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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: no link to mercury in brain or seafood consumption

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:00
In the first study to examine the link between mercury levels in the brain and brain neuropathology, researchers say there is no association between mercury levels and dementia.

Medical News Today: Vaginal swab could restore beneficial bacteria for C-section infants

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:00
Swabbing newborn infants with their mother's vaginal birth fluid could restore beneficial bacteria that is lost through C-section delivery, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: WHO: 'Zika virus is a global Public Health Emergency'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:00
After an Emergency Committee meeting, the World Health Organization have called for increased surveillance, communication, research and personal protective measures against Zika.

Medical News Today: Electrical forehead patch could treat chronic PTSD

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:00
An external patch worn during sleep that uses a 9-volt battery to send a weak current to stimulate nerves in the forehead shows promise in treating chronic PTSD.

Medical News Today: UK regulator approves new 'gene editing' of human embryos for research

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:00
The UK fertility regulator has granted a research team a licence to genetically modify human embryos using the new, cheaper, more precise, genome editing technique CRISPR-Cas9.

Medical News Today: Novel test detects potentially harmful chemicals in breast milk

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00
Researchers have created a test that they say can accurately detect the presence of bisphenol A and parabens - known endocrine-disrupting chemicals - in breast milk.

Medical News Today: Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked to poorer fetal outcomes

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Women who develop prehypertension after 36 weeks' gestation may be at greater risk of having a stillbirth or an underweight infant, according to researchers from Sweden.

Medical News Today: Easily stressed teens have increased hypertension risk later in life

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Being an easily stressed 18-year-old might predict high blood pressure later in life, according to a study following the health of 1.5 million Swedish men.

Medical News Today: Microcephaly: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Microcephaly is a condition where infants are born with smaller than average head sizes. Learn about the causes, risk factors and treatment options for this neurological condition.

Medical News Today: Are BPA-free food containers really safe?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:00
Plastic products containing bisphenol A are thought to be harmful, so bisphenol S has been introduced as a safer alternative. New studies, however, show they have similar effects.

Medical News Today: What's that word again? Marijuana use linked with worse verbal memory

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
In a long-term study, researchers find that both past and present marijuana use is linked with diminished verbal memory in middle age.

Medical News Today: Risk of opioid overdose 'influenced by prescription strength'

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:00
Researchers found that veterans who died from an opioid overdose were prescribed the drugs at a strength more than double that of those who did not overdose.

Medical News Today: Proton therapy as effective as conventional radiotherapy, with fewer side effects

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
A trial finds a type of radiotherapy that uses protons instead of photons or X-rays is as effective at treating medulloblastoma in children and causes fewer long-term side effects.

Medical News Today: Puberty earlier for overweight, later for obese boys

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
On finding evidence of earlier puberty for overweight, and later puberty for obese boys, researchers call for further studies into the links between race, gender, BMI and puberty.

Medical News Today: Chronic pain may be linked to genetic changes in the immune system

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00
Chronic pain following injury may involve epigenetic changes, implying a potential future role for medications that target specific genes.

Medical News Today: Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the potential health benefits of acai berries, a fruit rich in antioxidants whose taste has been described as a blend of chocolate and berries.

Medical News Today: High fiber intake when young may lower women's breast cancer risk

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that women who ate foods high in fiber during adolescence and young adulthood were up to 24% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Medical News Today: New insights into DNA repair could improve drugs that block cancer cell growth

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
By clarifying how some DNA repair mechanisms work, a new study opens the way to better understanding and thus improving the action of drugs that prevent cancer cell proliferation.

Medical News Today: Miniature microscope will ID cancer cells in real-time

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:00
A new microscope the size of a pen will allow doctors and dentists to check for cancerous cells without surgery and without an excruciating wait for results.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'poison the airways and weaken the immune system'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:00
E-cigarettes, widely touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, are toxic to the airways, suppress the immune system and enhance bacterial activity, according to a new study.