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Medical News Today: Diabetes drug may reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 02:00
Diabetes patients treated with glitazone have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggesting the target of the drug could be a fruitful target for the condition.

Medical News Today: 5 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 5 of your pregnancy? You may notice mood swings and breast tenderness. Baby is now the size of a sesame seed.

Medical News Today: Delivery speed of clot-busting drug for stroke often 'overestimated' by hospitals

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
Less than a third of US hospitals surveyed correctly identified their stroke care performance, with many overestimating the speed at which they administer clot-busting drugs.

Medical News Today: New dads put on weight, while childless men lose weight

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
Men put on an additional weight of 3.5-4.5 lb on average after becoming a father, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Men's Health.

Medical News Today: PTSD affecting 'a quarter-million' Vietnam war veterans

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
Four decades on from the end of the Vietnam war and some US ex-servicemen still experience mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress and major depression.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's patients may benefit from early treatment with novel drug

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:00
The first ever Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial to use delayed-start methodology has found that patients with a mild form of the disease benefit from beginning treatment early.

Medical News Today: Does the menstrual cycle affect sporting performance?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:00
We investigate the impact that menstruation can have on the performance of competing sportswomen, both physically and psychologically.

Medical News Today: World first: man with AMD receives bionic eye implant

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:00
An 80-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration has become the first in the world to receive a bionic eye implant, leading to a significant improvement in visual function.

Medical News Today: Stem cell therapy for liver failure could replace liver transplants

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 02:00
For the first time, researchers have successfully repaired severe liver damage and restored the organ's function in a live mouse using stem cells grown in the lab.

Medical News Today: Aging may protect blood vessels from oxidative stress

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 02:00
Researchers find age may help protect blood vessels against damage by oxidative stress, which has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, and Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies.

Medical News Today: MDMA (Ecstasy): Facts, Effects and Hazards

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
MDMA is an illegal, psychoactive drug that has stimulant and hallucinogen effects. MDMA works by increasing the brain’s neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture has 'similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
A controlled study in rats finds acupuncture to be effective against chronic stress and reveals clues about how this form of traditional Chinese medicine might work.

Medical News Today: Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.

Medical News Today: First case of prolonged remission in HIV-infected child reported

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Clinicians in France report on the case of an 18-year-old patient who has been in virological remission despite not receiving antiretroviral treatment for the past 12 years.

Medical News Today: Too much TV, low physical activity may worsen cognitive function

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds low physical activity and high TV viewing between the ages of 18 and 30 may be associated with poorer cognitive function later in life.

Medical News Today: Firstborn children have 'infinitesimally small' IQ lead over siblings

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:00
The age-old debate of whether birth order makes a difference to personality or IQ is addressed in the largest study ever to investigate the issue.

Medical News Today: Eczema successfully treated with arthritis drug

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:00
Researchers describe how an approved arthritis drug successfully treated 6 patients with moderate to severe eczema that was not responding to conventional treatments.

Medical News Today: Antimalaria treatment that targets a blood protein shows promise

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:00
Treatment that disables a blood protein the malaria parasite needs to survive in the host's body wipes out the disease in humanized mice in 3 days, reveals a new study.

Medical News Today: Poorer children develop 'smaller brains'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
MRI brain scans and mental tests of children living below the poverty line show that key parts of their brains are smaller in volume and test scores are lower.