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Medical News Today: 'Around 60%' of Ebola donations yet to reach affected countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00
A new report finds that only around $1.9 billion of a total of $2.89 billion pledges to the Ebola crisis have actually been received by affected countries.

Medical News Today: Daily heart pill? One in three 'would prefer shorter life'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Do arguments for the value of a daily cardiovascular prevention pill for every older person stack up when you ask if they would swap life-expectancy for greater daily convenience?

Medical News Today: Study links a healthy diet to lower risk of COPD

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the US and France find that a healthy diet - as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 - could reduce the risk of COPD by up to a third.

Medical News Today: Strenuous jogging may do more harm than good, study finds

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Light jogging is best for reducing mortality, finds a new study, while strenuous jogging may be no better for health than being sedentary.

Medical News Today: Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.

Medical News Today: CBT to treat veterans' insomnia 'also reduced suicidal thoughts'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:00
Previous studies have found that soldiers with sleeping problems are at risk for depression. Now, research shows treating insomnia reduces suicidal ideation among veterans.

Medical News Today: Two military medics back in UK for Ebola monitoring

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Two UK military health care workers have been transported back to England from Sierra Leone after becoming exposed to Ebola via needle-stick injuries while treating patients.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover more potential biomarkers of early pancreatic cancer

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Lesions can be early signs of pancreatic cancer, but taking biopsies to test them is very dangerous. Now, scientists may have discovered potential biomarkers of high-risk lesions.

Medical News Today: Austerity measures in Greece linked to sharp rise in suicides

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers report that rates of suicide rose sharply to a 30-year high in Greece following the introduction of further austerity measures.

Medical News Today: Sleep affected by screen use 'during the day as well as the night'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
A survey of almost 10,000 adolescents in Norway correlates time on electronic devices with poorer bedtimes, times taken to fall asleep, times in bed and sleep durations.

Medical News Today: A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Children may be over four times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 6 years if they have four or five early-life risk factors linked to obesity, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: CDC: most commercial foods for infants, toddlers contain too much salt, sugar

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers from the CDC find that more than 70% of commercial meals for toddlers contain too much salt, while many other foods and snacks contain too much sugar.

Medical News Today: Added fructose identified as major driver of type 2 diabetes 'epidemic'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:00
Clinical experts have urged for a dramatic reduction in the consumption of added sugars, calling for more restrictive dietary guidelines to tackle rising levels of diabetes.

Medical News Today: Neurosurgeons avoid brain surgery, conduct unnecessary tests 'out of lawsuit fear'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:00
The results of a new survey find that neurosurgeons operate in a climate of fear from potential malpractice suits, with 80% admitting to practicing defensive medicine

Medical News Today: Scientists find new target for most aggressive breast cancer

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:00
Researchers discover that a gene responsible for waste recycling in cells is underexpressed in triple-negative breast cancer. They suggest it could be a new target for therapy.

Medical News Today: HIV cure 'likely lies in targeting dormant virus reserves'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:00
HIV therapy does not reach reserves of the virus lying dormant in infected white blood cells, where experts say clues may lie to curing, as opposed to just controlling, infection.