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Medical News Today: Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea tied to higher risk of road traffic accidents

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.

Medical News Today: Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.

Medical News Today: Sugar industry 'behaved like tobacco industry' over dental harms

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
Undue influence by the sugar industry on US dental health policy has been alleged as part of an investigation into insider documents from the 1960s.

Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Study identifies genetic markers of PTSD linked to immune system reponse

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
An analysis of blood samples from US Marines led to the discovery of genetic markers associated with PTSD that are linked to the innate immune system and interferon signaling.

Medical News Today: FDA warn Chantix could affect patients' alcohol tolerance

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 07:00
People taking the smoking cessation drug are advised to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink until they know how Chantix affects their capacity to tolerate alcohol.

Medical News Today: A 'big first step' toward slowing the aging process with new class of drugs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a new class of drugs - senolytics - that dramatically reduced the effects of aging in mouse models. The team says the drugs show promise for human use.

Medical News Today: Brain protein 'can suppress binge drinking'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 06:00
A new study has identified a naturally occurring protein in the brain that suppresses binge drinking behavior. The protein could form the basis of new drug treatments.

Medical News Today: Drug testing using 'heart-on-a-chip' steps closer

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows that organ-on-a-chip methods could soon offer more accurate, faster and cheaper ways of testing the safety and effectiveness of new drugs than using animals.

Medical News Today: Is narcolepsy an autoimmune disease?

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests narcolepsy is caused by an autoimmune process that triggers loss of cells that maintain the delicate equilibrium between sleep and wakefulness in the brain.

Medical News Today: Youth suicide: rural toll rising more than urban, including by gun

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
New data show rural areas suffer proportionally more suicide among young people than urban areas. Reducing gun access, doctors argue, at least by safe storage, could cut the toll.

Medical News Today: Study links vegetarian diet to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:00
Eating a vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by 22%, with a pescovegetarian diet alone almost halving risk of the disease, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Assumptions of equality could hinder group decision-making ability

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have demonstrated that group decision-making is affected by equality bias, whereby individuals underestimate or overestimate their own competency at forming judgments.

Medical News Today: 'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that administering a nasal spray containing oxytocin led to men consuming less calories in a subsequent meal than those who received a placebo spray.

Medical News Today: Dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine with almost 90% accuracy, study finds

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:00
Canine scent detection may be a noninvasive, inexpensive diagnostic technique for thyroid cancer, a new study claims, after a dog was able to detect the disease in human urine.

Medical News Today: Losing just half an hour of sleep 'can impact body weight and metabolism'

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:00
By accumulating 'sleep debt' throughout the week, we put ourselves at increased risk of obesity and metabolic problems, according to new findings presented at ENDO 2015.

Medical News Today: New insights into brain inflammation may explain residual disability after stroke

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:00
A protein that is only present in damaged brains and absent from healthy brains persists in stroke patients' brains long after the event and may explain residual disability.

Medical News Today: Divorce is a more likely end to marriage when wife is seriously ill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:00
A 20-year study of older married couples finds that risk of widowhood went up when a spouse fell ill, but the risk of divorce only went up when a wife became ill.

Medical News Today: A family history of prostate cancer may increase women's risk for breast cancer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds women who have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer - such as a father, brother or son - may be more likely to develop breast cancer after the age of 50.