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Medical News Today: Being socially active may boost late-life satisfaction and ease decline

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 02:00
Despite health problems, being socially active and having social goals - but not family goals - appears to ease the decline in well-being that people often experience late in life.

Medical News Today: Hydrolized infant formula does not prevent allergies

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00
Researchers call for an overhaul of infant feeding guidelines, after finding no evidence that hydrolized formula protects against allergies.

Medical News Today: 10 Common Labor Complications

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:00
Learn about some of the common complications of labor that can occur, including fetal distress, excessive bleeding and placenta previa.

Medical News Today: Being overweight or short could hinder life prospects

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:00
People who are overweight or shorter in height are more likely than normal-weight or taller peers to have a poorer socioeconomic status, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Fukushima's legacy: radiation poisoning or psychosocial damage?

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:00
Five years have passed since Fukushima; a series of articles look at the human impact of radiation and, as importantly, the psychosocial effects of living through a disaster.

Medical News Today: Chemical exposure decreases with change of cosmetics

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 08:00
By switching to cosmetic products without endocrine-disrupting chemicals, teenage girls had lower urinary concentrations of the chemicals in a new study.

Medical News Today: World first: bionic fingertip enables amputee to feel texture

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 07:00
A bionic fingertip has enabled a Danish amputee to distinguish between different textures in real-time with 96% accuracy, bringing us closer to sensory-enhanced prosthetics.

Medical News Today: Lack of stem cells could underlie recurrent miscarriage

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:00
Women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss appear to lack stem cells in the womb lining. Researchers hope to start piloting interventions from spring 2016.

Medical News Today: Raynaud's disease likely underestimated as a drug side effect

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:00
A review of published studies identifies 12 classes of drugs responsible for Raynaud's disease, where blood vessels in the extremities narrow in response to cold or stress.

Medical News Today: Surgery without stitches in sight thanks to 'origami tools'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:00
Tiny surgical instruments inspired by origami are set to make surgery less invasive, bringing closer the day when incisions will not need stitches to heal.

Medical News Today: Adolescents drink too much caffeine

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00
Teenagers are drinking too much caffeine, despite being aware of the risks. Easy availability, parental influence, advertising and social norms all play a role.

Medical News Today: DXM (Dextromethorphan): Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Learn about dextromethorphan, a major ingredient in cough suppressant medications that can be taken at excessive levels to achieve highs similar to ketamine or PCP.

Medical News Today: Fitness and strength in youth predicts diabetes, regardless of weight

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
Type 2 diabetes already affects millions of people worldwide. A new study shows that strength and fitness in youth might be good predictors of diabetes in later life.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer survival 'dependent on site disease spreads to'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 23:00
The survival time for men with metastatic prostate cancer depends on where the disease has spread to, with men whose cancer only spread to the lymph nodes faring best.