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Medical News Today: Opioid epidemic: 20 percent of prescribed painkiller users share them

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 07:00
A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals that over 50 percent of patients with prescribed opioids have leftover tablets; many save them to share with others.

Medical News Today: Cholera vaccine for travelers gains FDA approval

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 06:00
The FDA have approved the first vaccine to prevent American travelers from contracting cholera, which can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.

Medical News Today: Blurry Vision and Diabetes: What's the Connection?

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 23:00
Diabetes can cause blurry vision for many reasons. Learn about the short-term and long-term complications that can affect vision in people with diabetes.

Medical News Today: Late sleepers have a poorer diet

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 23:00
People who sleep late tend to have poorer diets and to be less physically active, but their BMI is not necessarily any higher, says a new study.

Medical News Today: Novel blood test could diagnose diseases with no known antigens

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have created a blood test that could one day lead to the detection of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other conditions with no known antigens.

Medical News Today: Sports practice accounts for just 18 percent of differences in performance

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 23:00
New research into sports practice and performance suggests that a combination of other factors may affect performance more than practice.

Medical News Today: Keeping fit in midlife lowers stroke risk

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 23:00
Adults who have high physical fitness in middle age may be at 37 percent lower risk of stroke after the age of 65, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Brain activity differs between men and women when cooperating

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 23:00
In a cooperation task, researchers identified differences in the brain activity of men and women - even though they performed equally as well.

Medical News Today: Explosive blast survivors display unique neural damage

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 23:00
The long-term neural effects of high explosives can be debilitating. However, modern medical imaging is not capable of detecting these changes.

Medical News Today: Diet Soda and Diabetes: Things to Consider

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 23:00
Diet soda does not contain sugar, but is it good for people with diabetes? This articles gives information on diet soda, sweeteners and alternatives.

Medical News Today: New MS treatment shows promise, but experts urge caution

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:00
A new way of combining chemo- and stem-cell therapy benefits 23 out of 24 patients with multiple sclerosis, but it entails a risk of serious complications.

Medical News Today: Lupus raises women's risk of cervical cancer

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 07:00
Women with systemic lupus erythematosus are at double the risk of cervical dysplasia or invasive cervical cancer, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Air pollution is now a leading stroke risk factor

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 06:00
A new study suggests 90 percent of the global stroke burden is attributed to modifiable risk factors, and 30 percent is due to air pollution.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's connection to faulty mitochondria investigated

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:00
Lewy bodies, a hallmark of Parkinson's, appear to interfere with mitochondria. Interacting with this cellular process opens up new avenues of research.

Medical News Today: Living with Multiple Sclerosis: What's the Prognosis?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:00
This article looks at the prognosis for multiple sclerosis, including how its symptoms impact on the lives of people with this degenerative disease.

Medical News Today: Toxoplasma infection might trigger neurodegenerative disease

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:00
New research reveals how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii could trigger neurodegenerative diseases in those predisposed to the conditions.