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Medical News Today: Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria, antibiotics, and the rise of type 1 diabetes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
Antibiotics impact the type and number of bacteria found in a healthy gut. Could these changes be responsible for the mysterious rise of type 1 diabetes?

Medical News Today: Family, not friends, lowers death risk in older age

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:00
Having more family and feeling closer to relatives in older age was found to reduce mortality in a new study, but the same could not be said for friends.

Medical News Today: Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 07:00
In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.

Medical News Today: Wearable sleep device may reduce PTSD risk in military

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 06:00
Makers of a wearable device present data suggesting it could help reduce risk of PTSD in military personnel by improving quality of sleep.

Medical News Today: Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 05:00
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Medical News Today: Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about thyroid storm, a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Medical News Today: Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry.

Medical News Today: My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:00
Many babies develop acne. Read about what can be done about this skin condition, including information on causes, treatment, and other skin conditions.

Medical News Today: Divorce is seasonal, peaks following family vacations

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:00
Divorce is seasonal, a new study finds. Researchers note a peak in divorce following summer and winter vacations in the months of March and August.

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.