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Medical News Today: First case of 'Google Glass addiction' reported

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Google's 'wearable computer' has been on the market for less than 2 years. A new study reports the first evidence of addictive behavior associated with the device.

Medical News Today: Most dermatology complaints in the emergency room are acute

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:00
Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Researchers move closer to origins of pancreatic cancer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk.

Medical News Today: How safe are human embryonic stem cell transplants?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.

Medical News Today: Could a chemical in broccoli, sprouts help treat autism?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes drug switched on and off by blue light

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new drug has been created that is activated by blue LED light, theoretically allowing type 2 diabetes patients to switch the drug on and off in the body.

Medical News Today: Protein instability suggested as cause of ALS

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.

Medical News Today: Injury to brain 'hubs' does more damage

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows that more mental functions are impaired by damage to brain hubs - where several networks come together - compared with brain damage that is far from hubs.

Medical News Today: Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Approximately 14 million major medical conditions in US due to smoking'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.

Medical News Today: Cardiac death in women: living near major roads a risk factor

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.

Medical News Today: Effects of mental stress on heart differ between men and women

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center finds that the effects of mental stress on the heart vary between men and women.

Medical News Today: Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.

Medical News Today: Second US Ebola patient tests positive

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:00
A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.

Medical News Today: Could honeysuckle tea be used to combat flu viruses?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.

Medical News Today: Fecal capsules resolve Clostridium difficile infection in 90% of patients

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.

Medical News Today: Scientists watch proteins move on surface of HIV virus in real-time

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.

Medical News Today: A single yoga pose each day may improve spine curvature for scoliosis patients

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:00
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.