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Medical News Today: Child antibiotic exposure linked to juvenile arthritis

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have found that children prescribed courses of antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis than children who did not receive these drugs.

Medical News Today: Promising drug candidate tackles malaria in a new way

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:00
A breakthrough study identifies a promising antimalaria drug that acts in a new way against several stages of the Plasmodium parasite's life cycle.

Medical News Today: Aggressive lymphoma linked to disruption in cell energy production

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:00
Researchers find a gene that codes for an enzyme that is involved in energy production in cells is mutated in a fast growing cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

Medical News Today: Young women increasingly attracted to social smoking

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Cigarette manufacturers have targeted young women emerging into adulthood, who are more likely to be very light smokers, finds a study.

Medical News Today: Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school.

Medical News Today: Physicians testified for tobacco companies against dying cancer patients

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
A new study sheds light on the actions of a small pool of expert witnesses testifying against dying cancer patients filing lawsuits against tobacco companies.

Medical News Today: Exercise 300 minutes a week 'to cut postmenopausal breast cancer risk'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 23:00
Exercising 300 minutes a week, compared with half that amount, has benefits for body fat and postmenopausal breast cancer, suggests trial.

Medical News Today: Key protein pathways critical to Ebola virus can be blocked, according to new study

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 23:00
By focusing on the host cell than the virus, scientist have successfully blocked the protein pathways the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells.

Medical News Today: Could electromagnetic pulses be used to treat tinnitus?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found delivering electromagnetic pulses to patients with tinnitus could be an effective method of treating this disruptive symptom.

Medical News Today: Mosquitoes collect multiple malaria doses over successive blood meals

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 23:00
Multiple malaria infection could make mosquitoes more dangerous, suggests a new study, finding that the insects can carry and survive greater infection loads.

Medical News Today: Restaurant food 'just as unhealthy as fast food'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
Eating out at restaurants and fast-food outlets alike results in consuming around 200 more calories a day than eating at home, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Odds of losing weight are stacked against obese people, study says

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:00
The odds of severely obese people achieving normal weight are as great as 1 in 1,290, say the authors of a new study, concluding that current weight-loss programs are ineffective.

Medical News Today: 'More hospitalization' in areas of high fracking

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:00
Across three counties in Pennsylvania, areas with high fracking density also had higher rates of hospitalization, according to the results of a study.

Medical News Today: Eating the wrong wild mushroom can destroy your liver

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:00
Misidentification of edible wild mushrooms is common say researchers who describe a case of a woman whose liver failed after eating foraged wild mushrooms she thought were edible.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease may be treatable with antimalaria drugs

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:00
Breakthrough study shows existing malaria drugs directly activate the brain receptor Nurr1 and significantly reduce Parkinson's behavior in rats without inducing dyskinesia.

Medical News Today: Special part of brain registers screaming, scientists find

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
Screams have a special acoustic property that draws the attention of the brain's fear response, scientists have found by analyzing a series of recordings.

Medical News Today: Homeopathy: harmful and unscientific or misunderstood?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
Two doctors have taken to The BMJ to debate the merits or otherwise of homeopathy, arguing whether it helps patients or could be harmful.

Medical News Today: Autism insights from miniature brains grown out of skin cells

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
Miniature brains grown in the lab by stem cell scientists have provided a new approach toward understanding brain development and disorders like autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Night Sweats: Facts, Causes and Treatments

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
People who suffer night sweats or sleep hyperhidrosis will often wake in the night to find their sleepwear and sheets drenched. Although annoying, night sweats are often harmless.

Medical News Today: Smartphones can now detect if you are depressed

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
A new study has revealed smartphones can now be used to detect symptoms of depression. Scientists believe they can identify people suffering from the illness with 87% accuracy.