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Medical News Today: Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 23:00
Parental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.

Medical News Today: High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 23:00
Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

Medical News Today: 'Only drink water when thirsty,' study suggests

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have discovered a swallowing mechanism that makes drinking excess water difficult, suggesting we should only drink when we are thirsty.

Medical News Today: C. difficile risk 'raised by using same hospital bed as antibiotic-treated paitent'

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 07:00
Researchers find that using the same hospital bed as a prior patient who received antibiotics may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Immunotherapy drug a 'game-changer' for survival

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 06:00
A phase III trial of patients with head and neck cancer reveals the immunotherapy drug nivolumab greatly extended survival, compared with chemotherapy.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Similarly effective treatments vary in cost

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 23:00
The cost of treatment for breast cancer varies widely, and even women with full health insurance are paying high out-of-pocket costs, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo funded almost 100 health organizations over 5 years

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 23:00
A new study reveals that at least 96 national health organizations received funding from soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo between 2011-2015.

Medical News Today: Sweet little lies: Children's moral judgment of lying varies with age

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 23:00
Older children are more likely to consider the moral implications of truths and lies than younger children, according to new researchers.

Medical News Today: Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 23:00
Long-haul cabin crew can alleviate symptoms of jet lag by regulating meal times while on the ground, finds a new study by the University of Surrey.

Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation may help ease trauma symptoms, stress

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 23:00
A study of more than 180 male prisoners reveals how a 4-month transcendental meditation program eased stress and almost halved symptoms of trauma.

Medical News Today: Dance and music alter the brain in opposite ways

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 23:00
Brain imaging shows that dance and music training alters the brain's white matter. Interestingly, dancer's and musician's brains are altered differently.

Medical News Today: Binge eating could be halted by activating novel brain receptor

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:00
Activating a brain receptor called TAAR1 blocked compulsive eating and junk food consumption in rats, making it a promising drug target for binge eating.

Medical News Today: Zika genome sequencing reveals immune-inhibiting viral molecule

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 07:00
Scientists map the genome of Zika virus from a patient - including noncoding regions - and identify a virus-derived molecule that targets host immunity.

Medical News Today: How is the world feeling? Largest real-time mental health survey investigates

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 06:00
Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about an app that aims to gather the moods of around 7 million people worldwide.

Medical News Today: The state of the world's health: Global Burden Of Disease 2015

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 23:00
A vast amount of data has been analyzed as part of the Global Burden Of Disease 2015, providing importantl information on illness and disease worldwide.

Medical News Today: Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 23:00
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical News Today: Cinnamon Allergy: Symptoms and Treatment

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 23:00
Despite it's popularity, some individuals experience an allergic reaction to cinnamon. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for this allergy.

Medical News Today: Men conceived through IVF may inherit father's fertility problems

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 08:00
The first ever analysis of men conceived though intracytoplasmic sperm injection reveals the procedure may be linked to poorer sperm count and quality.

Medical News Today: Night shift work 'does not raise breast cancer risk,' study finds

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 07:00
Contrary to a review from the World Health Organization in 2007, a new study finds no link between night shift work and increased risk of breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria boost effectiveness of common chemotherapy drug

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 06:00
New study shows how two species of gut bacteria boost the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide by activating anticancer immune cells.