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Medical News Today: What Things Are Best to Drink for People with Acid Reflux?

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:00
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid flows into the food pipe. Find out what drinks will make it worse and which ones can help.

Medical News Today: Ability to smell 'asparagus pee' driven by genetic variations

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have identified genetic variations in people who are unable to smell the pungent aroma present in urine after consuming asparagus.

Medical News Today: Saturated fat may not increase heart disease risk after all

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:00
The theory that saturated fat may be bad for people has been called into question. Now, research suggests that saturated fat might even be good for you.

Medical News Today: Consistently enjoying life could make you live longer

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:00
Researchers may have unlocked the solution of how to live longer. The key to longer life may lie with how much people enjoy themselves.

Medical News Today: What Different Types of Dementia Are There?

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:00
Alzheimer's is the most common types of dementia, but not the only one. Find out more about the different types, how to spot them, and some lifestyle tips.

Medical News Today: Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:00
Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use and schizophrenia: New evidence suggests link

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:00
Recent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.

Medical News Today: Smell test for Alzheimer's diagnosis steps closer

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how a smell test significantly boosted the accuracy of diagnosis for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms in Women

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 23:00
Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more.

Medical News Today: Stem cell 'mini-brain' very similar to real brain, study finds

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 23:00
New research examines how 'functionally realistic' 3-D models of human brains are. The study investigates genetic and epigenetic features.

Medical News Today: Christmas weight gain can persist for months

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find that Americans gain around 0.6 kilograms over Christmas, and up to half of this excess weight is likely to remain for the summer months.

Medical News Today: Guttate Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 23:00
Psoriasis is a common skin condition, but what is guttate psoriasis? Learn about the triggers of guttate psoriasis, its diagnosis, and similar conditions.

Medical News Today: New study explains how low-dose aspirin may prevent cancer

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 23:00
Previous research has suggested that a small dose of aspirin may help prevent cancer. A new study explains why this may be true, outlining key mechanisms.

Medical News Today: Patients treated by female doctors less likely to die, study shows

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 23:00
A new study investigates whether patient outcomes differ with the gender of the physician. Researchers examine mortality and hospital readmission rates.

Medical News Today: Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 07:00
Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Cardiac deaths rise over Christmas period

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 06:00
Study of New Zealand data confirms prior research with American data that heart-related deaths rise at Christmas, suggesting cold weather is not a reason.

Medical News Today: COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home.

Medical News Today: Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Medical News Today: Dr. Mom: How do female doctors balance family during holidays?

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 07:00
To help get into the festive spirit, MNT have spoken with two female physicians about the challenges and rewards of working during the holidays.

Medical News Today: New blood test for prion disease looks promising

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 06:00
A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply.