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Medical News Today: Live Ebola virus detected in survivor's eye months after recovery

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
A doctor treated for acute Ebola virus disease he contracted at a treatment center in Sierra Leone was found to have viable virus in the fluid inside an eye months after recovery.

Medical News Today: Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
In chronic pain, nerve cells continue to send pain signals to brain even in absence of injury. Now, a new study reveals how dopamine-containing cells may contribute to this state.

Medical News Today: Cranial radiation therapy in childhood linked to later-life obesity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
A new study looks at the risk factors behind a previously reported association between childhood cancer treatment and obesity in later life.

Medical News Today: CDC: many adults failing to undergo recommended cancer screening

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Many adults in the US are not getting the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, according to the CDC, with no increase in such rates since 2010.

Medical News Today: Online dating: how does your profile picture affect perceptions of trust?

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Enhancing a profile picture on an online dating site may boost attractiveness, but it also influences how trustworthy a person is perceived to be, according to new research.

Medical News Today: High users of ER 'not time-wasters but at higher death risk'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:00
Frequent use of emergency rooms does not mean patients are a nuisance, say authors of a study finding high numbers of emergency hospital visits are linked to a doubled death risk.

Medical News Today: Statin use linked with delayed progression of prostate cancer

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:00
New research finds that statins appeared to slow prostate cancer progression in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. However, further studies are required.

Medical News Today: What overall impact will the Ebola crisis have on global health security?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
A series of essays written by leading global health experts discuss the West African Ebola epidemic and consider whether it might rejuvenate global health security.

Medical News Today: Moving to a poorer neighborhood may raise obesity risk

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
Moving to a neighborhood that is socioeconomically deprived has been linked to weight gain in a new study, suggesting neighborhood deprivation may be a risk factor for obesity.

Medical News Today: Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.

Medical News Today: More highly educated women are having children, study says

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, the share of highly educated women who are childless into their mid-40s has decreased significantly over the last 2 decades.

Medical News Today: Pycnogenol boosts endothelial function in a range of borderline conditions

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:00
We report on the results of a clinical trial into a natural plant abstract to treat hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia

Medical News Today: New device performs skin biopsies in minutes without anesthetic

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have patented a device that performs skin biopsies in under 5 minutes - instead of the usual 30 or more - without the need for local anesthesia or specialized staff.

Medical News Today: Virus-based malaria vaccine shows promise in early trial

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:00
The first field trial of a new malaria vaccine that uses two viruses encoding the malaria antigen to prime the immune system finds it is 67% effective against P. falciparum.

Medical News Today: When a switch to public transport could help with weight loss

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00
Any means of travel to work that does not involve using a car kept at home could help with weight loss, according to a study examining the BMI benefit in people who switched.

Medical News Today: Study links PTSD to premature aging

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UC-San Diego researchers finds individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at higher risk for premature aging.

Medical News Today: Survey identifies 'widespread misperceptions' about miscarriage

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
A survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds more than half believe miscarriage is rare - just one of many misperceptions people have about the condition.

Medical News Today: New smartphone microscope able to detect blood parasites quickly

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:00
A team of researchers have developed a smartphone microscope that could enable health workers to quickly detect parasitic worms in the blood of patients while working in the field.

Medical News Today: Stroke: not just an adult's condition

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:00
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

Medical News Today: Almost all parents of overweight children believe their children are 'the right weight'

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:00
A study reports that up to 95% of modern parents with overweight children think their child is the right weight, with the misperception more pronounced among low-income families.

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