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Medical News Today: Researchers develop formula to predict generosity

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:00
A group of researchers have developed a computational model that can predict generous and selfish decisions, shedding new light on the mechanics behind altruism.

Medical News Today: New drug could improve potassium levels of diabetic kidney disease patients

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:00
A new drug for the treatment of hyperkalemia has shown promise in a phase 2 clinical trial involving patients with diabetes receiving RAAS inhibitors.

Medical News Today: Abortion: 95% of women do not regret procedure

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds no evidence to support the theory that women who have abortions subsequently experience mental health problems as a consequence.

Medical News Today: 'More support needed' for cancer survivors wanting to adopt

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:00
A study has revealed cancer survivors may face additional challenges when trying to adopt. Further family planning support for patients is required, suggest the authors.

Medical News Today: Noninvasive prenatal testing could detect maternal cancer

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have discovered that the findings of noninvasive prenatal screening could detect maternal cancer as well as chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses.

Medical News Today: Midlife changes in spinal fluid may predict Alzheimer's

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
A study that gathered data over 10 years suggests changes in biomarkers in spinal fluid may help doctors identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Medical News Today: Diet and exercise really do help avert type 2 diabetes, say Task Force

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
A cluster of studies provides clinical and cost effectiveness evidence that diet and physical activity programs can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and normalize blood sugar.

Medical News Today: Could formaldehyde put funeral directors at risk of ALS?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00
Researchers suggest that the formaldehyde used in embalming fluid could increase the risk of the progressive neurodegenerative disease for those who prepare bodies for burial.

Medical News Today: Soccer players heading balls 'at increased risk of concussion'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:00
Heading the ball was identified as the most common cause of concussion for soccer players in a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Medical News Today: Cancer spread molecule discovered in prostate cancer

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:00
Drugs that inhibit the newly identified cancer molecule are already in early trials, raising the prospect of new avenues against prostate cancer.

Medical News Today: Localized prostate cancer: treatment strategies 'have improved'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:00
The management of prostate cancer has changed over recent years, moving toward more conservative treatment of lower-risk cases instead of going straight to more aggressive options.

Medical News Today: Nixon and Obama health care similarities illustrate party differences

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:00
Obamacare has been criticized by Republicans as 'a radical liberal plan,' yet a new article suggests that President Nixon's health care proposals would have gone much further.

Medical News Today: Global aid 'falls short' against Ebola and other health crises

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:00
A new analysis published in The Lancet reports that less than one third of the level of global donor aid required to build a pandemic preparedness system has been raised.

Medical News Today: New imaging technique spots early stages of dangerous artery deposits

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:00
Using noninvasive PET/CT scans, researchers can see injected sodium fluoride tagged with a radioactive tracer binding to unstable calcium deposits in patients' arteries.

Medical News Today: CDC: Americans not eating enough fruits and vegetables

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:00
The CDC urge renewed efforts to boost consumer demand for fruits and vegetables following national survey that shows too many Americans are not consuming enough.

Medical News Today: Is milk bad for you?

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:00
Milk - some say it is good for you and highlight the benefits of its consumption for bone, brain and heart health, and others say it is bad - so which is correct? MNT finds out.

Medical News Today: Deaf mice able to hear again thanks to gene therapy

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have restored hearing in deaf mice using gene therapy. It is hoped the development will eventually lead to human trials.

Medical News Today: First real-life trial for oral cholera vaccine successful in Bangladesh

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:00
An oral cholera vaccine has been tested in a real-life setting for the first term, cases of cholera was reduced by nearly 40% for those vaccinated.

Medical News Today: New study reveals dangers of opioid abuse for chronic back pain sufferers

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:00
Scientists discovered that chronic back patients suffering from high levels of depression or anxiety are more prone to opioids abuse.

Medical News Today: Recovering female stroke victims may benefit from uric acid

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 23:00
The results of a new study published in the journal Stroke suggest that uric acid may be an effective therapy for women recovering from a stroke.