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Medical News Today: Infants who eat rice products have higher arsenic concentrations

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:00
Rice products are typically among the first solid foods offered to infants, but a new study shows rice can produce higher urinary arsenic concentrations, putting infants at risk.

Medical News Today: Suicide rates rising in US, CDC report

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:00
A new CDC report shows suicide rates in the US have increased almost steadily 1999-2014 for all ages 10-74, with the steepest increases occurring after 2006.

Medical News Today: Cashews: Nutritional Information, Health Benefits

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
Read all about the nutritional properties of cashew nuts, along with a list of their potential health benefits and ways to incorporate them in your diet.

Medical News Today: Treating sepsis by protecting blood vessels shows promise

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
An antibody that protects blood vessels against the effects of sepsis - also known as blood poisoning - stopped mice succumbing to the disease, new study shows.

Medical News Today: Cutting-edge research shows how Zika attacks fetal brains

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
3D-printed miniaturized spinning bioreactors help scientists uncover how the Zika virus attacks fetal brains. The technique could also open the door to further beneficial research.

Medical News Today: Expect an extra week of unhealthy ozone days in the future

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:00
If emissions are not checked, the US will face more days of dangerous ozone levels in future, with some regions experiencing up to 9 extra days a year.

Medical News Today: Sleep deprivation may lower 'good' cholesterol

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find that just short-term lack of sleep may have a big influence on cholesterol, shedding light on why sleep deprivation has been linked to cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Dark chocolate: a boost for athletes' performance?

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 23:00
A study suggests that dark chocolate may be useful in reducing athletes' oxygen consumption and enabling them to continue practicing for longer, as well as tasting good.

Medical News Today: Brits 'are not a nation of binge drinkers,' says study

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 23:00
Contrary to stereotype, a new study finds that almost half of British adults drink moderately at home, though heavy drinking is still common.

Medical News Today: Gender stereotypes may influence perception of babies' cries

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
A new study suggests many adults apply gender stereotypes to babies as young as 3 months old, after finding that higher-pitched cries are often assumed as belonging to baby girls.

Medical News Today: Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:00
A new study shows that among older people, widowed women have a lower risk of frailty than married women, while among men, it is the married men who have a lower risk.

Medical News Today: HIV infection associated with premature aging

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00
People with HIV infection appear to age more quickly than those without the infection, with an average advance of 5 years in the aging process.

Medical News Today: Methamphetamine: Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:00
Learn about methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. Methamphetamine is the second highest illicit drug used worldwide.

Medical News Today: What is the key to healthy aging? New gene study sheds light

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:00
By analyzing the genes of elderly adults completely free of chronic disease and illness, researchers have uncovered genetic variants that may boost healthy aging.

Medical News Today: Why do we sleep badly during the first night in a new place?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:00
The first night in an unfamiliar bed is often disturbed. Scientists have uncovered the neuroscience behind this mysterious effect and why it is important.

Medical News Today: Everyday chemicals may encourage cells to store fat

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:00
Phthalates known as BBPs, which commonly feature in everyday plastics, soaps and other items, may exacerbate fat formation in cells, with potential implications for obesity.

Medical News Today: Precision medicine: is it becoming a reality for childhood cancer?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
For adults with cancer, precision medicine has emerged as a feasible treatment option. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for childhood cancer. But is this changing?

Medical News Today: Resistance-proof antiviral that targets several diseases in development

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a modified polymer that blocks various viruses from entering cultured human cells in a way that the pathogens cannot work around with new mutations.

Medical News Today: Dog walking linked to better physical health for seniors

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:00
A new study finds a link between improved physical health in senior adults and dog walking and that a strong pet-owner bond may be a positive influence on physical activity.

Medical News Today: Alcohol and processed meat linked to stomach cancer

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:00
Drinking three or more alcoholic drinks a day, eating processed meat each day and being overweight or obese increase the risk of developing stomach cancer, according to new study.