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Medical News Today: Itchy eyes and runny noses: how best to handle seasonal allergies?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.

Medical News Today: Study confirms link between sleep apnea and depression in men

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:00
At the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference, researchers report new findings on the relationship between sleep apnea and depression in men.

Medical News Today: Skipping meals tied to increased belly fat, prediabetes

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:00
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers.

Medical News Today: Common gene variant that affects cholesterol may raise heart risk

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:00
A common variant of a gene that controls cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease among people that carry it, says a new study of 5,000 Americans.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease more likely in people with depression, study suggests

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00
Researchers suggest that there is a direct association between Parkinson's disease and depression after conducting research over a timespan of more than 2 decades.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy-related diabetes 'more likely with a boy'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:00
Risk of gestational diabetes, which produces hyperglycemia in many pregnant women, has been associated with the sex of the fetus in a large new study.

Medical News Today: Cold temperatures the biggest culprit in climate-related deaths

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:00
Contrary to popular belief, a new study finds it is cold temperatures - not heatwaves - that are the biggest cause of climate-related deaths, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Metabolic syndrome affects more than a third of Americans, study finds

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
Almost 35% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, according to new research. The condition is most common among seniors, affecting almost 50% of those aged 60 and older.

Medical News Today: New blood test can quickly diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
A gastroenterologist has developed two new blood tests that can quickly and efficiently diagnose irritable bowel syndrome by detecting specific antibodies in the patient.

Medical News Today: One third of female students suffer rape or attempted rape by sophomore year

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:00
Analysis of a survey by the Brown University School of Public Health reports alarming findings on the prevalence of rape on campus during freshman year.

Medical News Today: Lifelong flu jab steps closer as researchers reveal importance of immune cell memory

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:00
After discovering how flu-killing T cells remember different strains of virus, researchers believe we are closer to developing a single flu jab that protects for life.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new drug target for halting multiple sclerosis

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:00
After succeeding with lab and mouse tests, scientists announce that blocking a molecule called MCAM could delay the onset and slow progression of multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: Prospects after breast cancer treatment: family history has 'no adverse effect'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
Women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer under the age of 41 have an outlook just as good with family history of the disease as without - with similar prognosis of recurrence.

Medical News Today: Risk of stroke in healthy older adults reduced with statins, fibrates

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:00
A new observational study found that the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs was associated with a 30% lower stroke risk among healthy older adults.

Medical News Today: Effects of oxytocin comparable to those of alcohol, study finds

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:00
It is labeled the 'love hormone,' but a new study claims there is a darker side to oxytocin - it influences our actions in a similar way to alcohol.

Medical News Today: Researchers discover brain area that digests speech timing

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:00
Duke University and MIT scientists have discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech, an important element of spoken language.

Medical News Today: Additional imaging unnecessary for many women with dense breasts

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests that many women with dense breasts do not need additional imaging for breast cancer after a normal mammogram.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use linked to earlier puberty, stunted growth in boys

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:00
Boys who smoke marijuana may be at increased risk of earlier puberty and stunted growth, according to new research. This may be down to stress responses triggered by the drug.

Medical News Today: Maternal obesity linked to reduced immunity in newborns that may last a lifetime

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds infants born to obese mothers have weaker immune systems at the time of birth that persist throughout their lifetime, making them more prone to illness.

Medical News Today: Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 02:00
A study of nearly 48,000 men finds that those with a history of asthma were less likely to have a diagnosis of prostate cancer that had spread or to have died of the disease.