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Medical News Today: Novel wireless implant successfully simulates nerves

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:00
A new miniature, wireless device that provides optogenetics nerve stimulation has been created by scientists, opening the door to new research in neuroscience.

Medical News Today: 'Female Viagra' approved by FDA

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:00
The FDA have approved the first ever drug to treat low sexual desire in premenopausal women. Flibanserin - brand name Addyi - will be available from mid-October.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes '95% less harmful than tobacco'

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:00
A new UK-based review reports that using e-cigarettes is around 95% less dangerous than smoking traditional tobacco products and can help smokers quit smoking.

Medical News Today: Rapid paper-strip test for Ebola in sight

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have developed a fast paper-strip test that differentiates between Ebola, yellow fever and dengue. Designed for use in the field, it requires no power or running water.

Medical News Today: Study suggests e-cigarette use could lead to tobacco use in teens

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00
A study of high school students finds that e-cigarette users were more likely to start using combustible tobacco products over the following year.

Medical News Today: How to treat bee and wasp stings

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
What exactly is a bee sting, and what should you do? Find out how to manage the reaction at home - or when to call for medical help. And where on the body is a sting most painful?

Medical News Today: Migrating cancer cells alter bone tissue to form tumors

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have worked out why cancer cells migrating to bone express a certain protein; it activates another protein that helps them alter bone tissue to suit tumor growth.

Medical News Today: Even light, moderate alcohol intake may increase risk for certain cancers

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
New research in The BMJ has linked light to moderate drinking with greater risk of specific cancers, including breast, liver, colon and oral cancers.

Medical News Today: Mother's microbes could help predict preterm births

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:00
A new study reveals how microbes in pregnant women who went on to give birth prematurely are different to those in women who gave birth full term.

Medical News Today: Daily coffee could improve survival for colon cancer patients

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:00
According to new research, four or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival among patients with stage 3 colon cancer.

Medical News Today: Targeting semen proteins to prevent HIV infection

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:00
Researchers describe two approaches they say could prevent HIV infection by targeting proteins in semen called amyloid fibrils that boost transmission of the virus.

Medical News Today: Smart diapers tell you when they need changing

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00
In a bid to improve the care of the elderly and bed-ridden, researchers have developed a diaper sensor that alerts caregivers by SMS to inform them when the napkin needs changing.

Medical News Today: Aspirin could reduce cancer risk of overweight people

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00
New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.

Medical News Today: 7 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.

Medical News Today: 'Milking' deadly jellyfish for new medicines

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Venom experts have developed a new, practical and efficient technique for extracting the venom of deadly box jellyfish for use in the development of new medicines.

Medical News Today: Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories.

Medical News Today: Cravings may be reduced with Tetris

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
A new study has revealed how playing Tetris for just a few minutes a day can help reduce the feeling of cravings, such as those for food, cigarettes and alcohol.

Medical News Today: Long working hours, heavy lifting linked to difficulties getting pregnant

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:00
Women who work more than 40 hours weekly and lift heavy loads regularly may take longer getting pregnant, finds a new study of more than 1,700 nurses.

Medical News Today: Violent video games 'linked to aggression but not criminal violence'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:00
A new systematic review of current literature on violent video game use has indicated that it is linked to aggressive behavior and decreased empathy.

Medical News Today: Intelligence linked to physical performance in middle age, study shows

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
A new healthy aging study finds that men with higher intelligence scores in early adulthood were also more likely to have better physical performance in midlife.