durable immunity in monkeys against Ebola virus. It is now entering human trials.

Medical News Today: Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems.

Medical News Today: Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
A series of experiments from researchers at Harvard University suggest that the mundane moments in life may bring us pleasure when we rediscover them in the future.

Medical News Today: Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
Around 40% of cannabis-using adolescents being treated for substance use disorders displayed withdrawal symptoms - a sign of drug dependence, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.

Medical News Today: Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide, say WHO in call for global action

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The World Health Organization say 800,000 people commit suicide every year, mostly in non-affluent countries, and calls for suicide prevention to be a higher global priority.

Medical News Today: FDA approve 'game-changing' drug for advanced melanoma

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The Food and Drug Administration have approved a drug called Keytruda for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It works by targeting a protein that reduces immune system activity.

Medical News Today: Number of smoke-free homes has doubled in 20 years

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.

Medical News Today: TB strain identification via 'genetic barcode'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
After analyzing over 90,000 gene mutations, scientists have devised a barcode that uses only 62 of them to identify any one of the strains of TB bacterium circulating in the world.

Medical News Today: Researchers uncover genetic network that 'fuels' aggressive form of leukemia

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a genetic network that fuels an aggressive form of leukemia and its precursor disease, MDS, opening the door to new treatments for the conditions.