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Medical News Today: Body clock controls waking up and going to sleep with simple mechanism

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice.

Medical News Today: Birth control methods: types, effectiveness and side effects

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
There are many methods of birth control, how do you decide which method is best for you? Learn about the different types of birth control and their advantages and disadvantages.

Medical News Today: Color-changing material could be used signal traumatic brain injuries

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in protective helmets to indicate when a wearer has suffered a potentially dangerous head trauma.

Medical News Today: Internet both helps and harms seniors' social lives, says report

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Research for the UK government on the impact of digital technology on the support networks of older people finds it may both harm and improve their social lives.

Medical News Today: Women respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that women respond more to romantic stimuli after having eaten, suggesting that food and sex responses share neurocircuitry.

Medical News Today: Organ transplantation linked to greater risk of aggressive melanoma

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 23:00
New research from Johns Hopkins finds organ transplant recipients are at increased risk of melanoma skin cancer, with many likely to be diagnosed in the advanced stages.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements offer limited benefit to obese teens

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:00
Researchers examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adolescents with obesity found that it could increase cholesterol and levels of triglycerides.

Medical News Today: Infographic reveals what energy drinks do to the body within 24 hours

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:00
Following an infographic revealing how Coca-Cola affects the body within an hour of drinking it, a new infographic shows what an energy drink does to the body within 24 hours.

Medical News Today: Can fish oil prevent schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:00
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Scientists create opioids using yeast

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from Stanford University reveal how they genetically modified yeast to create opioids - the most widely used painkillers in the US.

Medical News Today: Low-fat diet more effective than low-carb diet for losing body fat

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have investigated how low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets affect body fat in a group of obese patients admitted to a metabolic ward.

Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease may be treatable with gel-delivered drugs

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 02:00
A new gel-based drug-delivery system that reaches and directly treats inflamed parts of the colon may offer a new treatment option for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new liver-regenerating cells

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have identified a group of cells in the liver that regenerate damaged liver tissue without causing dangerous tumors to form.

Medical News Today: Chemo unlikely to prolong survival in older breast cancer patients

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:00
Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Does mobile health technology help the heart?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:00
A review of how mobile health technology affects cardiovascular risk finds there is not enough evidence to suggest it is beneficial, but its use is still encouraged.

Medical News Today: Google to collaborate on 'next-generation' glucose monitoring devices

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
Earlier this week, a collaboration was announced between the life sciences team at Google and DexCom to develop next-generation glucose monitoring products.

Medical News Today: Does becoming a parent make us miserable?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers found over 70% of parents experienced a decline in happiness after the birth of their first child, which reduced the likelihood of them having more.

Medical News Today: Dramatic fall in chickenpox cases thanks to vaccine, study finds

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has revealed cases of chickenpox have been drastically reduced since the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in 1995.

Medical News Today: Brain scans may help predict success of therapy for psychiatric disorders

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:00
Using scans to look for brain biomarkers offers a way to select the most appropriate therapy for psychiatric disorders, study suggests.

Medical News Today: Male doctors more likely to face legal action than female colleagues

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.