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Medical News Today: Health inequality 'is widening' among young people in rich countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 06:00
An international report looking at half a million adolescents finds that, despite rising wealth among high-income countries, the gap in health between rich and poor has widened.

Medical News Today: Three-person IVF set to pass into UK law

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:00
UK MPs have voted in favor of allowing embryos to be made from the sperm of one man and the eggs of two women to prevent inherited diseases due to flaws in mitochondrial DNA.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have double risk of death

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 02:00
Study finds that colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have twice the risk of death compared to non-smoking counterparts, adding to evidence of links between smoking and cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Around 60%' of Ebola donations yet to reach affected countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00
A new report finds that only around $1.9 billion of a total of $2.89 billion pledges to the Ebola crisis have actually been received by affected countries.

Medical News Today: Daily heart pill? One in three 'would prefer shorter life'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Do arguments for the value of a daily cardiovascular prevention pill for every older person stack up when you ask if they would swap life-expectancy for greater daily convenience?

Medical News Today: Study links a healthy diet to lower risk of COPD

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the US and France find that a healthy diet - as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 - could reduce the risk of COPD by up to a third.

Medical News Today: Strenuous jogging may do more harm than good, study finds

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Light jogging is best for reducing mortality, finds a new study, while strenuous jogging may be no better for health than being sedentary.

Medical News Today: Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.

Medical News Today: CBT to treat veterans' insomnia 'also reduced suicidal thoughts'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:00
Previous studies have found that soldiers with sleeping problems are at risk for depression. Now, research shows treating insomnia reduces suicidal ideation among veterans.