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Medical News Today: Life expectancy depends on wealth and where you live

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:00
How much you earn and where you live affects how long you will live, and the gaps are growing between the richest and the poorest, says a study based on data for 2001-2014.

Medical News Today: Job-seeking smokers earn less money than nonsmokers

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:00
A new study finds that job seekers who smoke are less likely to find re-employment and, if they do, they will make $5 per hour less than their nonsmoking counterparts.

Medical News Today: Zika linked to another brain disorder in new study

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:00
A new study suggests there may be a link between Zika virus and an autoimmune condition that affects the brain in a similar way to multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: Platelet production on large scale steps closer with new stem cell method

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:00
By reprogramming stem cells into platelet precursors faster and more efficiently than ever before, researchers take a key step toward mass production of platelets for transfusion.

Medical News Today: Clinicians experience trauma when childbirth goes wrong

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00
Midwives and obstetricians can experience secondary trauma when a mother or infant experiences harm during childbirth, whether due to an error or unavoidable circumstances.

Medical News Today: Spinal injury scars appear to help, not hinder, nerve regrowth

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
A new study challenges the long-held view that scar-forming cells block nerve cell regrowth across the spinal injury site by showing they could actually be necessary for repair.

Medical News Today: Psilocybin: What are Magic Mushrooms? Effects and Risks

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance that can be obtained from certain types of mushroom, commonly referred to as 'magic mushrooms.'

Medical News Today: Marriage may prolong cancer survival, but why?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that cancer patients who are married are likely to live longer than those who are unmarried, but they say this is not largely down to greater economic resources.

Medical News Today: Lithium brings anti-aging drugs a step closer

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:00
By blocking a molecule linked to age-related diseases, low doses of the mood-stabilizing drug lithium increased the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 18% in a new study.

Medical News Today: Going to a rock concert? Remember to take your earplugs

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:00
Attending a rock concert or festival with loud music can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, but wearing earplugs during the event can reduce the risk.

Medical News Today: Cardiac contractions and feelings of familiarity linked

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
New research investigates the surprising interaction between the muscular contractions of our heart and feelings of familiarity. Physiology is stranger than fiction.

Medical News Today: Kids' meals still too high in fat and sodium

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
Restaurants are starting to offer lower calorie meals for children and choices with more nutritional value, but kids' meals still contain too much sodium and fat.

Medical News Today: Wisdom influenced by heart rate variability

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:00
Individuals with greater heart rate variation are more likely to have less biased, wiser judgement than those with lower heart rate variation, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Obesity and gestational diabetes linked to excessive fetal growth

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:00
Gestational diabetes is being detected too late to prevent excessive fetal growth, leading to a higher risk at the time of birth and increasing the odds of obesity for the child.

Medical News Today: Researchers develop supersensitive biosensor for cancer

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:00
A team of researchers has created a biosensor that could not only detect cancers, but also detect what subset of cancer it is and what is driving its growth.

Medical News Today: Cancer risk falls with higher levels of vitamin D

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 02:00
A new study shows that blood levels of vitamin D are linked to the risk of developing cancer, where the lower the vitamin D level, the higher the cancer risk.

Medical News Today: Why white matter matters in insomnia

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00
Insomnia can strike anyone at any time, yet the neurology involved is still poorly understood. A new study examines the role of white matter in this exhausting and cryptic malady.

Medical News Today: Reiki: What Is It And Does It Work?

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:00
Reiki was developed in Japan less than a century ago; since then, it has spread across the globe. What does it involve and, more importantly, does it work?

Medical News Today: Kidneys' circadian clock regulates drug disposition, blood component levels

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:00
The kidneys contain a circadian clock that plays a key role in levels of certain blood components - such as lipids and amino acids - as well as drug deposition, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Tracking of therapeutic stem cells reveals no cancer risk

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:00
Growing pluripotent stem cells in a lab for therapeutic purposes in regenerative medicine does not cause genetic changes that could lead to cancer, researchers say.