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Medical News Today: Over two-thirds of Americans estimated to be overweight, obese

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
New estimates suggest that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Experts state population-based strategies to reduce risk factors are required.

Medical News Today: Analysis finds 23% of children are victims of cyberbullying

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
A review of 36 studies looking at online harassment and bullying among children finds evidence of a strong link between cyberbullying and depression, with girls being most at risk.

Medical News Today: Global warming 'unlikely to reduce winter mortality'

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:00
While many studies have suggested global warming may reduce cold-related death rates in winter months, new research claims this is unlikely to be the case.

Medical News Today: Smartphones 'can interfere with implanted cardiac devices'

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that electromagnetic interference from smartphones can - albeit infrequently - interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and ICDs.

Medical News Today: 'Test driving' pacemakers may allow patients to make more informed decisions

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:00
Doctors from the University of Iowa have pioneered a procedure that allows patients to try out pacemakers before deciding whether to have them permanently installed.

Medical News Today: FDA approve device that helps blind 'see with tongue'

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:00
The US regulator gives the go-ahead for a device that helps people who are blind perceive visual images captured by a sunglasses-mounted camera using their tongue.

Medical News Today: Health improves when teens exercise like young kids, research shows

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:00
When exercise is taken in short bouts over the day, high intensity is better than moderate intensity at improving markers of health in teenagers, study finds.

Medical News Today: Certain multiple myeloma patients likely to benefit from panobinostat combination

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
A new clinical trial indicates panobinostat combined with bortezomib and dexamethasone shows promise in treating patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.

Medical News Today: Tens of thousands of Californians give up their genetic secrets

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
Dozens of diseases can be better understood, including age-related ones, after researchers analyze the genetics of some 110,266 older Californians.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccine 'partly responsible' for dramatic fall in rates of precancerous cervical lesions

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
A CDC-led study finds rates of high-grade cervical lesions among young American women fell significantly in 2008-12, which may be partly down to the HPV vaccine introduced in 2006.

Medical News Today: Diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and improve healthspan

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have created a fasting-mimicking diet that they found increased lifespan and healthspan of mice and reduced risk factors linked to cancer, CVD and diabetes in humans.

Medical News Today: Surveillance of 'silent transmission' of polio needed to wipe out virus

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 23:00
Following an analysis of historical polio epidemic data, researchers have found polio transmission can continue long after new cases of the virus have stopped being reported.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's 'a risk factor for most cancers in Taiwan'

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found a link between Parkinson's disease in Taiwanese patients and increased risk of 16 different cancer types, including colorectal, kidney, prostate cancers.

Medical News Today: Doctors cause copper deficiency by 'misdiagnosing a need for zinc'

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:00
Doctors mistakenly diagnosing a deficiency of zinc are prescribing enough supplement to lead to zinc-induced copper deficiency, an audit of patient care suggests.