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Medical News Today: Rabies virus hijacks nerve transport system to hasten to brain

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
A new study suggests the rabies virus manipulates the transport machinery of nerve axons allowing it to rapidly reach the brain where it multiplies and causes deadly disease.

Medical News Today: DRC Ebola outbreak 'distinct and independent event,' say WHO

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
The new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not related to the one currently circulating in West Africa, say WHO after testing samples from both.

Medical News Today: Double mastectomy rates increasing, but procedure 'does not reduce mortality'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say there has been an increase in the number of breast cancer patients opting for a double mastectomy, but they did not link the procedure to lower mortality.

Medical News Today: An hour of exercise a day almost halves risk of heart failure

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Study finds that 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart failure by 46%.

Medical News Today: If adhered to, branded diets are 'similarly effective'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
How does the Atkins diet compare to Weight Watchers at losing weight? A new meta-analysis suggests there is not much between them, as long as diets are followed for 12 months.

Medical News Today: Infant feeding habits may predict eating behaviors in later life

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.

Medical News Today: Are molecular mechanisms to blame for how stress affects us?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism behind why stress affects some individuals more than others, potentially leading to better anxiety and depression treatments.

Medical News Today: Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.

Medical News Today: Brain scans suggest people can learn to like healthy foods

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:00
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie toward low-calorie food over a 6-month structured behavioral weight-loss program.

Medical News Today: Electronic nose sniffs out C. diff

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:00
Using a mass spectrometer, researchers detect the highly infectious bacteria C. diff and also identify particular strains from the unique chemical fingerprint.

Medical News Today: American diet 'improving' but remains poor overall

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Consumption of trans fats has fallen, but there is a widening gap in terms of diet quality between rich and poor, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

Medical News Today: Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

Medical News Today: New, biodegradable stent 'as good as current gold standard'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Patients are at risk of complications from the steel and non-biodegradable polymers coronary artery stents are made of. A new, experimental stent may provide a solution.

Medical News Today: New drug '20% more effective than ACE inhibitors' for treating heart failure

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
A new study claims that an experimental drug called LCZ696 is 20% more effective than ACE inhibitors in reducing heart failure-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Medical News Today: Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression - is it a myth?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has been popular since at least the late 1980s. However, a new study in mice casts doubt on its veracity.

Medical News Today: ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.

Medical News Today: Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:00
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:00
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.

Medical News Today: Is cell phone addiction on the horizon?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette secondhand smoke has 'increased levels of toxic metals'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.

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