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Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function, death after cardiac arrest

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels.

Medical News Today: Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic benefit the skin of young, healthy women?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.

Medical News Today: Menopause is a reason to have a 'health audit,' claim experts

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:00
In line with International Menopause Day, a report recommends that women use menopause as an opportunity to review their health and lifestyle and make appropriate changes.

Medical News Today: Personalized ovarian cancer vaccines set for human trials

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found a way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The method is being used to create personalized vaccines for ovarian cancer.

Medical News Today: The digital age of medicine: cadavers still best choice for learning anatomy

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find that students learn college anatomy significantly better through the traditional use of human cadavers, compared with using computer-simulated methods.

Medical News Today: Silicon Valley offers egg freezing to employees - but is it safe?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
Facebook and Apple are making history by offering to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen. But does this service benefit women or put them at increased risk?

Medical News Today: Ebola: how widespread is natural immunity?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:00
Some people in the West African Ebola epidemic seem to have natural immunity to the virus. Scientists say finding out more about them may help reduce spread of the disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists claim myelin production is crucial for learning new skills

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
A mouse study by researchers from University College London in the UK claims that myelin - the protective coating around nerve fibers - is vital for skill learning.

Medical News Today: Drinking sugary soda linked to cell aging

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
Researchers found that consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened soda may be associated with cell aging in a manner comparable to smoking.

Medical News Today: Seniors 'comfortable with aging' are more likely to attend health screenings

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
In an attempt to understand the attitudes and beliefs that prevent many seniors accessing preventive health services, a new study finds satisfaction with aging plays a big role.

Medical News Today: Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.

Medical News Today: Awareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patients

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk.

Medical News Today: Ebola: are the CDC doing enough to stop a US outbreak?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
With three confirmed Ebola cases in the US, there are concerns that the country could see an outbreak. We look at what the CDC are doing to prevent this and whether it is enough.

Medical News Today: Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:00
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.

Medical News Today: Physical activity linked to lower risk of depression

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Engaging in physical activity three times a week may reduce the risk of depression, a new study finds. But depression before midlife could be a barrier to physical activity.

Medical News Today: Weight-gain study illustrates benefits of polyunsaturated oil

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.

Medical News Today: MERS virus cell entry mechanism is possible drug target

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new study reveals how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - MERS-CoV - enters host cells, opening potential new avenues for treatment.

Medical News Today: WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.

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