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Medical News Today: Stomach Ulcers: What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of stomach ulcers. This article looks at the indigestion and pain caused by stomach ulcers, along with their causes.

Medical News Today: Healthcare coordination reduces fatality in STEMI heart attack patients

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:00
Fatality rates in patients with STEMI heart attack can be reduced, if healthcare providers work together to limit time from the cardiac event to treatment.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 improves heart damage, function after heart attack

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:00
Taking a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids every day may reduce heart muscle scarring and improve heart function following a heart attack, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Depression: 15 genomic regions linked with diagnosis

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have located 15 genomic regions that are associated with depression. Several of these sites are near genes involved in brain development.

Medical News Today: What are the Benefits of a Sitz Bath?

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 07:00
Learn all about the uses and benefits of a sitz bath. This form of bathing could help with hemorrhoids, Bartholin's cysts, and other perianal issues.

Medical News Today: Higher BMI may not raise risk of heart attack, death, finds twin study

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 07:00
A new twin study finds a higher BMI may not increase the risk of heart attack or death, though it does raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Does eating meat increase risk of death?

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 07:00
Eating animal protein increases risk of death, whereas eating plant-based protein is linked to a lower risk of death, suggests a new study.

Medical News Today: Breastfed preterm babies may have better IQs, working memory, motor function

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 23:00
Preterm infants fed breast milk within the first 28 days of life have better brain development and neurocognitive outcomes, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Why do women orgasm? Study may hold the answer

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 23:00
By assessing the evolution of the female orgasm across mammalian species, researchers find it may have once played a direct role in human reproduction.

Medical News Today: Blackhead Removal: Things to Consider

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:00
Should you remove blackheads yourself? This article looks at blackheads and acne, as well as the available treatments, recommendations, and prevention.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Skin infection prevention treatment helps battle 'superbugs'

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:00
A new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Medical News Today: People who produce powerful HIV antibodies have specific immunological profile

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:00
Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease.

Medical News Today: Pharmacy on the go: Programmable device produces vaccines on demand

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
A device that acts as a portable pharmacy for use in remote areas of the world has been developed as a cost-effective solution for on-demand treatments.

Medical News Today: Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Smear

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the Pap smear, a screening tool to detect cervical cancer cells. This article looks at Pap smear results and what age you should have one.

Medical News Today: How a blood pressure hormone can cause weight gain

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which a hormone system that controls blood pressure can also promote weight gain, causing obesity.

Medical News Today: Antioxidant suppression eradicates pancreatic cancer cells

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory demonstrate a drug therapy that suppresses antioxidants, resulting in the death of pancreatic cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Gluten sensitivity: Biological mechanism uncovered

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:00
A new study opposes the idea that non-celiac gluten sensitivity does not exist, after identifying a biological explanation for the condition.

Medical News Today: Locking doors in mental health hospitals does not lower suicide rate

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:00
Whether mental health care centers have a locked or open door policy does not appear to impact rates of absconding or attempting suicide, says a study.

Medical News Today: Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the health benefits and nutritional content of okra. As well as the benefits, this article offers some okra recipe suggestions.

Medical News Today: App trains healthcare professionals to detect early stage skin cancer

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.