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Medical News Today: Stroke in marijuana users linked to arterial stenosis

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:00
When marijuana users suffer stroke, it is more likely to be caused by arterial stenosis than by cardioembolism, unlike in non-users.

Medical News Today: WHO: eating processed meats can cause colorectal cancer

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 08:00
A new report by experts on behalf of the World Health Organization concludes that consumption of red and processed meats are carcinogenic to humans.

Medical News Today: Is flavored tobacco to blame for teen smoking?

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 07:00
A large, survey-based study shows that the majority of young people use a flavored product for their first time using tobacco; efforts to decrease use of these products are vital.

Medical News Today: New clue about chemo-resistance in tumors could improve cancer treatments

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 02:00
Many tumors that develop drug-resistance lack a gene that prevents mutations in healthy cells. Now, a study suggests targeting a mechanism that kicks in when the gene is absent.

Medical News Today: Global war on tuberculosis needs a new direction, researchers urge

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 02:00
Epidemics of tuberculosis and drug resistance will worsen if the global fight against tuberculosis does not combine biomedical interventions with social actions, researchers urge.

Medical News Today: Scientists grow industrial quantities of red wine compound using tomatoes

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Scientists have used a protein to cause tomatoes to grow large amounts of the nutrients resveratrol and genistein. The technique could be scaled up for industrial production.

Medical News Today: Fainting, near-drowning may indicate increased risk of sudden death

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:00
A new study calls for people who experience frequent blackouts or near-drowning events to visit their doctor; they may be at increased risk of a serious heart disorder called LQTS.

Medical News Today: Economic hardship brought on by cancer diagnosis

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:00
Research shows that the chance of working after a cancer diagnosis is 10% lower than before, and that family income drops by 20%, causing economic hardship.

Medical News Today: Do American teens take more risks?

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:00
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.

Medical News Today: Poisoning risk among the wealthy in the Middle Ages

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:00
Wealthy people in the Middle Ages who had access to expensive pottery and treatments for leprosy and syphilis risked being poisoned with lead and mercury.

Medical News Today: Birth order 'does not affect personality'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Germany who surveyed 20,000 people have concluded that birth order makes no difference to personality, and minimal difference to intelligence.

Medical News Today: Study sheds light on body's varied response to exercise

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find that one gene plays a key role in why resistance exercise leads to increased muscle bulk while endurance exercise does not.