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Medical News Today: Classical music helped cats relax during surgery

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:00
New veterinary research found that different types of music produced different responses in cats under general anesthesia, with most cats relaxing best to classical music.

Medical News Today: What can lemurs tell us about about longevity?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:00
Scientists review over 50 years of medical records at their university's lemur center for clues that might explain the exceptional longevity of a captive group of dwarf lemurs.

Medical News Today: Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
Though it may be in the April Fool's issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have conducted a serious study assessing the medical evidence to support the famous proverb.

Medical News Today: Peanut consumption benefits vascular function, study finds

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:00
A new study conducted by researchers at Penn State finds that vascular function is not decreased when a high-fat meal includes peanuts.

Medical News Today: American kids are consuming less fast food, study finds

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:00
Researchers assessing the amount of calories consumed by children at fast food restaurants have observed a fall in the percentage of children eating fast food on a given day.

Medical News Today: Higher coffee consumption may protect against liver cancer

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00
Evidence has emerged from the World Cancer Research Fund International CUP report on liver cancer that finds drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Night vision eyedrops' improve vision up to 50 meters in dark

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00
A group of 'citizen scientists' have created eyedrops allowing the user to successfully recognize symbols and identify people in dark environments.

Medical News Today: Our recall of familiar objects - like the Apple logo - may not be as accurate we think

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 06:00
A study that tested ability to recall the Apple logo, found only 1 out of 85 participants was able to draw it correctly, despite many being confident they would be able to do so.

Medical News Today: Many parents may not recognize child obesity

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 02:00
A new study of nearly 3,000 UK children finds that only four parents described their child as being very overweight despite BMI scales showing 369 children were in that category.

Medical News Today: Long-term statins to prevent a first heart attack? Experts issue tips on making the decision

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
The question of whether to use statins before a heart attack or stroke, as opposed to secondary prevention following an event, gets help from expert cardiologists.

Medical News Today: Fecal transplantation 'more effective than previously thought' for C. diff infection

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:00
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides both short- and long-term benefits for patients with C. difficile infection, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify neural mechanism responsible for chronic pain

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:00
Over-stimulated neurons in the gyrus cinguli brain region could be interpreted by the brain as chronic pain - which may be alleviated by activating a serotonin-sensitive receptor.

Medical News Today: Sugar-seeking MRI could be used to detect early-stage cancer

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:00
Johns Hopkins researchers are trialling a new MRI technique to detect early-stage cancer, guide biopsies and monitor chemotherapy response.

Medical News Today: Gene identified that drives aggressive form of breast cancer

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of “triple-negative” breast cancer, raising hope that targeting the gene could lead to new forms of treatment.

Medical News Today: Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:00
Weight-loss surgery prior to a knee or hip replacement for severely overweight patients may lead to better outcomes, according to two new studies.

Medical News Today: First vision-restoring "bionic eye" implant performed in Hawaii

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:00
The first artificial retinal bionic eye implant surgery in the Asia-Pacific region to help restore vision for the blind has been performed in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Medical News Today: 'Insufficient evidence' that natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00
A new review of published studies found low-quality evidence that xylitol in toothpaste protects against cavities, and even less quality evidence of it doing so in other products.

Medical News Today: Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found the herb roseroot may have antidepressive qualities, suggesting that it could have potential as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate depression.

Medical News Today: New study examines dialectical behavior therapy for reducing suicide attempts

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:00
Different forms of dialectical behavior therapy - or DBT - equally reduce suicide attempts, self-injuries and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Wounds heal faster with help from nanoparticles

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:00
When tested on the skin of mice, a new experimental therapy that uses nanoparticles to deliver an enzyme blocker cut wound healing time in half compared with no treatment.