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Medical News Today: Birth control shot could increase HIV risk

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00
A recent meta-analysis suggests that use of injectable hormonal contraceptive is associated with a moderate increase in the risk of acquiring HIV.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of blueberries?

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of blueberries including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes and warding off heart disease.

Medical News Today: Death rates of kidney patients increased during Hurricane Sandy

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations and a rise in the death rate of kidney patients.

Medical News Today: Smokers' metabolisms may suggest which quitting aid is best for them

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the nicotine patch and smoking cessation pills have different benefits for smokers, depending on whether they have a normal or slow metabolism.

Medical News Today: Almost 1 in 5 hysterectomies are 'unnecessary,' study finds

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
More than 18% of women in the US who undergo a hysterectomy may not need to, a study finds, while almost 40% of women are not offered alternative treatments as per recommendations.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify new gene that drives triple-negative breast cancer

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the UK have found that overactivity in a gene called BCL11A may lead to the development and progression of triple-negative breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Perfect pitch may be explained by connection between two brain regions

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study reveals that people with perfect pitch have strong functional connectivity between two brain regions: the auditory cortex and the dorsal frontal lobe.

Medical News Today: PTSD risk could be increased by certain genes

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have identified two genes that could influence a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, potentially leading to improvements in diagnosis.

Medical News Today: HPV test 'more accurate' than Pap for cervical cancer screening

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 07:00
A single test for HPV is more accurate and less costly than Pap for cervical cancer screening, according to trial results and the recommendations of a panel of experts.

Medical News Today: Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 07:00
A manufactured form of long-acting insulin - delivered nasally - has been shown to improve working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Could sunlight affect fertility and lifespan?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:00
New research has associated high levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun with reduced fertility and shorter lifespans for children.

Medical News Today: 'Lab in a suitcase' set to improve Ebola virus control

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have developed a lab in a suitcase that contains all the equipment and reagents necessary to diagnose Ebola in the field at the point of need within 15 minutes.

Medical News Today: Did arrhythmia influence Beethoven's music?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:00
Could cardiac arrhythmia - irregular heartbeat - have influenced the music of a great composer? Researchers believe they can hear some arrhythmia patterns in Beethoven's music.

Medical News Today: Certain genetic variants may influence progression of kidney disease

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:00
Patients with a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis who have variants in the APOL1 gene may be at a more advanced disease stage at diagnosis, a study finds.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of folate?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the health benefits of folate including decreasing risk of birth defects, lowering risk of depression, maintaining a healthy heart and preventing cancer.

Medical News Today: Some emotional responses to music are universal, study finds

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:00
By comparing reactions to musical extracts among Canadians and Mbenzélé Pygmies from the Congo, researchers found some emotional responses to music are universal.

Medical News Today: Selfie-posting men present 'antisocial traits,' study finds

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:00
A new study by Ohio State University shows that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others, scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.

Medical News Today: High TV usage linked to increased junk food consumption

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:00
Those of us who watch a lot of TV may be more likely to reach for the junk food, finds a new study, which claims this is due to poor knowledge and fatalistic views about nutrition.

Medical News Today: Teens influenced by misconceptions of their peers

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:00
Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Yeast-devouring gut bacterium may provide new Crohn's treatments

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:00
A bacterium that has evolved in the human gut to feed on yeast - consumed by the host in bread, wine and beer - may suggest clues to new autoimmune disease treatments.