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Medical News Today: Being underweight increases dementia risk, while obesity reduces it, study finds

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
While past research suggests obesity increases dementia risk, a new study finds this may not be the case. Instead, being underweight may increase risk of the condition.

Medical News Today: Alcohol: does it really offer health benefits?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Many studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption to certain health benefits. We look at what they are and whether there is enough evidence to warrant the odd glass of wine.

Medical News Today: Short people are 'at greater risk of coronary heart disease'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
A person who is 5 ft tall has a 32% higher risk of coronary heart disease compared with a 5 ft 6 inch person, calculates a new study.

Medical News Today: First human study of new HIV antibody therapy shows promise

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:00
Scientists conducting the first ever human clinical trial of a new kind of broadly neutralizing antibody have reported 'some impressive results' in treating HIV.

Medical News Today: Time to announce UV tanning 'causes' skin cancer, doctors urge

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
In 1964, the US Surgeon General announced that smoking caused cancer and was not merely linked to it. It is now time to do the same with UV tanning, urge doctors.

Medical News Today: Discovery of brain cancer cell weakness may improve treatment

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered an amino-acid metabolizing enzyme without which certain glioblastoma tumor cells get clogged up with toxic byproducts and die.

Medical News Today: Around 9% of adults with access to firearms have anger problems

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study has found that nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US is anger-prone and has access to guns. The authors suggest changes to firearm legislation could reduce gun violence.

Medical News Today: Prevalence of major depression lower among African-American women in rural areas

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
African-American women who live in rural areas have lower prevalences of major depression and mood disorder, while non-Hispanic white women in these areas have higher prevalences.

Medical News Today: Arts and crafts, socializing in middle and old age may protect against cognitive decline

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
Socializing, painting, pottery and a number of other activities in middle and old age could protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Two years after the FDA identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of dietary supplements, a new study finds the organization has taken no action to remove it.

Medical News Today: Rise in IUD and contraceptive implant use among US teens

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.

Medical News Today: Stroke survivors are 'at double the risk of attempting suicide'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:00
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.