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Medical News Today: Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 05:00
Find out all about conditions affecting the gallbladder and the symptoms that they can cause. This article includes information on gallstones.

Medical News Today: Herpesviruses could be eradicated with gene-editing technique

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 23:00
A gene-editing technique - CRISPR/Cas9 - shows promise for the eradication of herpesviruses, after researchers found it cleared 95 percent of latent EBV.

Medical News Today: Are Beets Good for Diabetes?

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 23:00
A number of studies suggest that beets may be beneficial for people with diabetes. This article takes a closer look at their nutritional properties.

Medical News Today: Testosterone may be key to maintaining sexual function in older men

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 23:00
Testosterone therapy has been used for years, but research into its effect on sexual dysfunction in older men is scarce. A new study brings good news.

Medical News Today: Marijuana compound removes Alzheimer's-related protein from nerve cells

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:00
Researchers find the active compound in marijuana - THC - reduces levels of beta-amyloid in nerve cells, a protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Butter not significantly linked to ill health, says study

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:00
Saturated fats are bad for us, but maybe not in every case. Butter, it seems, may not increase the risk of CVD and may protect against diabetes.

Medical News Today: Brain tumors: Researchers hail soluble asprin as potential breakthrough

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:00
A soluble liquid aspirin that crosses the blood-brain barrier is ten times stronger than current drugs at treating brain tumors, say lab tests.

Medical News Today: HIV: What are the Symptoms?

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 05:00
Learn about the signs and symptoms of HIV. This article looks at the symptoms of the HIV and AIDS, and how they change over the different stages.

Medical News Today: Diabetes risk increased for men who get too much, too little sleep

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 23:00
Men who sleep more or less than the average 7 hours each night may be at higher risk of developing diabetes, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Lou Gehrig's: Safety of stem cell treatment investigated

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 23:00
Stem cell research may offer a glimmer of hope for the future treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new study examines its safety in humans.

Medical News Today: Coping with Chronic Knee Pain

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 23:00
This article examines the causes of chronic knee pain, along with some of the ways people can treat and prevent long-lasting pain in the knees.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes might lead to oral disease, study suggests

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:00
Researchers find e-cigarette vapor contains toxic substances and nanoparticles that destroy cells in the mouth, which could raise the risk of oral disease.

Medical News Today: Cannibalism: A health warning

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:00
For many reasons, cannibalism is unanimously frowned upon in the Western world. But, aside from the ethics, is eating human flesh bad for your health?

Medical News Today: Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 06:00
An analysis of studies of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes shows use of oral aloe vera reduces fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c.

Medical News Today: List of Medications Available for Diabetes

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 05:00
This articles lists the wide range of medications available to people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The list includes different types of insulin.

Medical News Today: Obesity and multiple sclerosis: Is there a causal relationship?

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:00
A new study shows that genetically elevated BMI is linked with risk of MS, 'providing evidence for a causal role for obesity in MS etiology.'

Medical News Today: TBI: Noninvasive drug delivery method could treat brain tissue damage

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how a peptide made up of four amino acids could deliver drugs to the brain intravenously and repair TBI-related brain tissue damage.

Medical News Today: Simple Home Remedies for Knee Pain

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:00
This article looks at a number of simple remedies that people can try at home to relieve knee pain. These include strengthening exercises and dieting.

Medical News Today: Zika infection lingers longer in pregnancy, monkey study finds

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:00
Scientists studying Zika virus infection in monkeys find one infection protects against future infection, but it takes much longer to clear in pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 07:00
Researchers find that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have an altered gut microbiome, which may shed light on the cause of the elusive condition.