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Medical News Today: Does acetaminophen reduce empathy?

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 23:00
Acetaminophen is one of the most common drugs in America. Despite this, its effects on human psychology are only now being discovered. New research charts its impact on empathy.

Medical News Today: Obesity no longer linked to higher risk of death

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00
Research on over 100,000 individuals finds the 30 percent increased risk of death associated with obesity, compared with normal weight, that was present 40 years ago has vanished.

Medical News Today: Vehicle side windows offer low protection from UVA rays, study finds

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00
A researcher finds that the side windows of automobiles offer low protection from UVA radiation, which he says could be a key contributor to skin cancer and cataracts.

Medical News Today: Ingestible 'origami robot' removes button batteries from stomach

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have created an ingestible robot that unfolds in the stomach to remove button batteries, which are swallowed by more than 3,500 Americans every year.

Medical News Today: Is a gluten-free diet really good for children?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:00
As growing numbers of people opt for a gluten-free diet for themselves or their children, doctors are asking: Is 'gluten-free' truly beneficial, or is it based on misconceptions?

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: New molecule may prolong patient survival

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 06:00
Scientists have discovered a new protease inhibitor with potential to improve airway hydration and mucus clearance, and thus reduce frequency of infection in cystic fibrosis.

Medical News Today: Biomarker discovery could aid obesity prevention, treatment

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:00
A peptide called neurotensin may be a key player in obesity, suggest researchers, after finding its presence in higher levels boosts fat absorption.

Medical News Today: Dog genes give insight into human brain tumors

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:00
Dogs share more than just our homes - they also share similar cancers and genetics. Research into gliomas recently received a helping hand from our four-legged friends.

Medical News Today: Fruit compounds could help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes, and CVD

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:00
Researchers show how a daily supplement containing compounds from red grapes and oranges may offer a promising treatment for a number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: How fruit and alcohol impact breast cancer risk

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 07:00
The lifelong risk of breast cancer seems to be lower among those who eat fruit and vegetables in adolescence and among women who reduce their alcohol intake in the midlife years.

Medical News Today: Colon cancer: Study finds clear link to 'jumping gene'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:00
While jumping genes have been found in many cancers, their direct involvement has not been clear in colorectal cancer. Now, a new study conclusively demonstrates such a role.

Medical News Today: MS drug may raise colorectal cancer risk

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:00
A drug used to treat severe multiple sclerosis - mitoxantrone - has been linked to greater colorectal cancer risk in a new study. It is the first time such a link has been found.

Medical News Today: Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:00
A new study in rats demonstrates why making a decision when you are hungry is not a good idea. Ghrelin - a hormone released when we are ready for food - raises impulsivity.

Medical News Today: Barrett's Esophagus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:00
Learn about the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus, a condition where the tissue that lines the esophagus is replaced with tissue similar to the lining of the intestine.

Medical News Today: Yoga, meditation may reduce dementia risk

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:00
Older adults who engaged in a 3-month course of yoga and meditation showed memory improvements in a new study, suggesting the practices may lower dementia risk.

Medical News Today: Getting all mixed up: The trouble with polypharmacy

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
As people get older, their range of medications tends to grow, which can lead to problems of interactions, especially if they are taking dietary or herbal supplements too.

Medical News Today: Linking hospital patient deaths to weekend staffing a major 'oversimplification'

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:00
Two studies on the 'weekend effect' - where hospital admission over the weekend has been linked to a higher death risk - suggest blaming staffing levels oversimplifies the issue.

Medical News Today: Heartburn drug prematurely ages blood vessels

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn with few short-term side effects. In the long term, however, they appear to raise the risk of serious problems. A new study uncovers how.

Medical News Today: Junk food, high-fat diet may harm kidneys as much as type 2 diabetes

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
It is well established that type 2 diabetes - if untreated - can lead to kidney damage. Now, new research shows that an unhealthy diet may do just as much harm.

Medical News Today: Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about bunions, bony bumps present at the base of the big toe joint. This article looks at how to get rid of bunions, including treatment without surgery.