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Medical News Today: App trains healthcare professionals to detect early stage skin cancer

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.

Medical News Today: What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's drug shows promise for patients in phase III trial

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
Researchers complete the first ever phase III trial of a drug that reduces formation of tau 'tangles' in the brain, offering hope to Alzheimer's patients.

Medical News Today: Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risks of prolonged sitting

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:00
A study analyzing trends in global physical activity finds that health risks associated with sitting for 8 hours can be eliminated by 1 hour of exercise.

Medical News Today: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fuels novel gene discovery

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
Thanks to donations from 2014's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.

Medical News Today: Apollo astronauts more prone to cardiovascular problems

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:00
Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure.

Medical News Today: Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak.

Medical News Today: Just 1 minute of secondhand marijuana smoke impairs blood vessel function

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Researchers identified impaired blood vessel function in rats exposed to secondhand marijuana for just 1 minute, and it took 90 minutes to recover from it.

Medical News Today: Resveratrol study offers new insight into Alzheimer's

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Resveratrol - a chemical found in certain plant-based foods - helps researchers understand more about the damaging immune response in Alzheimer's brains.

Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About Flea Bites

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite.

Medical News Today: Ketone drink may help athletes unlock greater human metabolic potential

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:00
New research shows the metabolic benefit of ketone metabolism to athletes during aerobic exercise through the consumption of a ketone drink.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes: Toxic emission level dependent on temperature, type, age of device

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have found that the temperature, type, and age of an e-cigarette has a significant effect on the levels of toxic emissions released.

Medical News Today: Acetaminophen: Is it as safe as we think?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:00
Acetaminophen is the most commonly used painkiller in the U.S., but increasingly, researchers have questioned its safety. We look at the possible risks.

Medical News Today: Mono: What are the Early Signs and Symptoms?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the early signs and symptoms of mono. This article looks at mono symptoms in teens, young adults, older adults, and children.

Medical News Today: The dangers of physical inactivity revisited in 45-year study

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
In the longest study of its type, researchers conclude: 'Low physical capacity is a greater risk for death than high blood pressure or high cholesterol.'

Medical News Today: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What to Expect

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.

Medical News Today: Transgender identity 'should not be classified as a mental disorder'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds that mental health issues among transgender individuals are largely triggered by stigma, rather than transgender identity itself.

Medical News Today: Colorecal cancer: Minimally invasive, triple-therapy patch destroys tumors

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:00
A patch that could be administered directly to the site of a colorectal tumor is shown to treat tumors with three lines of therapy - drug, gene, and photo.

Medical News Today: Decline in U.S. early term birth rates, labor induction, cesarean delivery

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
Late preterm and early term births declined in the United States; a decline in early term birth rates are linked with decreasing obstetric intervention.

Medical News Today: Aging accelerated by menopause, insomnia

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:00
Researchers claim to have answered the long-debated question about whether aging causes menopause or menopause causes aging; the latter appears to be true.