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Medical News Today: Healthy lifestyle nearly halves risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
A healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting smoking could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases for pregnant women, thus reducing the risk of future health problems.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture is 'not beneficial for knee pain'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
Neither needle nor laser acupuncture is superior to a placebo ('sham' acupuncture) for treating knee pain, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Could an apple a day protect against obesity?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
A new study by researchers from the University of Washington finds that Granny Smith apples may protect against obesity and its related disorders by balancing gut bacteria.

Medical News Today: Regulations over opioid prescriptions 'too permissive,' say experts

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
In a new paper, the American Academy of Neurology argue against their previous position that opioid painkillers are appropriate for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

Medical News Today: Peanut allergy: could pulsed light remove allergens from whole peanuts?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.

Medical News Today: Bacteria may help treat acne, ulcers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:00
Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Implanted medical devices cleared by FDA 'lacking information'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
A study has found that FDA regulatory processes have led to many implanted medical devices being cleared for market while lacking scientific evidence of their safety or efficacy.

Medical News Today: AHA provide clinicians with guidelines for heart imaging tests with radiation

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
A new AHA statement calls for health care providers to ensure they understand the risks and benefits of heart imaging tests with radiation and to discuss these with patients.

Medical News Today: Early childhood obesity associated with antibiotic exposure

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.

Medical News Today: New estrogen-related breast cancer mechanism detected

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Estrogen prepares cells to divide and even resist drugs for estrogen-positive breast cancers, according to new research investigating the role of the unfolded-protein response.

Medical News Today: An hour of after-school exercise linked to better cognitive functioning

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: bone health in childhood 'is an important factor'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.

Medical News Today: Malaria severity influenced by five human genes, say researchers

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:00
An international study says five genes play a complex role in influencing whether people are more or less susceptible to severe malaria and opens the door to new drugs or vaccines.

Medical News Today: Scientists shed light on how to block protein that causes cancer, Alzheimer's

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:00
The NMT protein plays a role in the development of many diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's. Now, scientists say they may be closer to developing a drug that blocks NMT.

Medical News Today: App leads to falling death rates in hospitals

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:00
Death rates fall at hospitals in the UK, following the introduction of handheld devices to record patients’ vital signs. Could this be the next step in a 'mobile revolution'?

Medical News Today: Researchers discover marker that may lead to early detection of pancreatic cancer

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:00
Increased levels of branched-chain amino acids in the blood may be an early indication of pancreatic cancer, a new study claims. The findings may lead to tests for early detection.

Medical News Today: Improved mental health linked to nature group walks

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:00
Participating in nature walking groups may be an effective way to combat stress and improve mental well-being, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Medical News Today: Brain wave could aid criminal investigations by detecting recognition

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that when people recognize details or objects, their P300 brain wave peaks, which could have implications for criminal investigations.

Medical News Today: We drink more alcohol on days of increased physical activity

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
A new study from Northwestern University finds that on the days we engage in higher levels of physical activity - Thursdays to Sundays - we also consume more alcohol.

Medical News Today: How to flip a brain between random and strategic thinking

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
By manipulating stress hormone levels in a region of rats' brains, researchers have discovered the mechanism that switches animals between random behavior and strategic thinking.