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Medical News Today: Bariatric surgery reverses obesity-related premature aging

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 23:00
Obesity causes premature aging that can be measured in the cells. Breaking research set out to see whether bariatric surgery could reverse this process.

Medical News Today: Statins: could they decrease death risk in four most common cancers?

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 23:00
High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.

Medical News Today: How mom's diet during pregnancy could affect disease inheritance

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:00
Poor nutrition or stress during pregnancy could influence lifelong attributes of offspring in adulthood and could explain heritability of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Medical marijuana linked to reduced prescription drug use

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 07:00
Researchers find that between 2010-2013, states that had legalized the use of medical marijuana saw a fall in prescription drug use.

Medical News Today: Centenarians' extra years are mostly healthy ones

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
Research on centenarians shows that the extra years lived are mostly healthy years - with illness often arriving decades later than in younger seniors.

Medical News Today: Obesity may not keep body warm, mouse study finds

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
A new study from universities in Sweden and Germany finds that carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice.

Medical News Today: Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning? Learn the Signs and Symptoms

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Stomach viruses and food poisoning cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference with this article, as well as how to prevent both conditions.

Medical News Today: Concussion leaves mark in brain's white matter 6 months after injury

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Concussions affect millions of Americans each year. New research provides further insight into concussion’s impact on the white matter of the brain.

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Study yields insight into effect of obesity

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 08:00
Study examines effect of obesity on progression and treatment response in most common form of pancreatic cancer in animal models and samples from patients.

Medical News Today: Almost half of highly rated sunscreens do not meet AAD guidelines

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 07:00
While consumers rate some sunscreens highly, researchers say many of these products do not currently meet American Academy of Dermatology guidelines.

Medical News Today: Viral hepatitis has become a leading global killer

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:00
An analysis of global data shows while deaths from many infectious diseases dropped over the period 1990-2013, viral hepatitis deaths have risen steadily.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer and DNA mutation: New connections revealed

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 23:00
A new relationship between mutations in specific DNA repair genes and metastatic prostate cancer is found. A new approach to treatment may be on the cards.

Medical News Today: Should I Worry About Mosquito Bites?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 23:00
Mosquito bites can irritate but they can also spread infectious diseases such as Zika and malaria. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk may be detectable from age 18 with genetic scoring

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have created a genetic risk score that has the potential to pinpoint which adults are at high risk of Alzheimer's from the age of 18.

Medical News Today: Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury.

Medical News Today: Personalized medicine: The way forward?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 07:00
Everyone is different. Now, advances in genetics and technology are taking scientists one step nearer to achieving a personalized approach to medicine.

Medical News Today: Fainting: Serious or not? New screening tool helps doctors decide

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 06:00
A new, simple screening tool promises to help emergency departments decide if a case of fainting heralds a serious condition or if the patient can go home.

Medical News Today: Why is My Skin Itchy? Examining the Causes of Itchy Skin

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 05:00
Itchy skin is a common condition. We take a look at some of the most common causes of itches, including dry skin, eczema, and allergies.

Medical News Today: Smoking cannabis with tobacco increases risk of dependence

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:00
A recent large-scale survey investigating cannabis use in 18 countries finds that mixing it with tobacco lessens an individuals motivation to quit.

Medical News Today: How to Deal with a Sore Throat

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about sore throats. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a sore throat, along with home remedies and prevention tips.