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Medical News Today: A man's life behaviors may impact grandchildren's health

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00
Researchers suggest a man's life behaviors may alter a protein found in sperm to influence the health of both his children and grandchildren.

Medical News Today: New test can predict a man's sexual orientation

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have created an algorithm that identifies genetic changes to predict whether a man is homosexual or heterosexual with up to 70% accuracy.

Medical News Today: Low oxygen before birth, high-salt diet may pose risk for cardiovascular disease

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice show that low oxygen before birth and a high-salt diet in later life increase the chance of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Do flame retardants cause attention problems in children?

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 00:00
Children born to women with high levels of PBDEs in their cord blood during pregnancy show elevated signs of attention deficiency. PBDEs were used as a flame retardant until 2004.

Medical News Today: Obesity rates will soar by 2025 if governments fail to take action, says report

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 23:00
A new report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025 unless governments do more to combat the problem.

Medical News Today: How can happiness make your heart healthier?

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 00:00
People with coronary heart disease who think positively develop better health habits, leading to better outcomes, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Repeating words aloud to another person increases memory recall

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 23:00
Repeating words aloud while addressing another individual can increase verbal memory recall, according to a new study by researchers from Canada.

Medical News Today: Smoking set to kill 1 in 3 Chinese men

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 08:00
Increasing numbers of young men are smoking in China, and half of them will die unless large numbers decide to quit, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Insight into cancer resistance in elephants could aid human treatment

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 07:00
Elephants rarely develop cancer, and researchers have uncovered new information on why this is in a new study. The findings may shed light on cancer suppression in humans.

Medical News Today: Antioxidants: helpful or harmful for melanoma?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 06:00
After a 2014 study implicated antioxidants in lung cancer progression, a new study suggests these molecules hasten melanoma development.

Medical News Today: Treatment for rare bleeding disorder effective and well-tolerated, studies show

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 02:00
Two international studies show eltrombopag is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia, a rare bleeding disorder.

Medical News Today: Varying walking speed may burn more calories

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests that varying speed when walking can burn up to 20% more calories, compared with constantly walking at the same speed.

Medical News Today: Is a measles epidemic becoming more likely in the US?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00
Recent measles outbreaks in the US have led to concerns about the number of children not fully vaccinated. If coverage drops to 98% of its current level, an epidemic is possible.

Medical News Today: Study links psoriasis with blood vessel inflammation

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests the more severe a person's psoriasis is, the more likely they are to have increased blood vessel inflammation - a condition known as vasculitis.

Medical News Today: Scientists create 'old' cells

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 23:00
A new technique converts skin cells directly to neurons, bypassing the stem cell precursor state and retaining the cells' age-related signature, furthering Alzheimer's research.

Medical News Today: Depression: not a normal part of aging

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:00
In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at the risk factors for depression among older adults, as well as the signs of the condition and how it can be treated.

Medical News Today: Why are first-born children more likely to be nearsighted?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 07:00
Though research suggests a first-born child has bragging rights for better education, the flip side may be increased chances of myopia, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: New blood test can detect very low risk of heart attack

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 06:00
A new, highly sensitive blood test can detect whether someone is not at risk of a heart attack, saving time, stress and money in emergency departments.

Medical News Today: Exercising 30 minutes a day relieves asthma symptoms

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:00
New research finds that compared with not exercising, doing 30 minutes of exercise every day, all year round, can significantly help asthma sufferers control their symptoms.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new cell type behind pulmonary hypertension

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:00
By studying human lung samples and a mouse model, scientists have discovered a new type of cell - and the molecular signals that regulate it - behind pulmonary hypertension.