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Medical News Today: Woman who sniffs out Parkinson's inspires new study

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.

Medical News Today: Skin-to-skin contact after birth reduces stress levels for mothers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.

Medical News Today: Stepping down asthma medication is safe with guidance

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 02:00
Researchers found that with guidance, asthma patients whose condition was stable could safely reduce their medication and retain the same clinical outcomes at less cost.

Medical News Today: Therapy dogs have calming effect on children having cancer treatment

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 02:00
A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.

Medical News Today: Could Alzheimer's drugs or antidepressants help stroke patients?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.

Medical News Today: What does 'healthy obese' really mean?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conclude that terminology such as 'metabolically healthy obese' or 'unhealthy lean' do not accurately reflect health or predict future risks.

Medical News Today: Scientists find clues about how the brain filters out distractions

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Plague existed 3,300 years earlier than previously thought

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 08:00
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.

Medical News Today: Lupus: a serious disease we know little about

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease.

Medical News Today: Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.