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Medical News Today: Aspirin could reduce cancer risk of overweight people

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00
New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.

Medical News Today: 7 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.

Medical News Today: 'Milking' deadly jellyfish for new medicines

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Venom experts have developed a new, practical and efficient technique for extracting the venom of deadly box jellyfish for use in the development of new medicines.

Medical News Today: Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories.

Medical News Today: Cravings may be reduced with Tetris

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
A new study has revealed how playing Tetris for just a few minutes a day can help reduce the feeling of cravings, such as those for food, cigarettes and alcohol.

Medical News Today: Long working hours, heavy lifting linked to difficulties getting pregnant

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:00
Women who work more than 40 hours weekly and lift heavy loads regularly may take longer getting pregnant, finds a new study of more than 1,700 nurses.

Medical News Today: Violent video games 'linked to aggression but not criminal violence'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:00
A new systematic review of current literature on violent video game use has indicated that it is linked to aggressive behavior and decreased empathy.

Medical News Today: Intelligence linked to physical performance in middle age, study shows

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
A new healthy aging study finds that men with higher intelligence scores in early adulthood were also more likely to have better physical performance in midlife.

Medical News Today: Body clock controls waking up and going to sleep with simple mechanism

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice.

Medical News Today: Birth control methods: types, effectiveness and side effects

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
There are many methods of birth control, how do you decide which method is best for you? Learn about the different types of birth control and their advantages and disadvantages.

Medical News Today: Color-changing material could be used signal traumatic brain injuries

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in protective helmets to indicate when a wearer has suffered a potentially dangerous head trauma.

Medical News Today: Internet both helps and harms seniors' social lives, says report

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Research for the UK government on the impact of digital technology on the support networks of older people finds it may both harm and improve their social lives.

Medical News Today: Women respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that women respond more to romantic stimuli after having eaten, suggesting that food and sex responses share neurocircuitry.

Medical News Today: Organ transplantation linked to greater risk of aggressive melanoma

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 23:00
New research from Johns Hopkins finds organ transplant recipients are at increased risk of melanoma skin cancer, with many likely to be diagnosed in the advanced stages.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements offer limited benefit to obese teens

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:00
Researchers examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adolescents with obesity found that it could increase cholesterol and levels of triglycerides.

Medical News Today: Infographic reveals what energy drinks do to the body within 24 hours

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:00
Following an infographic revealing how Coca-Cola affects the body within an hour of drinking it, a new infographic shows what an energy drink does to the body within 24 hours.

Medical News Today: Can fish oil prevent schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:00
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Scientists create opioids using yeast

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from Stanford University reveal how they genetically modified yeast to create opioids - the most widely used painkillers in the US.

Medical News Today: Low-fat diet more effective than low-carb diet for losing body fat

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have investigated how low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets affect body fat in a group of obese patients admitted to a metabolic ward.

Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease may be treatable with gel-delivered drugs

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 02:00
A new gel-based drug-delivery system that reaches and directly treats inflamed parts of the colon may offer a new treatment option for people with inflammatory bowel disease.