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Medical News Today: Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:00
Excess weight may hold a greater cancer burden than we thought; researchers have linked being overweight or obese to an additional eight cancer types.

Medical News Today: Nurse-driven protocols relieve ER crowding

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 06:00
Study shows how carefully written, nurse-initiated protocols targeted at certain patients relieved crowding in a busy, inner-city emergency room.

Medical News Today: Fatty Liver: All You Need to Know About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD.

Medical News Today: Candidiasis of the Skin and Nails: All You Need to Know

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about how candidiasis, an infection caused by the Candida fungus, can affect the skin and nails. This article looks at symptoms and treatment.

Medical News Today: Stroke could be better predicted with biomarker discovery

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find people with high levels of four biomarkers may be at greater risk of stroke, which may pave the way for better prevention and treatment.

Medical News Today: Upward trend in happiness for older people year on year

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 23:00
Contrary to previous studies, researchers from University of California-San Diego School of Medicine show that as people age, their mental health improves.

Medical News Today: Nine hydrating drinks that are healthier than water

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 23:00
The Daily Meal report on how to hydrate the body with certain beverages - other than water - that provide nutrients as well as hydration.

Medical News Today: Coma patient's brain 'jump-started' using ultrasound

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 08:00
Currently, there are limited options for treating coma patients. Ultrasound could become a low price, noninvasive option of the future.

Medical News Today: Five bizarre medical conditions you might not know about

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00
From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist.

Medical News Today: Cancer treatment side effects influenced by patient expectations

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 06:00
Study of breast cancer patients whose treatment included tamoxifen finds their expectations influenced number and severity of experienced side effects.

Medical News Today: Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Get the Facts

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells.

Medical News Today: Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 23:00
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.

Medical News Today: Test that differentiates between bacterial, viral infections in development

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 23:00
A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections.

Medical News Today: Zika clone promises to assist vaccine development

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 23:00
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic.

Medical News Today: Autism risk increased with prenatal exposure to banned chemicals

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 08:00
Exposure to organochlorines - chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s - in pregnancy may increase offspring's autism risk by 80 percent, study finds.

Medical News Today: The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 07:00
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.

Medical News Today: Early indicator of esophageal cancer risk found in Barrett's cells

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 06:00
Testing genetic diversity of Barrett's cells in food pipe could give early indication of which people with Barrett's have higher risk of esophageal cancer.

Medical News Today: How to Deal with Fire Ant Bites

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 05:00
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites, including information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.

Medical News Today: Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.

Medical News Today: Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.