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Medical News Today: Older adults who might benefit from pet ownership often face barriers

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:00
A review of the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health benefits, the challenges and opportunities, and what might be done to promote it.

Medical News Today: Blood test for early stage pancreatic cancer looks promising

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests one day doctors may be able to use a blood test to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages, while it is still possible to remove the tumor.

Medical News Today: What is a mammogram? When should I get a mammogram?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:00
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms can also be used in those who have breast symptoms, such as lumps, breast pain or changes.

Medical News Today: Doctors in bitter divide about e-cigarettes

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:00
Public health doctors and clinicians are divided about whether e-cigarettes are a good development or not - and the involvement of big tobacco in vaping is fuelling the debate.

Medical News Today: Almost half of Hispanics unaware they have high cholesterol, study finds

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:00
Almost 50% of Hispanics do not know they have high cholesterol levels, and less than a third of those who are aware receive cholesterol-lowering treatment, new research reveals.

Medical News Today: Women with a history of stillbirth 'up to four times higher risk of recurrence'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:00
Women who have a history of stillbirth are up to four times more likely to experience stillbirth in a future pregnancy, according to new research published in The BMJ.

Medical News Today: Guinea: up to 62% of malaria cases 'overlooked during Ebola epidemic'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00
A new report in The Lancet suggests that confusion over Ebola and malaria symptoms led to 74,000 fewer malaria cases than expected being treated in Guinea during the Ebola crisis.

Medical News Today: Too hot to handle: how to avoid heat-related illness

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at how heat-related illnesses are caused and what measures can be taken to prevent them from occurring.

Medical News Today: Road traffic noise linked to greater death, stroke risk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:00
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents.

Medical News Today: First modern humans in Europe 'interbred with local Neanderthals'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:00
DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old early modern human jawbone found in Romania suggests early Europeans and not just Middle Easterners interbred with Neanderthals.

Medical News Today: Blood pressure medication could prevent alcohol, drug addiction

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:00
A study of the effect of isradipine in addicted rats suggests the drug reverses brain rewiring that underlies memories of addiction-associated places.

Medical News Today: Men on Viagra show 'higher risk of skin cancer'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
Skin cancer had a higher incidence among men taking PDE5 inhibitors but the link may not be causal. Instead, it may be linked to other factors.

Medical News Today: Diaphragm birth control: how safe and effective is it?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It fits inside your vagina and covers your cervix. Find out how the diaphragm works and how effective it is.

Medical News Today: 'Lack of high-quality evidence' supporting benefits of medical marijuana, study finds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.

Medical News Today: Defibrillators 'grossly underused' in older heart attack patients

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.