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Medical News Today: Could stem cell transplantation yield a cure for MS?

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:00
Early trial results show autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has helped patients with multiple sclerosis walk again. Could we be on the verge of a cure?

Medical News Today: Put the smartphone down: social media use and sleep disturbances linked

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:00
A new study linking frequent social media use with sleep disturbances introduces important clinical implications for the health of young adults.

Medical News Today: Air pollution tied to premature birth

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:00
Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of fine particle air pollution - especially in the third trimester - are more likely to give birth prematurely, new study finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new clue to how cancer tumors form

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:00
Recordings of 3D movements in real time of early tumor formation reveal that specialized cancer cells extend cellular cables to actively reel in both cancerous and healthy cells.

Medical News Today: Depression may pass from mothers to daughters

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00
Depression is more likely to be inherited from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or fathers to either gender, says MRI-based research into brain structures.

Medical News Today: Copper Bracelets: Do Copper Bracelets Help With Arthritis?

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00
The full truth about copper bracelets, including magnetic ones. What is the evidence for their benefits, why are they used and why do people say bracelets help with arthritis pain?

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's-related brain changes occur 2 decades before symptom onset

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet identified inflammatory brain changes among people with Alzheimer's-related gene mutations 20 years before estimated symptom onset.

Medical News Today: Dietary fiber and lung health: eat well, breath easy

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00
Recently published research elucidates an unexpected connection between a high-fiber diet and maintaining a healthy set of lungs.

Medical News Today: Nerve damage in MS could be prevented with epilepsy drug

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:00
An epilepsy drug - phenytoin - reduced nerve damage by 30% in people with optic neuritis, a new study found, bringing us closer to a neuroprotective drug for multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: Smoking cessation therapies 'have limited effect'

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
Nicotine patches, varenicline or a combination of the two are used to help people quit smoking, but findings question whether they are really worth the cost, time and trouble.

Medical News Today: Coffee lovers rejoice: regular caffeine does not cause extra heartbeats

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:00
Although current clinical guidelines advise against caffeine to prevent cardiac disturbances, a new study suggests regular caffeine consumption does not produce extra heartbeats.

Medical News Today: Immune system takes long time to recover after breast cancer chemo

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:00
A new study shows it takes at least 9 months for breast cancer survivors' immune systems to recover following chemotherapy, leaving them vulnerable to common infections.

Medical News Today: Diabetes breakthrough: encapsulated pancreas cells could end injections

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:00
Type 1 diabetes treatment by implantation of insulin-producing pancreatic cells is hampered by the threat of immune rejection. Putting the cells in capsules could overcome this.

Medical News Today: Are thinking and health governed by the same genes?

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00
The same genes may underline cognitive function as are responsible for a number of illnesses, suggesting that low cognitive function could indicate disease risk in later life.

Medical News Today: Lung Function: What Do The Lungs Do?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:00
The main role of the lungs is to transfer life-giving oxygen into our blood supply. However, as we shall learn, there is even more to the lungs than this vital task.

Medical News Today: Artificial pancreas: game changer for diabetes treatment?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:00
An artificial pancreas involving a smartphone and complex algorithms could remove the need for type 1 diabetics to self-medicate multiple times a day.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes: teen users three times more likely to smoke a year later

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:00
High school students who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to take up conventional smoking 1 year later, concludes a new study.

Medical News Today: Hookah bar workers at risk from secondhand smoke

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:00
Hookahs are gaining popularity among young people, but hookah bar employees end their shift with high levels of toxins and markers indicating a risk of heart and lung disease.

Medical News Today: 'More teens affected by CFS than previously recognized'

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 07:00
Researchers estimate that around 1 in 50 16-year-olds have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting 6 months or more, highlighting how common the disorder is in this age group.

Medical News Today: Playground paint: a health threat for children?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 06:00
A new study conducted by environmental scientists looks into the lead content of hazardous paint on children's playgrounds and provides a word of warning to parents.

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