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Medical News Today: Drinking alcohol makes us happy, but not for long

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds that drinking alcohol provides happiness 'in the moment,' but it is unlikely to lead to long-term happiness and well-being.

Medical News Today: Endometrial cancer: Study doubles clues to genetic risk

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:00
A study that pools genome-wide data covering thousands of women with and without the disease doubles the number of known gene regions linked to endometrial cancer.

Medical News Today: Muscle growth may be improved with longer rest between weightlifting sets

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:00
Resting for longer periods between weightlifting sets was found to increase a process that aids muscle growth in a new study, bucking the common belief that shorter rests are best.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's researchers cast a broader net to find a cure

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:00
Two doctors from Danish international pharmaceutical company Lundbeck write about the challenges researchers face in uncovering a much-needed cure for Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Zika: portable, rapid diagnostic test could reach clinical use in months

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.

Medical News Today: Robot performs surgery on soft tissue better than human hands

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:00
A new study of soft tissue surgery on live pigs shows that replacing human hands - even if robot-assisted - with a supervised robot gives better results.

Medical News Today: Switching to e-cigarettes may reduce immediate tobacco-related harm to heart

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:00
Heart cells showed a stress response to tobacco cigarette smoke but not e-cigarette vapor in a new study, suggesting less immediate cardiovascular harm from e-cigarettes.

Medical News Today: My baby is imitating me...or is she?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Human babies are not born with the ability to imitate the gestures of others, but probably learn to around the age of 6 to 8 months, says research that challenges popular opinion.

Medical News Today: Bipolar, autism, and schizophrenia might share genetic origin

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Researchers investigating rare genetic variations involved in bipolar disorder find an intriguing link to other psychiatric conditions, such as autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Poor fetal, maternal outcomes linked to high-fructose diet in pregnancy

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Consuming too much fructose - often present in processed foods - during pregnancy may restrict fetal growth and cause placental defects, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia, bipolar tied to yeast infection

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00
Research finds a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and in women with these illnesses who have memory problems.

Medical News Today: What are the Health Benefits of Walnuts?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the health benefits of walnuts. This article provides both nutritional information and recipes for these single-seeded stone fruits.

Medical News Today: ALS may arise from protein build-up in nerve cells

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
Mutations in the gene SOD1 are known to cause ALS, but it was not known if the associated protein was involved. Now, a study shows the protein may drive ALS in a prion-like way.

Medical News Today: Warfarin use for atrial fibrillation increases dementia risk

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
A new study using data from more than 10,000 patients demonstrates a link between warfarin, atrial fibrillation, and an increased risk of dementia.