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Medical News Today: Breakthrough in 3D technology as new technique regenerates complex nerves

Sat, 09/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in the US have engineered a technique to regenerate complex nerves that could help people with sciatica and regain other sensory motor functions after injury.

Medical News Today: Beetroot juice benefits patients with heart failure

Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:00
A new study that takes the experience of elite athletes who have a diet high in nitrates shows there are benefits for people with heart failure, too.

Medical News Today: Study sheds light on how stress may raise risk of Alzheimer's

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests the link between stress and Alzheimer's may be driven by a stress hormone that boosts production of an Alzheimer's-related protein in the brain.

Medical News Today: Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:00
A new meta-analysis suggests that napping for longer than an hour and excessive daytime sleepiness could be linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Stress in pregnancy may raise risk for dental caries in offspring

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 07:00
Children of mothers who experience chronic stress in pregnancy may be at higher risk for dental caries, new research finds, particularly those of mothers with low income.

Medical News Today: Smoking, passive smoking linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 06:00
A meta-analysis of 88 studies, covering nearly 6 million participants, provides new evidence of a link between smoking and type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: New imaging technique reveals early brain damage caused by hypertension

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that a new imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging can show when high blood pressure causes early damage to neural pathways in the brain.

Medical News Today: New report highlights neglected burden of leptospirosis

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 23:00
Leptospirosis is a common disease among poor populations in tropical countries, but awareness is limited. A new report reveals the size of the problem and calls for action.

Medical News Today: Tai Chi benefits seniors with certain long-term conditions

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests Tai Chi may benefit older individuals with certain comorbid conditions, such as breast cancer, osteoarthritis and heart failure.

Medical News Today: How an evening coffee can disrupt our body clock

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 08:00
A new study finds that consuming caffeine in the evening delays the body clock by 40 minutes, with implications for jet lag and sleep disorders.

Medical News Today: Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine?

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 07:00
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.

Medical News Today: Scientists create 'protein patch' that repairs damage caused by heart attack

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have identified a protein that triggers regeneration of heart muscle cells, embedding it into a patch that they say can repair heart damage caused by heart attack.

Medical News Today: Adhering to a healthy diet could reduce risk of depression

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
Researchers of a new study find that the nutritional properties of three dietary patterns could have a protective role against depression.

Medical News Today: Overweight, obesity may increase brain tumor risk

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:00
A new meta-analysis draws together results from 18 studies to find a possible link between being overweight or obese and brain tumor.

Medical News Today: Trial review confirms common antidepressant is 'unsafe and ineffective' for teens

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:00
From a reanalysis of original trial data from 2001, researchers find the antidepressant paroxetine and the higher dosage drug imipramine are no better than a placebo.

Medical News Today: Leukemia virus in cattle may raise risk for human breast cancer

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:00
A new study suggests bovine leukemia virus presents higher odds for human breast cancer than obesity, alcohol consumption or postmenopausal hormones.

Medical News Today: Can outdoor activities help prevent nearsightedness in children?

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:00
The rate of nearsightedness is increasing, especially in Asian countries. Now, new research suggests outdoor activities might help prevent the condition in children.

Medical News Today: Yoga may improve symptoms of arthritis

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests yoga may lead to improvements in physical and mental wellbeing for individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medical News Today: Bug sprays in the home a cancer risk for children

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00
Exposure in the home to insecticides from sprays and foggers puts children at unnecessary risk for cancer development, a new study of previous research suggests.

Medical News Today: Antibacterial handwash 'no better than plain soap' for fighting germs

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 23:00
Antibacterial soaps are purchased by millions of consumers, who expect them to 'kill more germs.' But are they really more effective than plain soap?