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Medical News Today: Emphysema progresses more slowly in regular aspirin takers, study finds

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:00
A large population study spanning 10 years finds the lung disease emphysema progresses more slowly in people who take aspirin on 3 or more days a week.

Medical News Today: Shift work linked to sleep problems, poor metabolic health

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to experience sleep problems such as insomnia, which may increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Kids 'inactive most of the time during dance classes'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A warning to all parents that send their kids to dance classes - a new study shows that nearly all youth dance classes supply limited amounts of activity.

Medical News Today: Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy.

Medical News Today: Cash to quit smoking - would $800 improve the chances?

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
Offers of cash to employees trying to give up smoking have been put to the scientific test to see if money makes a difference to quit rates compared with usual cessation programs.

Medical News Today: 'Surprisingly high' incidence of cardiovascular conditions among Olympic athletes

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
A study finds that 7.3% of athletes screened to compete in the Olympic games between 2002 and 2014 had significant undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities.

Medical News Today: Donations between people with HIV 'could reduce organ demand'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Donations between people infected with HIV could cut pressure on the US national organ donor list, suggests an assessment of the quality of deceased organs in Philadelphia.

Medical News Today: Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Drinking alcohol in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy - a time when many women are unaware they are pregnant - may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, research shows.

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