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Medical News Today: ALS could be prevented with technique that halts protein clumping

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 07:00
SOD1 gene mutations form protein clumps, leading to motor neuron degeneration in ALS, but researchers may have found a way to halt this process.

Medical News Today: Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 06:00
Study suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.

Medical News Today: Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:00
The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.

Medical News Today: Long-term alcohol dependence affects cognitive abilities

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:00
New evidence shows that long-term alcohol dependence can significantly disrupt a range of specific cognitive abilities, particularly as we age.

Medical News Today: Existence of exercise-induced muscle memory challenged

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:00
While there are many differences in gene expression after regular exercise training, researchers have found no evidence of training-induced muscle memory.

Medical News Today: Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:00
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.

Medical News Today: Oxytocin may intensify spiritual beliefs

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:00
It is widely known as the 'love hormone' due to its role in social bonding, but new research suggests oxytocin may also play a role in spiritual beliefs.

Medical News Today: Cancer: Shutting down fat synthesis in cancer cells stunts tumor growth

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:00
Using an enzyme-blocking molecule that shuts down fat synthesis in cancer cells, researchers stunt tumor growth in transplanted cells and animal models.

Medical News Today: 7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 23:00
Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.

Medical News Today: First analysis of 'Sustainable Development Goals' published

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 23:00
The Sustainable Development Goals provide solid targets by which to measure global improvement. The first analysis of the data yields surprising results.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Progression-reduction drug in the pipeline

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 23:00
Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 07:00
We investigate the discovery of an influential 1960s study that was funded by the sugar industry to play down the link between sugar and heart disease.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's protein changes shape to enter brain cells

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 06:00
A new study finds that amyloid beta - a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease - changes into a long, flat sheet before it enters brain cells.

Medical News Today: Tension Headaches: Treatment, Causes, and Symptoms

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 06:00
Tension headaches, often described as a pressing or tightening pain of mild to moderate intensity, are the most common type of headache.

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C: Signs and Symptoms

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:00
Hepatitis C (HCV) affects thousands of Americans each year. Learn all about the signs and symptoms of the condition here, as well as treatment options.

Medical News Today: 'Obesity gene' does not hinder weight loss

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:00
The belief that so-called obesity genes can hinder weight loss is called into question by a new study review. Genetics may not be so vital after all.

Medical News Today: Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:00
Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

Medical News Today: Stress erases benefits of eating 'good' fats, study says

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:00
Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects.

Medical News Today: Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:00
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.