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Medical News Today: Being overweight or short could hinder life prospects

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:00
People who are overweight or shorter in height are more likely than normal-weight or taller peers to have a poorer socioeconomic status, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Fukushima's legacy: radiation poisoning or psychosocial damage?

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:00
Five years have passed since Fukushima; a series of articles look at the human impact of radiation and, as importantly, the psychosocial effects of living through a disaster.

Medical News Today: Chemical exposure decreases with change of cosmetics

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 08:00
By switching to cosmetic products without endocrine-disrupting chemicals, teenage girls had lower urinary concentrations of the chemicals in a new study.

Medical News Today: World first: bionic fingertip enables amputee to feel texture

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 07:00
A bionic fingertip has enabled a Danish amputee to distinguish between different textures in real-time with 96% accuracy, bringing us closer to sensory-enhanced prosthetics.

Medical News Today: Lack of stem cells could underlie recurrent miscarriage

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:00
Women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss appear to lack stem cells in the womb lining. Researchers hope to start piloting interventions from spring 2016.

Medical News Today: Raynaud's disease likely underestimated as a drug side effect

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:00
A review of published studies identifies 12 classes of drugs responsible for Raynaud's disease, where blood vessels in the extremities narrow in response to cold or stress.

Medical News Today: Surgery without stitches in sight thanks to 'origami tools'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:00
Tiny surgical instruments inspired by origami are set to make surgery less invasive, bringing closer the day when incisions will not need stitches to heal.

Medical News Today: Adolescents drink too much caffeine

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00
Teenagers are drinking too much caffeine, despite being aware of the risks. Easy availability, parental influence, advertising and social norms all play a role.

Medical News Today: DXM (Dextromethorphan): Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Learn about dextromethorphan, a major ingredient in cough suppressant medications that can be taken at excessive levels to achieve highs similar to ketamine or PCP.

Medical News Today: Fitness and strength in youth predicts diabetes, regardless of weight

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Type 2 diabetes already affects millions of people worldwide. A new study shows that strength and fitness in youth might be good predictors of diabetes in later life.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer survival 'dependent on site disease spreads to'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
The survival time for men with metastatic prostate cancer depends on where the disease has spread to, with men whose cancer only spread to the lymph nodes faring best.

Medical News Today: Could low vitamin D in pregnancy mean a risk of MS in offspring?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 08:00
Multiple sclerosis has been linked with low vitamin D intake; a new study adds evidence that low vitamin D during pregnancy could raise the risk of MS in later life.

Medical News Today: Brain region responsible for violence identified

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have pinpointed the brain area in male mice responsible for aggression and say their work could lead to 'controlling aggressive behaviors.'

Medical News Today: Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 06:00
Exposure to tobacco toxins that remain on hair, clothes, walls, carpets and other surfaces - known as thirdhand smoke - has been linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 02:00
A study finds women who ate at least five yogurt portions per week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure; the link was strongest for those on a healthy diet.

Medical News Today: HIV/AIDS countries worst affected need 'up-front finance' for long-term fight

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 02:00
Sub-Saharan African countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS will need significant up-front finance if they are to succeed in controlling the disease in the long-term, says new study.