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Medical News Today: 1 in 10 schoolchildren 'require mental health interventions'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.

Medical News Today: Novel, implantable device 'could slow, reverse heart failure'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
A new, implantable device - called C-Pulse - has proved effective in improving quality of life and mobility for heart failure patients, and even reversed the condition for some.

Medical News Today: Heavy metal poisoning: probiotic could protect children, pregnant women

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a new kind of probiotic yogurt to protect against the effects of mercury and arsenic poisoning among pregnant women in a polluted region of Tanzania.

Medical News Today: Your daily sandwich may be chewing up nearly 50% of your sodium allowance

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
According to a new study, 49% of American adults eat a sandwich each day, and sandwiches comprise one fifth of total daily sodium intake.

Medical News Today: Scientists win Nobel prize for discovering brain's 'inner GPS'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:00
One half of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and the other half to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's inner positioning system.

Medical News Today: Barcoding tool for stem cells questions origin of blood cells

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:00
Scientists developing a barcoding tool for stem cells challenge the idea that stem cells provide daily supply of blood cells, saying it only happens after bone marrow transplant.

Medical News Today: Coffee drinking habits 'driven by genetics'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
A genome-wide analysis of 120,000 regular coffee drinkers has identified six genes associated with the metabolic and neurological effects of caffeine.

Medical News Today: Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Adolescents with cerebral palsy 'not unhappy or unfulfilled,' study suggests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.

Medical News Today: Melanoma studies dominate ESMO

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
We report on the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 meeting, which took place in Spain at the end of September and focused on melanoma studies.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify more than 400 genes that influence height

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.

Medical News Today: Sharing 'extraordinary experiences' with others may socially alienate us

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
Though you may be keen to share the details of your latest amazing trip with friends, a new study suggests we may 'pay a surprising price for sharing experiences we covet most.'

Medical News Today: World first: baby born after womb transplantation

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
In a 'proof of concept' paper, a team from the University of Gothenburg report their success in womb transplantation, which has now resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth.

Medical News Today: Gut takes care of friendly bacteria during illness

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:00
Mouse study shows the body - when sick - protects friendly gut bacteria and boosts resistance to pathogens, suggesting disruption of this may lead to chronic diseases like Crohn's.

Medical News Today: Tackling type 2 diabetes at its root shows promise

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:00
Stopping excess fat in the liver and muscles from interfering with cells' ability to respond to insulin and take up sugar could be a promising new way to tackle type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Sleep disturbances, pain, disability, depression all linked in osteoarthritis

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
New research has explored the relationships between sleep, pain, disability and depressive symptoms within osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.

Medical News Today: Are changes in fashion, tanning perceptions to blame for rising melanoma rates?

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims cultural and historical factors over the past century, such as evolution of clothing trends and tanning perceptions, have contributed to rising melanoma rates.

Medical News Today: Scientists uncover structure, mechanisms of BRCA2 protein

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Now, researchers have uncovered the protein's structure and how it works.

Medical News Today: Could compound in red wine, grapes treat acne?

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.

Medical News Today: What kinds of exercise can boost long-term memory?

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:00
While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise over long periods can improve memory, new research suggests that resistance exercise may be even more beneficial.