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Medical News Today: Organ donation: most are willing to give, so why is there a donor shortage?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
There have been 560,000 transplants in the US since 1981, but every day, the list of people needing organs grows. With 121,524 people currently on the list, more donors are needed.

Medical News Today: Paper calls for more research into microbes as cause of Alzheimer's

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 06:00
In a journal editorial, an international team suggests a virus and two bacteria are major causes of Alzheimer's disease and calls for more research to investigate further.

Medical News Today: Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: 'a paradigm shift in cataract surgery'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 02:00
In a small trial, children in China born with cataracts regrew new eye lenses following surgery that removes diseased lenses but leaves lens capsules and own stem cells intact.

Medical News Today: Chinese exercise is good for the heart

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00
Tai Chi, Qigong and other Chinese exercises can improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and reducing 'bad' cholesterol levels.

Medical News Today: Male Hypogonadism: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 23:00
Male hypogonadism is a condition whereby the testes do not produce enough testosterone or sperm. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of hypogonadism here.

Medical News Today: Over half of America's calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 23:00
New research, published this week in The BMJ, finds that ‘ultra-processed’ foods contribute to 90% of the total added sugar in American diets.

Medical News Today: School entry age may impact risk of ADHD diagnosis

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 23:00
The age at which a child starts school may affect their likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD and their prescription of medication for the disorder, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 08:00
Although drinking green tea is linked to many health benefits, a new study suggests that when consumed with iron, the main compound in green tea binds to it, reducing benefits.

Medical News Today: Friends with health benefits: how your pals could boost well-being

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:00
The potential health benefits of romantic relationships are well documented, but are friendships good for us, too? Many studies suggest so. We take a closer look.