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Medical News Today: Why you do not need to worry about the bubonic plague, anthrax in NYC subways

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
The 17-month 'PathoMap' study collected thousands of samples of microbial DNA across New York City's subway system. We take a look at what they found.

Medical News Today: Online comments on vaccination 'more influential' than official announcements

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that reader comments on websites may sway people's viewpoints on vaccination more than official public service announcements.

Medical News Today: Stress reduces our ability to cope with physical pain, study finds

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A small study finds that psychological stress may affect our ability to withstand physical pain, leading researchers to suggest we should avoid exposure to stress where possible.

Medical News Today: Contraceptive implants and IUDs 'remain effective a year after expiry'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.

Medical News Today: Could meditation reduce brain aging?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.

Medical News Today: Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.

Medical News Today: Going red: raising awareness of heart disease in women

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.

Medical News Today: Women with type 1 diabetes 'twice as likely' as men to die from heart disease

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:00
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.