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Medical News Today: Sleep problems may last up to 18 months after TBI

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:00
People who experience a traumatic brain injury may have sleep problems for up to 18 months after, though many may not be aware of it, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Serotonin gives insight into sudden infant death syndrome

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:00
New research strengthens the links between sudden infant death syndrome and the neurotransmitter serotonin. As our understanding deepens, interventions will hopefully improve.

Medical News Today: Yoga may improve symptoms, quality of life for people with asthma

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:00
A new Cochrane Review finds that asthma patients may experience an improvement in symptoms and life quality with yoga, though researchers call for further evidence of its benefits.

Medical News Today: Near-death experiences: fact or fantasy?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:00
Near-death experiences span age groups and cultures. Often tied to the paranormal and visions of an afterlife, what is the science behind these experiences?

Medical News Today: Food allergy increase not matched by increased sensitivity, study finds

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:00
Tests on stored samples of children's blood drawn 1988-1994 and 2005-2006 show no significant changes in prevalence of sensitization to common foods, such as milk, egg, or peanuts.

Medical News Today: Morning flu shot might be more effective than afternoon

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:00
New research shows that giving a flu vaccination in the morning might provide better protection than afternoon vaccinations. If proven, the findings could save many lives.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes: FDA 'should be open-minded about regulation'

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:00
Experts proposing a plan for evaluating the impact of e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products on public health urge the FDA to be open-minded about their regulation.

Medical News Today: Laundry detergent pods an increasing health hazard for children

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:00
Researchers reveal that the number of calls to poison centers in the United States for child exposure to laundry detergent pods increased by 17% in 2013-2014.

Medical News Today: Heart disease risk higher among shift workers

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:00
Nurses who do shift work for more than 5 years have a small but significantly higher risk of heart disease, which wanes in time after they stop working shifts.

Medical News Today: Music exposure benefits babies' brains

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:00
Infants who participate in music lessons appear to benefit in terms of neurological development more than those involved in other play-related activities.

Medical News Today: Female Condoms: Use, Advantages, Effectiveness

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:00
Learn about female condoms, flexible pouches that can be used as a form of contraception and to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Medical News Today: Liver cancer risk lingers after hepatitis B virus cleared

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds that the risk of developing liver cancer from infection with hepatitis B persists even after patients have apparently been cleared of the virus.

Medical News Today: Childhood obesity is still rising

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:00
Obesity in America is arguably one of the country's greatest health concerns. New research shows that childhood obesity is still on the rise.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy guidelines for harmful acne drug not adhered to by many women

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:00
A new study suggests around 30-50 percent of women who use the acne drug isotretinoin do not adhere to current pregnancy prevention guidelines.

Medical News Today: Infants who eat rice products have higher arsenic concentrations

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:00
Rice products are typically among the first solid foods offered to infants, but a new study shows rice can produce higher urinary arsenic concentrations, putting infants at risk.

Medical News Today: Suicide rates rising in US, CDC report

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:00
A new CDC report shows suicide rates in the US have increased almost steadily 1999-2014 for all ages 10-74, with the steepest increases occurring after 2006.

Medical News Today: Cashews: Nutritional Information, Health Benefits

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
Read all about the nutritional properties of cashew nuts, along with a list of their potential health benefits and ways to incorporate them in your diet.

Medical News Today: Treating sepsis by protecting blood vessels shows promise

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
An antibody that protects blood vessels against the effects of sepsis - also known as blood poisoning - stopped mice succumbing to the disease, new study shows.

Medical News Today: Cutting-edge research shows how Zika attacks fetal brains

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:00
3D-printed miniaturized spinning bioreactors help scientists uncover how the Zika virus attacks fetal brains. The technique could also open the door to further beneficial research.

Medical News Today: Expect an extra week of unhealthy ozone days in the future

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:00
If emissions are not checked, the US will face more days of dangerous ozone levels in future, with some regions experiencing up to 9 extra days a year.