Medical Headlines

Subscribe to Medical Headlines feed
Latest featured health news - the top stories
Updated: 2 hours 35 min ago

Medical News Today: Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts gender of baby

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:00
Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual gender of her child.

Medical News Today: Blue corn may help prevent, treat metabolic syndrome

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 08:00
A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

Medical News Today: Can yoga help with chronic back pain?

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 07:00
A new systematic Cochrane review analyzes existing studies on the benefits of yoga for reducing chronic, non-specific lower back pain.

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Stimulating bone stem cells may improve fracture repair

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 06:00
Bone fractures do not heal well in people with diabetes. A new study of mice suggests a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells may offer a solution.

Medical News Today: ADD vs. ADHD: Is There a Difference?

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 05:00
What are ADHD and ADD, and what are the signs and symptoms of both? Learn about how ADHD and ADD are diagnosed and treated and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: Is Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:00
Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Medical News Today: Recurrent pregnancy loss could be prevented with progesterone

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:00
New research gives hope to women who have tried to get pregnant but have had recurrent miscarriages. Progesterone may play a crucial role.

Medical News Today: Stress, heart health, and the amygdala: Links explained

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:00
Although it is common knowledge that stress impacts cardiovascular health, the mechanisms at work have remained a mystery. New research gives fresh clues.

Medical News Today: Could a chicory compound reduce Alzheimer's-related memory loss?

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:00
Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid - found in chicory - has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 07:00
Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.

Medical News Today: Cutting salt intake by 10 percent would be 'highly cost effective worldwide'

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:00
New study finds that nearly all countries would find a soft regulation strategy to cut salt intake by 10 percent over 10 years to be highly cost effective.

Medical News Today: High White Blood Cell Count: What are the Causes?

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:00
Learn about the different types of white blood cells, their responsibilities, what a high level can indicate, and other imbalances of white blood cells.

Medical News Today: What are the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed?

Medical News Today: HIV risk influenced by specific vaginal bacteria

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
Researchers have identified specific bacteria in the female genital tract that may increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV by fourfold.

Medical News Today: Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.

Medical News Today: Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 08:00
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.

Medical News Today: Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 07:00
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Blood protein may serve as marker of concussion severity

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:00
Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play.

Medical News Today: Can Essential Oils Help Treat ADHD?

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 05:00
Essential oils have many uses but how might they help with ADHD? In this article learn what essential oils are and lifestyle changes that may support ADHD.

Medical News Today: Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment, and Self-Care

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.