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Medical News Today: 1 in 3 Dutch doctors 'would consider assisted death' for patients with dementia, mental illness

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:00
In Denmark, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is legal. A new survey of Dutch doctors reveals around 1 in 3 would help a patient with a mental illness or dementia to die.

Medical News Today: Simply eating more fiber could boost weight loss

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 07:00
A high-fiber diet may offer comparable health outcomes to the American Heart Association's diet while being easier to follow, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Use of high-potency 'skunk-like' cannabis linked to increased risk of psychosis

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that people who smoke a high-potency 'skunk-like' form of cannabis may be at much higher risk of psychosis than those who do not use the drug.

Medical News Today: Sexual frequency picks up after 50 years of marriage

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have found that, after an initial decline, sexual frequency for married couples increases after 50 years of being together.

Medical News Today: Scientists seek to weaponize new family of bacteria to fight malaria

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:00
After discovering a new family of bacteria that uniquely colonizes disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists are now investigating how to use them to fight the malaria parasite.

Medical News Today: Discovery of ovarian cancer target paves way for new treatment strategy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have discovered a therapeutic target for ovarian clear cell carcinoma, a subtype of ovarian cancer - an aggressive disease with very few effective treatments available.

Medical News Today: Sleep quality could be improved with mindfulness meditation

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults.

Medical News Today: Frequent hot flashes, night sweats 'may last for at least 7 years during menopause'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
Up to 75% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes and night sweats. Now, a new study finds many women may experience these symptoms frequently for at least 7 years.

Medical News Today: Bacterial DNA can be passed to offspring in mother's body

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, research has demonstrated that bacteria-influenced genetic traits can be passed from parent to child in a mouse model.

Medical News Today: Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Medical News Today: Duchenne, Becker muscular dystrophy 'affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the US'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Around 1 in 5,000 boys in the US aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, according to new estimates from a CDC-funded study.

Medical News Today: 'Numerous effects' of climate change on tropical diseases

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:00
Scientists reveal a variety of effects of climate change on different vector-borne diseases such as malaria, publishing ideas in a special issue of a journal of the Royal Society.

Medical News Today: Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:00
Researchers are developing a telescopic contact lens and glasses duo that lets wearers choose to see things either at normal or nearly three times normal size.

Medical News Today: Satellites help scientists track deadly parasites

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are developing a way to use satellite data such as rainfall, temperature, land usage and vegetation, to predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria and worms.

Medical News Today: New, aggressive form of HIV identified in Cuba

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:00
A newly identified recombinant variant of HIV progresses to AIDS much faster than other known versions of the virus, often before the patient knows they are infected.

Medical News Today: Low-fat, plant-based vegan diet 'may reduce heart disease risk' in obese children

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
Over 4 weeks, a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet was found to be more effective in reducing risk factors for heart disease in obese children than the diet recommended by the AHA.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture back pain success determined by psychological factors

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
A study has shown that people receiving acupuncture for lower back pain will derive less benefit from the treatment than others if they have low expectations.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use could explain excessive daytime sleepiness in some teens

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Researchers identified marijuana in the urine of adolescents who had test findings consistent with narcolepsy, suggesting the drug could be linked to excessive daytime sleepiness.

Medical News Today: Cancer care 'rated more highly' if patients can share decisions

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:00
A large survey of patients with lung or colorectal cancer suggests that if doctors involve them in decisions about treatment, they are more likely to be rated highly.

Medical News Today: Finding love online: study reveals how to get that first date

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:00
If you are one of the millions of people in the US trying online dating, read on. A new study reveals the best - albeit unexpected - ways to bag that first face-to-face meeting.