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Medical News Today: Scientists create eyeglasses that become shaded 'on command'

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are developing a material that allows wearers of eyeglasses to make them turn from clear to shaded and back again when they want them to, rather than reacting to light.

Medical News Today: Paramedics could deliver life-saving drugs to stroke victims

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00
An NIH trial shows paramedics could safely deliver drugs to stroke victims before they arrive at the hospital, reducing the delay between stroke event and treatment.

Medical News Today: Smartphone accessory diagnoses HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can rapidly diagnose HIV and syphilis from just a finger prick of blood.

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

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming cobalt in foods, including preventing abnormal development of red blood cells, which causes macrocytic anemia,

Medical News Today: '15 million unwanted pregnancies' created by low contraception in 35 poorer countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Some 90% of the 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies across a third of the world's population every year are due to a failure to use modern contraception, study suggests.

Medical News Today: Researchers associate CFS with symptoms of early menopause, gynecologic problems

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is most common among women in their 40s. Now, researchers say they have found a link between CFS and early menopause, which may explain why.

Medical News Today: 1 in 2 people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, study finds

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, while another study claims that in women, lung cancer claims more lives than breast cancer .

Medical News Today: Secondhand smoke exposure falls but still affects 1 in 4 nonsmokers

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 07:00
A new report from the CDC states that exposure to secondhand smoke in the US has fallen dramatically, although 1 in 4 nonsmokers are still exposed to these fumes.

Medical News Today: Health inequality 'is widening' among young people in rich countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 06:00
An international report looking at half a million adolescents finds that, despite rising wealth among high-income countries, the gap in health between rich and poor has widened.

Medical News Today: Three-person IVF set to pass into UK law

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:00
UK MPs have voted in favor of allowing embryos to be made from the sperm of one man and the eggs of two women to prevent inherited diseases due to flaws in mitochondrial DNA.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have double risk of death

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:00
Study finds that colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have twice the risk of death compared to non-smoking counterparts, adding to evidence of links between smoking and cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Around 60%' of Ebola donations yet to reach affected countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00
A new report finds that only around $1.9 billion of a total of $2.89 billion pledges to the Ebola crisis have actually been received by affected countries.

Medical News Today: Daily heart pill? One in three 'would prefer shorter life'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Do arguments for the value of a daily cardiovascular prevention pill for every older person stack up when you ask if they would swap life-expectancy for greater daily convenience?

Medical News Today: Study links a healthy diet to lower risk of COPD

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the US and France find that a healthy diet - as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 - could reduce the risk of COPD by up to a third.

Medical News Today: Strenuous jogging may do more harm than good, study finds

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Light jogging is best for reducing mortality, finds a new study, while strenuous jogging may be no better for health than being sedentary.

Medical News Today: Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.

Medical News Today: CBT to treat veterans' insomnia 'also reduced suicidal thoughts'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:00
Previous studies have found that soldiers with sleeping problems are at risk for depression. Now, research shows treating insomnia reduces suicidal ideation among veterans.

Medical News Today: Two military medics back in UK for Ebola monitoring

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Two UK military health care workers have been transported back to England from Sierra Leone after becoming exposed to Ebola via needle-stick injuries while treating patients.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover more potential biomarkers of early pancreatic cancer

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Lesions can be early signs of pancreatic cancer, but taking biopsies to test them is very dangerous. Now, scientists may have discovered potential biomarkers of high-risk lesions.

Medical News Today: Austerity measures in Greece linked to sharp rise in suicides

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers report that rates of suicide rose sharply to a 30-year high in Greece following the introduction of further austerity measures.