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Medical News Today: Higher calcium intake 'may protect seniors from CVD, but not stroke, fractures'

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:00
While a higher intake of calcium was found to lower cardiovascular disease risk for older adults in a new study, it had no effect on the risks for stroke and fractures.

Medical News Today: Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:00
Synthetic oxytocin delivered through a nasal spray has improved self-control in a group of overweight and obese men; it could be a novel treatment strategy for obesity.

Medical News Today: Skin with hair follicles and glands grown in lab

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 02:00
Using stem cells, scientists grew complex 3D skin tissue - complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands - that connected with nerves and muscle fibers when implanted in mice.

Medical News Today: Our travel history may be in our viruses

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 02:00
By identifying two different herpes virus strains of different origins in one person, researchers show how virology could one day join DNA fingerprinting as a forensic tool.

Medical News Today: 'Good' cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00
Try as we might to boost our HDL cholesterol, GlycA, a new biomarker of inflammation found in the bloodstream, may be reducing HDL's ability to support heart health.

Medical News Today: Apple's new CareKit will help patients monitor medical conditions

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about how Apple's new CareKit hopes to make it easier for patients to actively manage their own health.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D may be a predictor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular events, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Toxoplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease caused by a parasite that can lead to flu-like symptoms and complications such as seizures and developmental problems.

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