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Medical News Today: Does the gut microbiome tell us when we are full?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:00
Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry.

Medical News Today: Crib bumpers: infant deaths are on the rise

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:00
Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Loneliness alters the immune system to cause illness, study finds

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 06:00
Researchers shed light on how loneliness can cause illness; it disrupts stress signaling, which ultimately leads to increased inflammatory response and reduced antiviral response.

Medical News Today: Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:00
New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.

Medical News Today: Gene-edited mosquitoes cannot transmit malaria

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:00
Using a new gene-editing technique, scientists create a mosquito that passes on inability to transmit malaria to 99.5% of its offspring, raising hopes for disease eradication.

Medical News Today: Congenital heart defect means higher chance of stroke

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:00
People with congenital heart defects have a 5-6 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke, and a 9-12 times higher risk of ischemic stroke than the general population.

Medical News Today: Can a handful of walnuts a day keep the doctor away?

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00
New research concludes that walnuts can assist in the functioning of epithelial cells in blood vessel walls and lowering cholesterol levels.

Medical News Today: 19 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 19 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a mango and its arms and legs are now sized in proportion to the rest of its body.

Medical News Today: Doctors should prescribe generic drugs over branded medications, say experts

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00
The American College of Physicians call for physicians to prescribe generic drugs rather than brand-name medications in order to boost treatment adherence and lower costs.

Medical News Today: Women who survive heart attack continue to live with risk

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:00
Young women who have suffered a heart attack or a stroke continue to have a higher risk of fatality or further injury than those who have not experienced a cardiovascular event.

Medical News Today: Researchers pinpoint brain's happiness region

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that people who were happier had larger gray matter volume in a brain region called the precuneus, which they say can be targeted with meditation.

Medical News Today: Study reveals how 'bacterial sex' leads to antibiotic resistance

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 06:00
Researchers looking into horizontal gene transfer have revealed why it can lead to the spread of traits - including antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Scientists create serotonin-releasing neurons from human skin cells

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have successfully turned human skin cells into neurons that signal to each other with serotonin, creating a useful lab tool for studying this essential brain chemical.

Medical News Today: Electrical chip removes nanoparticles from blood

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found an easy way to remove nanoparticles from blood by exploiting differences in the electrical properties of the particles in the plasma surrounding them.

Medical News Today: Global response to Ebola outbreak slammed by independent panel

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
A global panel of experts this week released a report on how the Ebola epidemic was handled. The conclusion: things need to be changed, swiftly.

Medical News Today: Virtual reality successfully used in cardiac operation

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 23:00
In a first-in-man operation, a virtual reality device has been used to successfully open up a chronically blocked right coronary artery.

Medical News Today: Children's academic performance predicted with a raisin and a plastic cup

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 23:00
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8.

Medical News Today: Eat a good breakfast, get better grades

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 23:00
Eating healthily, and especially eating a healthful breakfast, can double test scores, according to research into 5,000 children in the UK.

Medical News Today: Sex reassignment surgery may protect metabolic health of transgender women

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 23:00
Transgender women may have better metabolic health if they receive both sex reassignment surgery and female hormone therapy, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 23:00
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests.