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Medical News Today: What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.

Medical News Today: Obese women '40% more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:00
New figures from Cancer Research UK reveal that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than those of a healthy weight.

Medical News Today: TB's ability to evade immune system becomes clearer in large study

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.

Medical News Today: Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
A study that reviews clinical trial results for 95,000 patients links blood sugar-lowering drugs to a higher risk for heart failure, with some linked to higher risk than others.

Medical News Today: Police officers among 'most at risk' for workplace suicide

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
A study finds that law enforcement is among the most likely occupations for suicide, with farmers, doctors and soldiers also at the highest risk.

Medical News Today: What is the global economic burden of type 2 diabetes?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
A new study investigating the global economic impact of type 2 diabetes finds that the US has the highest lifetime health care costs associated with the condition.

Medical News Today: 'Men have worse memories than women as they age'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that, on average, men have worse memories than women after the age of 40. Cognitive decline was not associated with carrying the APOE ε4 gene.

Medical News Today: Loneliness and social isolation linked to early mortality

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:00
A new systematic review has revealed that a lack of social relationships could result in an increased risk of premature mortality comparable to obesity.

Medical News Today: New cholesterol-lowering drug 'could halve risk of heart attack, stroke'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:00
A study reveals how a new drug called evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol in patients by more than 60% and more than halved their risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke.

Medical News Today: Skyrocketing cancer drug costs 'are damaging patient care'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:00
In an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oncologists make recommendations on how to curb the rapidly escalating costs of cancer drugs in the US.

Medical News Today: Common herpes drug reduces HIV levels

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 02:00
A groundbreaking trial shows that the common herpes antiviral valacyclovir reduces levels of HIV-1 even in patients without herpes - contrary to previous studies.

Medical News Today: Insufficient sleep may raise nighttime blood pressure

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 02:00
A small study that mimics the sleep loss common in many people finds that prolonged shortage of sleep may significantly raise blood pressure during nighttime hours.

Medical News Today: Computational tool identifies 800 risk factors for PTSD

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a computational tool that can establish the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder developing in individuals within ten days of a traumatic event.

Medical News Today: Injured kidneys may be more viable for transplant than previously thought

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
A Yale University study finds that it may be worth considering kidneys with acute injuries from deceased donors to fill the growing need for organ transplants.

Medical News Today: Folic acid supplementation linked to reduced risk of first stroke in people with hypertension

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
A study of more than 20,000 people with high blood pressure finds that combination treatment with folic acid and enalapril may reduce the risk of first stroke.

Medical News Today: Regional factors may drive inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging, study finds

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:00
Regional culture and infrastructure may be behind high rates of inappropriate breast and prostate cancer imaging, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Mutant protein brings gene therapy for hemophilia a step closer

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:00
A mutant protein called FIX-Padua brings gene therapy for hemophilia - an inherited blood disorder - a step closer after it was found to ease symptoms in dogs with the disease.

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