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Medical News Today: Cocaine addiction reversed in rats with novel compound

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:00
Treating rats with a compound that blocks TrkB receptors in the brain's reward system was found to reverse signs of cocaine dependency, researchers report.

Medical News Today: Why Are My Eyes Yellow?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice.

Medical News Today: The height of politics: Taller people more likely to vote conservative

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:00
A study of data from the U.K. found that for every 1 inch taller a person is in height, they more likely they are to be politically conservative.

Medical News Today: Stroller, carrier injuries send two children to the ER every hour

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:00
While carriers and strollers are a way to transport children safely, injuries often occur. A study shows that two children end up in the ER every hour.

Medical News Today: How long does 'chemo brain' last?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 08:00
Chemo brain refers to a drop in cognitive ability following chemotherapy. A new study sets out to investigate how long this side effect might last.

Medical News Today: Ginger nanoparticles show promise for inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 07:00
Ginger, included for thousands of years in a range of treatments, could be used in nanoparticles to target cells in the intestines of people with IBD.

Medical News Today: Marijuana a better pain reliever for men than women

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 06:00
Compared with men who smoked marijuana, women did not experience a significant reduction in pain sensitivity, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Heel Pain: Exercises to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Learn about stretches and exercises that can help with plantar fasciitis, as well as other treatments.

Medical News Today: Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk.

Medical News Today: Money on the mind: Breadwinning men have worse mental, physical health

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Compared with men whose financial contributions match their partner's, those who are the primary breadwinners may have poorer physical and mental health.

Medical News Today: Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:00
The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition.

Medical News Today: Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 07:00
Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds.

Medical News Today: ADHD associated with unhealthy diet in pregnancy

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 06:00
Children with early-onset conduct problems may be more likely to develop ADHD symptoms if their mother had an unhealthy diet during pregnancy, study finds.