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Medical News Today: Surgery without stitches in sight thanks to 'origami tools'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:00
Tiny surgical instruments inspired by origami are set to make surgery less invasive, bringing closer the day when incisions will not need stitches to heal.

Medical News Today: Adolescents drink too much caffeine

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00
Teenagers are drinking too much caffeine, despite being aware of the risks. Easy availability, parental influence, advertising and social norms all play a role.

Medical News Today: DXM (Dextromethorphan): Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Learn about dextromethorphan, a major ingredient in cough suppressant medications that can be taken at excessive levels to achieve highs similar to ketamine or PCP.

Medical News Today: Fitness and strength in youth predicts diabetes, regardless of weight

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Type 2 diabetes already affects millions of people worldwide. A new study shows that strength and fitness in youth might be good predictors of diabetes in later life.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer survival 'dependent on site disease spreads to'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
The survival time for men with metastatic prostate cancer depends on where the disease has spread to, with men whose cancer only spread to the lymph nodes faring best.

Medical News Today: Could low vitamin D in pregnancy mean a risk of MS in offspring?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 08:00
Multiple sclerosis has been linked with low vitamin D intake; a new study adds evidence that low vitamin D during pregnancy could raise the risk of MS in later life.

Medical News Today: Brain region responsible for violence identified

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have pinpointed the brain area in male mice responsible for aggression and say their work could lead to 'controlling aggressive behaviors.'

Medical News Today: Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 06:00
Exposure to tobacco toxins that remain on hair, clothes, walls, carpets and other surfaces - known as thirdhand smoke - has been linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 02:00
A study finds women who ate at least five yogurt portions per week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure; the link was strongest for those on a healthy diet.

Medical News Today: HIV/AIDS countries worst affected need 'up-front finance' for long-term fight

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 02:00
Sub-Saharan African countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS will need significant up-front finance if they are to succeed in controlling the disease in the long-term, says new study.

Medical News Today: Model placenta could reveal how pathogens reach an unborn child

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00
In the light of the Zika crisis, scientists are searching for clues about the placenta's role in barring diseases before birth. A realistic, new NASA-inspired model could help.

Medical News Today: Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 23:00
Learn about sleep deprivation, occurring whenever an individual gets less than the amount required to feel awake and alert. This article looks at causes, symptoms and treatment.

Medical News Today: Avoiding peanut after building tolerance is safe for children

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 23:00
Children who were at risk of peanut allergy but who built up tolerance over 5 years can safely stop eating peanut for a year without losing tolerance.

Medical News Today: High-GI diet linked to increased lung cancer risk

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 23:00
A diet with a high glycemic index - a measure of how the carbohydrates in foods will affect blood glucose levels - may increase the risk of lung cancer, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 23:00
A new study investigating how increasing water intake can affect health finds that it reduces energy intake and lowers intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat.

Medical News Today: Nitrous oxide could reduce bad memories of a traumatic event

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 23:00
Giving trauma victims nitrous oxide may help reduce the incidence of distressing memories in days to come, unless they are experiencing dissociation.