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Medical News Today: Healthy adults found unaffected by their disease-inducing genetic mutations

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:00
Genome screening of nearly 600,000 healthy adults for 874 mutations finds 13 who despite carrying genes for severe childhood diseases never developed them and grew up healthy.

Medical News Today: Aspirin benefits reaffirmed for CVD and colorectal cancer

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00
Aspirin has been reaffirmed as effective against cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for people aged 50-69, as long as the patient is not at risk of bleeding.

Medical News Today: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): Medical Uses, Side Effects and Interactions

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring hormone that, to date, is not well-understood. This article discusses its role in health and illness.

Medical News Today: Neanderthal extinction may have been result of humans bringing diseases out of Africa

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
A new study suggests some infectious diseases are older than we thought, were carried out of Africa by modern humans and may have contributed to the demise of the Neanderthals.

Medical News Today: Live music shown to reduce stress hormones

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Music is known to relax the mind, but can the changes be measured at a concert? For the first time, alterations in stress hormones have been documented at a live music event.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy depends on wealth and where you live

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:00
How much you earn and where you live affects how long you will live, and the gaps are growing between the richest and the poorest, says a study based on data for 2001-2014.

Medical News Today: Job-seeking smokers earn less money than nonsmokers

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:00
A new study finds that job seekers who smoke are less likely to find re-employment and, if they do, they will make $5 per hour less than their nonsmoking counterparts.

Medical News Today: Zika linked to another brain disorder in new study

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:00
A new study suggests there may be a link between Zika virus and an autoimmune condition that affects the brain in a similar way to multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: Platelet production on large scale steps closer with new stem cell method

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:00
By reprogramming stem cells into platelet precursors faster and more efficiently than ever before, researchers take a key step toward mass production of platelets for transfusion.

Medical News Today: Clinicians experience trauma when childbirth goes wrong

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00
Midwives and obstetricians can experience secondary trauma when a mother or infant experiences harm during childbirth, whether due to an error or unavoidable circumstances.

Medical News Today: Spinal injury scars appear to help, not hinder, nerve regrowth

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
A new study challenges the long-held view that scar-forming cells block nerve cell regrowth across the spinal injury site by showing they could actually be necessary for repair.

Medical News Today: Psilocybin: What are Magic Mushrooms? Effects and Risks

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance that can be obtained from certain types of mushroom, commonly referred to as 'magic mushrooms.'

Medical News Today: Marriage may prolong cancer survival, but why?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that cancer patients who are married are likely to live longer than those who are unmarried, but they say this is not largely down to greater economic resources.

Medical News Today: Lithium brings anti-aging drugs a step closer

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:00
By blocking a molecule linked to age-related diseases, low doses of the mood-stabilizing drug lithium increased the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 18% in a new study.

Medical News Today: Going to a rock concert? Remember to take your earplugs

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:00
Attending a rock concert or festival with loud music can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, but wearing earplugs during the event can reduce the risk.

Medical News Today: Cardiac contractions and feelings of familiarity linked

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
New research investigates the surprising interaction between the muscular contractions of our heart and feelings of familiarity. Physiology is stranger than fiction.

Medical News Today: Kids' meals still too high in fat and sodium

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
Restaurants are starting to offer lower calorie meals for children and choices with more nutritional value, but kids' meals still contain too much sodium and fat.

Medical News Today: Wisdom influenced by heart rate variability

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:00
Individuals with greater heart rate variation are more likely to have less biased, wiser judgement than those with lower heart rate variation, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Obesity and gestational diabetes linked to excessive fetal growth

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:00
Gestational diabetes is being detected too late to prevent excessive fetal growth, leading to a higher risk at the time of birth and increasing the odds of obesity for the child.

Medical News Today: Researchers develop supersensitive biosensor for cancer

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:00
A team of researchers has created a biosensor that could not only detect cancers, but also detect what subset of cancer it is and what is driving its growth.