Medical Headlines

Subscribe to Medical Headlines feed
Latest featured health news - the top stories
Updated: 2 hours 53 min ago

Medical News Today: Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.

Medical News Today: Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research suggests the pigment that gives vegetables and plants their vibrant color may improve cognitive function in elderly adults.

Medical News Today: Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer's patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:00
New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.

Medical News Today: Muscular dystrophy: Cancer drug may boost muscle strength for some patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:00
Researchers reveal how the cancer drug sunitinib may reduce muscle weakness for patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy.

Medical News Today: Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 06:00
A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.

Medical News Today: Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:00
Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis and Hair Loss: What's the Connection?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
What are the symptoms of scalp psoriasis? Learn about the causes, risk factors, and triggers for scalp psoriasis and its connection to hair loss.

Medical News Today: Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists recondition brain to fight fear

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
Using artificial intelligence and brain-scanning techniques, a team of international researchers may have found a way to unconsciously reduce fear.

Medical News Today: Dementia rates falling in the U.S.

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:00
Despite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.

Medical News Today: Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 07:00
Viagra - a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction - has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Zika: Researchers create powerful tool for vaccine, antiviral development

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 06:00
By stripping the Zika virus of structural genes, researchers create versions to help develop vaccines and therapeutics without using infectious virus.

Medical News Today: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
What is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes? Learn about six useful steps that may prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: How to Improve Your Sex Life After Prostate Cancer

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 23:00
What is the prostate gland and how can prostate cancer affect sexual behavior? Learn how to manage your sex life after prostate cancer and its treatment.

Medical News Today: Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 23:00
New study says there is sufficient evidence that marijuana lowers dopamine levels in the brain, which may explain why some users experience mental illness.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 23:00
New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.

Medical News Today: Stages of Dementia: How Does the Disease Change Over Time?

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 05:00
What is the diagnosis and outcome of dementia? Learn about treatment option changes over time and what living with dementia in later stages may be like.

Medical News Today: Pessimists more likely to die from heart disease

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find that patients with coronary heart disease who have higher levels of pessimism are more likely to die from their condition.

Medical News Today: Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:00
How do carbohydrates affect diabetes and is eating rice healthy with diabetes? Learn about the nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice.

Medical News Today: Why men might find multitasking more challenging

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:00
New research suggests male brains activate more areas of the brain and use more resources when switching between attention objectives.

Pages