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Medical News Today: Call for evidence to strengthen antimicrobial resistance policies

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:00
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global threat. Evidence is needed to create strong policies, but these should not diminish antibiotic use that protects vulnerable people.

Medical News Today: Greater stress, depression risk for teens with lots of Facebook friends

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:00
Teenagers who have more than 300 friends on social media site Facebook may have higher stress levels, putting them at greater risk for later-life depression, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Low vitamin D may hamper HIV treatment in adults

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 02:00
Adults who are HIV-positive may find that their immune system does not recover as effectively during treatment if they have insufficient vitamin D, a new study shows.

Medical News Today: Test results of fingerprick blood vary from drop to drop

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that fingerprick blood test results can vary from drop to drop and suggests at least six to nine drops should be combined for consistent results.

Medical News Today: Cancer risk for smokeless tobacco users

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00
Research has shown that users of exclusively smokeless tobacco have higher exposure to some tobacco constituents, including one carcinogenic substance, than smokers.

Medical News Today: Study identifies social, practical barriers to exercise for heart failure patients

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 23:00
Lack of social support and practical barriers to exercise - such as financial issues - are preventing heart failure patients from reaping the benefits of exercise programs.

Medical News Today: Are Tasers more deadly than we thought?

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 23:00
To date, more than 1 million people have been 'tasered.' A new report raises concerns over the Taser's potentially lethal effect on the heart.

Medical News Today: 18 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 18 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a sweet potato and is capable of both yawning and kicking.

Medical News Today: Alcoholism drug could help cure HIV, study finds

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that a drug used to treat alcoholism - disulfiram - awoke dormant HIV in patients with the virus, bringing a cure one step closer.

Medical News Today: Early antibiotics prevents severe respiratory disease

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Giving antibiotics early to children prone to respiratory diseases after a cold has been shown to reduce the severity of disease, but raises issue of antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Are brain structure differences to blame for hallucinations?

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 06:00
Shorter lengths of a fold in the brain are linked to higher likelihood of hallucinations in people diagnosed with schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Firefighter undergoes world's most extensive face transplant

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:00
Doctors have completed the most extensive face transplant to date, giving a 41-year-old man injured as a firefighter in 2001 a new face from a 26-year-old donor.

Medical News Today: New diabetes and obesity treatments may arise from study of fat cell metabolism

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:00
A study that offers new insights into how fat cells use nutrients to make fatty acids could lead to better drug targets to treat diabetes and obesity, the researchers say.

Medical News Today: Therapeutic hypothermia can help in range of cardiac arrests

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:00
Therapeutic hypothermia - cooling the core body temperature - has been used in cardiac arrest involving shockable rhythms, but it can also help in cases with non-shockable rhythms.

Medical News Today: Ketamine: Facts, Effects and Hazards

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:00
Find out the effects and the hazards associated with ketamine, a drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and as a hallucinogenic recreational drug.

Medical News Today: Moderate coffee drinking may prevent premature death

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:00
A new, large-scale study finds that drinking up to five cups of coffee per day might see a decrease in suicide, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and more.

Medical News Today: Study helps explain how a parasitic worm increases TB risk

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:00
Individuals infected with both latent TB and a form of parasitic worm are at increased risk for severe TB. Now, a new study sheds light on the mechanisms behind this link.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 08:00
An intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for UTIs has been deemed effective and opens new paths for future initiatives.

Medical News Today: Decreased sense of smell may indicate early dementia

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 07:00
Loss of sense of smell could help to detect onset of Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia; neurological changes reflect this effect.

Medical News Today: Child with rare drug-resistant TB successfully treated by US doctors

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 06:00
Johns Hopkins doctors reveal how they successfully treated a 2-year-old American child with a rare form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, though it was not without its challenges.