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Medical News Today: Childhood obesity: increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and childhood obesity, and emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control for at-risk children.

Medical News Today: Yellow fever research breakthrough could lead to better treatment

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:00
By examining how macaque monkeys react to the yellow fever virus, researchers have discovered white blood cell changes that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment.

Medical News Today: Metabolic syndrome may be prevented by healthy gut bacteria

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:00
In a model of mouse siblings, the findings of a new study suggest that healthy gut bacteria may prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.

Medical News Today: High-power voices 'more monotone and louder'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:00
Experiments examining how being in a position of power changes the way a person speaks finds that people in high-ranking positions tend to speak more loudly and in a monotone.

Medical News Today: A little alcohol in pregnancy not tied to low birth weight and preterm delivery

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 02:00
New study finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption through pregnancy is not tied to higher risk of many adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.

Medical News Today: Sexual function: relationships, well-being a significant influence in menopausal women

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that when it comes to the sexual function of menopausal women, relationship satisfaction and emotional well-being may be greater influencers than hormones.

Medical News Today: Childhood eye cancer does not pose cognitive or social problems in adulthood

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that survivors of retinoblastoma - a rare type of eye cancer that develops in young children - do not have cognitive or social setbacks in adulthood.

Medical News Today: Short-term counseling 'could reduce repeat suicide attempts by 26%'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that psychosocial counseling for individuals who have previously attempted suicide may significantly reduce their risk of a repeated attempt.

Medical News Today: Hookah smoke increases benzene exposure, risk for leukemia

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:00
Despite a common misconception that hookah tobacco smoke is 'safer' than conventional tobacco, a new study demonstrates increased uptake of benzene, a leukemia risk factor.

Medical News Today: Men more likely to be helpful to women in high heels

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that men are quicker to help women and pay more attention to them when they are wearing high heels than when they are wearing flat shoes.

Medical News Today: A world first: scientists sequence genome of tapeworm removed from man's brain

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, UK researchers have sequenced the genome of a tapeworm removed from the brain of a 50-year-old man. The tapeworm causes a rare disease called sparganosis.

Medical News Today: 'Rise of saturated fat in diet does not raise fats in blood'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 23:00
New research finds that while diets high in saturated fats might not increase saturated fat in the blood, a diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of heart diseases.

Medical News Today: FDA approve new opioid with abuse-deterrent properties

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:00
A new opioid with properties making it difficult to crush, break or dissolve has been approved by the FDA, who say this is a vital step in addressing crisis of prescription abuse.

Medical News Today: CDC: most excessive drinkers are not alcoholics

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:00
A study from the CDC finds that 1 in 3 adults in the US drink excessively - with most engaging in binge drinking - but only 10% of these meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

Medical News Today: Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living.

Medical News Today: WHO: water and sanitation in rural areas seriously underfunded

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
A new WHO report shows that while efforts to improve global water and sanitation are gaining pace, there are some serious funding gaps - particularly in rural areas.

Medical News Today: Macular degeneration may be treatable with HIV drug

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Medical News Today: Amniotic membrane wound graft is effective for difficult-to-treat ulcerations

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:00
From the Desert Foot 2014 conference in Phoenix, AZ, we bring you the findings of research into dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts for diabetic foot ulcerations.

Medical News Today: Violence against women: current global efforts to tackle crisis 'inadequate'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00
A new series published in The Lancet claims that not enough is being done to tackle violence against women. The authors recommend actions that policy makers should take.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus protein linked with severe inflammation, blood vessel leakage

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers from France find that a protein expressed by an Ebola virus gene may be responsible for inflammation, fever and blood vessel leakage in Ebola patients.