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Medical News Today: Epidemic in disorders related to prescription opioids

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 08:00
A major study has shown that while use of opioids for nonmedical purposes has decreased, the disorders relating to use have increased, in what is being termed an 'epidemic.'

Medical News Today: Ticks and Lyme disease: how worried should we be?

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 07:00
With recent reports of a rise in Lyme disease cases, we try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with the condition: ticks.

Medical News Today: Prolonged sitting 'does not increase death risk' for the physically active

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 07:00
A new study contradicts previous research by suggesting that sitting for long periods does not raise the risk of all-cause mortality for people who exercise regularly.

Medical News Today: Summer babies grow up to be healthier adults

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests that babies born during June, July or August have higher birth weights and are taller as adults, and girls born in summer have a later onset of puberty.

Medical News Today: New Alzheimer's treatments may arise from modeling 'heat shock proteins'

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:00
Modeling how small heat shock proteins prevent amyloid proteins clumping and clogging up brain cells could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists find cause of reduced drug sensitivity in HER2-positive breast cancer

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 02:00
In the presence of the HER2 inhibitor lapatinib, the tumor suppressor molecule FOXO changes role and desensitizes HER2+ breast cancer cells to the drug, leading to relapse.

Medical News Today: Extreme weight-loss strategies among cage fighters 'alarming'

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00
Cage fighters are engaging in a variety of extreme weight loss techniques that may be causing severe damage to their health, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: 14 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 14 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a lemon and a coat of fine hair called lanugo is growing on his or her body.

Medical News Today: Red wine 'benefits people with type 2 diabetes'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00
People with type 2 diabetes mellitus who began drinking one glass of red wine a day with a healthy diet have lower cardiometabolic risk than those drinking water or white wine.

Medical News Today: Ethnic groups receive different treatment for breast cancer

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00
Women from various ethnic minorities are more likely to receive inferior treatment for breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.

Medical News Today: New compound found to cure Ebola in monkeys

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 08:00
Researchers from the US have collaborated on a treatment for Ebola with 100% success in curing primate monkeys, offering hope that a therapy will be developed in the near future.

Medical News Today: Diamonds could help detect cancer early

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 07:00
A synthetic version of diamonds - called nanodiamonds - could lead to early detection of cancers through MRI imaging, according to new a study by researchers from Australia.

Medical News Today: CPR: how can a metronome save a child's life?

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds that using a metronome improves the percentage of compressions delivered within an acceptable rate to pediatric manikins when administering CPR.

Medical News Today: Solar power helping to purify water in remote communities

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 02:00
A solar-powered system developed by MIT engineers is helping a remote community of subsistence farmers in Mexico to convert brackish well water and rain water into purified water.

Medical News Today: Brain discovery may lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 02:00
A discovery about the molecular mechanisms that control pain signals to a region of the brain promises to open new research avenues for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

Medical News Today: A man's life behaviors may impact grandchildren's health

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Researchers suggest a man's life behaviors may alter a protein found in sperm to influence the health of both his children and grandchildren.

Medical News Today: New test can predict a man's sexual orientation

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have created an algorithm that identifies genetic changes to predict whether a man is homosexual or heterosexual with up to 70% accuracy.

Medical News Today: Low oxygen before birth, high-salt diet may pose risk for cardiovascular disease

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice show that low oxygen before birth and a high-salt diet in later life increase the chance of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Do flame retardants cause attention problems in children?

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 00:00
Children born to women with high levels of PBDEs in their cord blood during pregnancy show elevated signs of attention deficiency. PBDEs were used as a flame retardant until 2004.

Medical News Today: Obesity rates will soar by 2025 if governments fail to take action, says report

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 23:00
A new report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025 unless governments do more to combat the problem.