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Medical News Today: Flexible, implantable device could block pain signals

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:00
Researchers have created fully implantable, wireless devices that have the potential to block pain that is not currently treatable with other therapies.

Medical News Today: Football linemen at greater risk for heart problems, study finds

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found college footballers who played in linemen positions were more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart structure changes than players in other positions.

Medical News Today: One course of antibiotics disrupts gut microbiome for a year

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests one course of antibiotics can alter gut microbiome for up to a year, with implications for antibiotic resistance. Changes in the oral cavity are less enduring.

Medical News Today: Macular degeneration may be treatable with Parkinson's drug

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:00
A study that mined a vast reservoir of data suggests L-DOPA - a drug frequently prescribed for Parkinson's patients - may be used to prevent and delay macular degeneration.

Medical News Today: Cells compact their DNA when starved of oxygen, nutrients

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have discovered that when cells are cut off from their oxygen and nutrient supply - such as when disease strikes - they compact their DNA, making it less accessible.

Medical News Today: 50% of female methadone patients started with prescription painkillers

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:00
Half of women receiving methadone treatment for opioid addiction originally became addicted to prescription painkillers, as the number of female addicts rises.

Medical News Today: Brief bursts of activity lower blood pressure in type 2 diabetics

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 23:00
A first-of-its-kind study shows that just a small amount of regular exercise, in between bouts of prolonged sitting, can help lower blood pressure in type 2 diabetics.

Medical News Today: Study pinpoints the vitamin D levels that may harm heart health

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find people with vitamin D levels below 15 ng/mL are at greater risk for cardiovascular events such as heart disease and stroke than those with higher levels.

Medical News Today: A single energy drink could harm heart health for young adults

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 08:00
Researchers saw a rise in blood pressure and stress hormone responses among young adults just 30 minutes after they consumed one energy drink, which may raise cardiovascular risk.

Medical News Today: Will avoiding meat reduce risk of kidney cancer?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 07:00
Eating meat cooked at high temperatures appears to increase the chance of kidney cancer, especially when combined with genetic factors.

Medical News Today: Could self-weighing be harmful for teens and young adults?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 06:00
A new study shines a light on concerns that self-weighing may not be an innocuous behavior for young people - particularly for adolescent females.

Medical News Today: Video CPR training as effective without manikin

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests that video-only CPR training is cheaper and as effective as video training with a manikin in teaching families of patients at risk of cardiac arrest.

Medical News Today: Sierra Leone ends Ebola transmission

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 02:00
On Friday, after 42 days - two incubation cycles - with no new cases, WHO declared Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone has been stopped, prompting celebrations in the capital.

Medical News Today: Ride public transport to work rather than drive to improve health

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 00:00
Riding a bus or train to work rather than driving may lower the risk of high blood pressure, overweight and diabetes, according to new research from Japan.

Medical News Today: Eating more homemade meals may lower type 2 diabetes risk

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 23:00
Eating around two homemade lunches or dinners daily may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, possibly by reducing weight gain over time, finds new research.

Medical News Today: Low awareness raises women's cardiovascular risk

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 23:00
Women run a higher risk of cardiovascular disease due to lack of awareness and sense of personal connection. They are urged to find out their risk and speak to their doctor.

Medical News Today: Cardiovascular risk falls in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 23:00
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a high cardiovascular risk, but efforts to address them from the time of diagnosis are helping to lower the danger.

Medical News Today: Mom's favorite child more likely to be depressed

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 23:00
Adult children who perceive themselves to be emotionally closer to their mother than their siblings are more likely to have symptoms of depression, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: Sleepwalkers 'feel no pain' in accidents

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 23:00
People who sleepwalk are more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines while awake, but they may not feel pain during injuries that occur while sleepwalking, new study says.

Medical News Today: Right side of brain compensates for speech loss after stroke, study finds

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 23:00
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests the right hemisphere of the brain does not hinder speech recovery after stroke - it helps improve it.