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Medical News Today: ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.

Medical News Today: Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:00
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 02:00
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.

Medical News Today: Is cell phone addiction on the horizon?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette secondhand smoke has 'increased levels of toxic metals'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.

Medical News Today: Kidney stones may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that kidney stones - a condition that affects around 1 in 10 Americans - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Medical News Today: Skin glow from fruits and vegetables 'more attractive than a tan'

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can give you a skin glow more attractive than that caused by tanning, according to a new study, and It is all down to carotenoids.

Medical News Today: 'Mixed results' from use of medicine for cardiac surgery patients

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Colchicine causes mixed results in cardiac surgery patients - reducing the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome, yet increasing incidence of gastrointestinal intolerance.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce risk of heart attack or stroke'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
Another study has questioned the benefits of vitamin D supplements, claiming they do not protect against heart attack or stroke, although they may prevent heart failure in seniors.

Medical News Today: Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.

Medical News Today: Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.

Medical News Today: App distinguishes real from fake tremors in alcohol withdrawal patients

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
Chronic alcohol abusers often claim to be in withdrawal to receive sedatives. But now, a new app can determine whose alcohol withdrawal tremors are real and whose are fake.

Medical News Today: Can surgeons be trained using gaming technology?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
Recently, surgeons experimented with using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as a surgical training aid. What other benefits may gaming technology have for surgery?

Medical News Today: Ebola gene study traces origin of current outbreak

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:00
The genomes of Ebola currently raging in West Africa likely began with one leap to humans, and differ from genomes of previous outbreaks by over 300 mutations, says a new study.

Medical News Today: Too much salt may heighten MS symptoms

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
A new study finds that MS patients consuming moderate to high intakes of salt are four times as likely to have worse symptoms than those patients consuming less salt per day.

Medical News Today: Infant immunization rates 'are stable or increasing,' say CDC

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.

Medical News Today: HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.