Medical Headlines

Subscribe to Medical Headlines feed
Latest featured health news - the top stories
Updated: 2 hours 58 min ago

Medical News Today: Study suggests e-cigarette use could lead to tobacco use in teens

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00
A study of high school students finds that e-cigarette users were more likely to start using combustible tobacco products over the following year.

Medical News Today: How to treat bee and wasp stings

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
What exactly is a bee sting, and what should you do? Find out how to manage the reaction at home - or when to call for medical help. And where on the body is a sting most painful?

Medical News Today: Migrating cancer cells alter bone tissue to form tumors

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have worked out why cancer cells migrating to bone express a certain protein; it activates another protein that helps them alter bone tissue to suit tumor growth.

Medical News Today: Even light, moderate alcohol intake may increase risk for certain cancers

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:00
New research in The BMJ has linked light to moderate drinking with greater risk of specific cancers, including breast, liver, colon and oral cancers.

Medical News Today: Mother's microbes could help predict preterm births

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:00
A new study reveals how microbes in pregnant women who went on to give birth prematurely are different to those in women who gave birth full term.

Medical News Today: Daily coffee could improve survival for colon cancer patients

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:00
According to new research, four or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival among patients with stage 3 colon cancer.

Medical News Today: Targeting semen proteins to prevent HIV infection

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:00
Researchers describe two approaches they say could prevent HIV infection by targeting proteins in semen called amyloid fibrils that boost transmission of the virus.

Medical News Today: Smart diapers tell you when they need changing

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00
In a bid to improve the care of the elderly and bed-ridden, researchers have developed a diaper sensor that alerts caregivers by SMS to inform them when the napkin needs changing.

Medical News Today: Aspirin could reduce cancer risk of overweight people

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00
New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.

Medical News Today: 7 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.

Medical News Today: 'Milking' deadly jellyfish for new medicines

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Venom experts have developed a new, practical and efficient technique for extracting the venom of deadly box jellyfish for use in the development of new medicines.

Medical News Today: Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories.

Medical News Today: Cravings may be reduced with Tetris

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
A new study has revealed how playing Tetris for just a few minutes a day can help reduce the feeling of cravings, such as those for food, cigarettes and alcohol.

Medical News Today: Long working hours, heavy lifting linked to difficulties getting pregnant

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:00
Women who work more than 40 hours weekly and lift heavy loads regularly may take longer getting pregnant, finds a new study of more than 1,700 nurses.

Medical News Today: Violent video games 'linked to aggression but not criminal violence'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:00
A new systematic review of current literature on violent video game use has indicated that it is linked to aggressive behavior and decreased empathy.

Medical News Today: Intelligence linked to physical performance in middle age, study shows

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
A new healthy aging study finds that men with higher intelligence scores in early adulthood were also more likely to have better physical performance in midlife.

Medical News Today: Body clock controls waking up and going to sleep with simple mechanism

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice.

Medical News Today: Birth control methods: types, effectiveness and side effects

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
There are many methods of birth control, how do you decide which method is best for you? Learn about the different types of birth control and their advantages and disadvantages.

Medical News Today: Color-changing material could be used signal traumatic brain injuries

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in protective helmets to indicate when a wearer has suffered a potentially dangerous head trauma.

Medical News Today: Internet both helps and harms seniors' social lives, says report

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Research for the UK government on the impact of digital technology on the support networks of older people finds it may both harm and improve their social lives.