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Medical News Today: Quitting smoking? Get help from your menstrual cycle

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 23:00
Giving up nicotine is a difficult task. New research shows that, for female smokers, quitting in sync with their menstrual cycle might help.

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis patients may benefit from repurposed approved drug

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 08:00
Study finds drug approved to treat metabolic acidosis intravenously might serve as an aerosol to reduce airway surface liquid acidity in cystic fibrosis.

Medical News Today: Could dietary fiber be key to successful aging?

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:00
A study that followed older adults finds those whose diet had the most fiber had the best odds of remaining disease- and disability-free 10 years later.

Medical News Today: Handheld device detects heart attacks with one drop of blood

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 06:00
A new device dramatically reduces the time physicians take to diagnose heart attacks by detecting proteins in the blood stream following a heart attack.

Medical News Today: Common Causes of Severe Knee Pain

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 23:00
What are the most common causes of severe knee pain? This article examines a number of them, including trauma and tissue disorders such as arthritis.

Medical News Today: Brain enzyme could prevent Alzheimer's, neurodegenerative disease

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 23:00
A brain enzyme that protects against oxidative stress may also protect against protein clump formation - a key player in neurodegenerative disease.

Medical News Today: American cancer survivors now number 15.5 million

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 23:00
As the population ages and cancer treatment improves, the number of survivors skyrockets. Are current medical and psychological support networks adequate?

Medical News Today: Undiagnosed dementia may be putting older adults' safety at risk

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 08:00
Adults who have dementia but who have not been formally diagnosed are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities than those with a diagnosis.

Medical News Today: Are my feet killing me?

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:00
If something goes wrong with the feet, it is often a sign of a more serious problem. Find out what your feet say about the health of the rest of your body.

Medical News Today: 'Some forms of MS are inherited,' study shows

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 06:00
A new study uncovers a genetic mutation that causes multiple sclerosis, removing doubts that certain forms of the disease are inherited.

Medical News Today: Know the Warning Signs: Early Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 23:00
Find out all you need to know about the early symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as what can be done to treat this condition.

Medical News Today: Are migraines and estrogen fluctuations linked?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 23:00
Women are more likely to experience migraines than men. Recent research shows that changes in estrogen levels might be one of the reasons why.

Medical News Today: Stress-induced brain damage could be prevented with experimental drug

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 23:00
New research shows how stress causes brain changes that might trigger anxiety and depression. It also proposes a way to prevent such changes.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 08:00
Long-term use of marijuana was linked to greater risk of periodontal disease in a new study, though it was not linked to other physical health problems.

Medical News Today: Same-sex relations 'not wrong at all,' say half of Americans

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 07:00
A study reveals a fundamental shift among Americans in attitude toward and willingness to engage in same-sex relations over the last 40 years.

Medical News Today: Binge eating trigger point located deep inside brain

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 06:00
Rats' excited and speedy responses to cues for sugar - akin to binge eating - became more subdued when certain neurons in their brains were turned off.

Medical News Today: What are the Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery?

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 23:00
Find out about the risks of knee replacement surgery. These include infection risks, bleeding risks, and the need for further surgery.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer risk rises even with light alcohol use

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 23:00
A study shows all but two of 15 meta-analyses found a dose-response link between alcohol use and breast cancer risk, with even low levels having an effect.

Medical News Today: Migraine may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 23:00
Migraine is known to be a risk factor for stroke. New research shows that it is also linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Medical News Today: Opioids might worsen chronic pain, study finds

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 08:00
Rather than easing chronic pain, researchers found that the opioid morphine worsened chronic pain in rats - an effect that persisted for several months.