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Medical News Today: Cash to quit smoking - would $800 improve the chances?

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
Offers of cash to employees trying to give up smoking have been put to the scientific test to see if money makes a difference to quit rates compared with usual cessation programs.

Medical News Today: 'Surprisingly high' incidence of cardiovascular conditions among Olympic athletes

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
A study finds that 7.3% of athletes screened to compete in the Olympic games between 2002 and 2014 had significant undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities.

Medical News Today: Donations between people with HIV 'could reduce organ demand'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Donations between people infected with HIV could cut pressure on the US national organ donor list, suggests an assessment of the quality of deceased organs in Philadelphia.

Medical News Today: Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Drinking alcohol in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy - a time when many women are unaware they are pregnant - may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, research shows.

Medical News Today: Global financial injection 'needed to transform development of antibiotics'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 07:00
Economist Jim O'Neill unveils proposals to kick-start development of new antibiotics in an effort to combat drug resistance. The new plan may cost just $16 billion over 10 years.

Medical News Today: Injectable hydrogel boosts stem cell therapy to restore vision, repair brain damage

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 07:00
New research reveals how an injectable hydrogel boosted stem cell transplantation, partially restoring vision in blind mice and repairing brain injury after stroke.