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Medical News Today: Twenty cigarettes daily for 1 year equals 150 lung cell mutations

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.

Medical News Today: Worrying about health increases heart disease risk

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study looks at the consequences of health anxiety on heart health. Excessive worrying over one's health might increase the risk of heart disease.

Medical News Today: Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.

Medical News Today: Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:00
Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:00
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Gastroparesis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 05:00
What is gastroparesis and who is most at risk from developing it? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the different treatments available.

Medical News Today: Brain volume may help diagnose dementia with Lewy bodies

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
Dementia with Lewy bodies is notoriously difficult to diagnose, making early treatment difficult. A study examining changes in brain volume may be the key.

Medical News Today: Having dinner at 2 p.m. might help lose weight

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
New study suggests having dinner very early in the afternoon, or skipping it altogether, might have positive effects on metabolism and help fight body fat.

Medical News Today: Could loneliness be a sign of Alzheimer's?

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 08:00
A new study finds older adults with high levels of Alzheimer's-related proteins in the brain are much more likely to report feeling lonely.

Medical News Today: Autism: Parents face challenges, too

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 07:00
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.

Medical News Today: Medical implants coated with 'slippery surfaces' repel infectious biofilms

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 06:00
Scientists develop a slippery surface for medical implants that prevents formation of infectious bacterial biofilm while preserving normal immune response.

Medical News Today: Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.

Medical News Today: Planned Home Birth: What You Need to Know

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
How do you plan a home birth and what are the possible benefits? Learn about if it is safe and what some of the possible risks are?

Medical News Today: Energy drinks linked to hepatitis in new case study

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
A new case report describes a man who developed acute hepatitis, most likely from consuming too many energy drinks. This is the second case of its kind.

Medical News Today: How DNA might affect our reproductive choices

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:00
New research has found a link between our DNA and the age at which we have our first child, as well as the number of children we decide to have.

Medical News Today: Athletes' performance improved by thoughts of death

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 07:00
A new study suggests that provoking thoughts of death might motivate athletes to perform better, supporting the so-called terror management theory.

Medical News Today: Deadly snake's unique paralyzing venom may lead to new pain treatments

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:00
The unique venom of the blue coral snake, which preys on other venomous snakes, could lead to new pain treatments for humans, researchers say.

Medical News Today: Cycling to work may reduce heart disease risk

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
Cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, which suggests that recreational or commuter biking may prove a significant health strategy.

Medical News Today: ANA Blood Test: What to Expect

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.

Medical News Today: Facebook users live longer, study finds

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
Users of the social networking website have a higher rate of longevity, according to new research. However, there are some caveats.