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Medical News Today: Guinea: up to 62% of malaria cases 'overlooked during Ebola epidemic'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00
A new report in The Lancet suggests that confusion over Ebola and malaria symptoms led to 74,000 fewer malaria cases than expected being treated in Guinea during the Ebola crisis.

Medical News Today: Too hot to handle: how to avoid heat-related illness

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at how heat-related illnesses are caused and what measures can be taken to prevent them from occurring.

Medical News Today: Road traffic noise linked to greater death, stroke risk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:00
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents.

Medical News Today: First modern humans in Europe 'interbred with local Neanderthals'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:00
DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old early modern human jawbone found in Romania suggests early Europeans and not just Middle Easterners interbred with Neanderthals.

Medical News Today: Blood pressure medication could prevent alcohol, drug addiction

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:00
A study of the effect of isradipine in addicted rats suggests the drug reverses brain rewiring that underlies memories of addiction-associated places.

Medical News Today: Men on Viagra show 'higher risk of skin cancer'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
Skin cancer had a higher incidence among men taking PDE5 inhibitors but the link may not be causal. Instead, it may be linked to other factors.

Medical News Today: Diaphragm birth control: how safe and effective is it?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It fits inside your vagina and covers your cervix. Find out how the diaphragm works and how effective it is.

Medical News Today: 'Lack of high-quality evidence' supporting benefits of medical marijuana, study finds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.

Medical News Today: Defibrillators 'grossly underused' in older heart attack patients

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.

Medical News Today: Climate change is a 'medical emergency,' report suggests

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
A commission reports that climate change is inextricably linked with public health, and that tackling climate change presents an opportunity to improve public health worldwide.

Medical News Today: Diets high in fat, sugar may reduce cognitive functioning by altering gut bacteria

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from Oregon State University found that mice fed diets high in fat or sugar experienced gut bacteria changes associated with reduced cognitive functioning.

Medical News Today: Most lupus pregnancies have good outcomes, study finds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:00
Although women with lupus have previously been advised against becoming pregnant due to health concerns, a 10-year study finds that outcomes are mostly positive.

Medical News Today: Stress in domestic cats: new review discusses causes and management

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:00
A new review from a group of veterinarians discusses how stress can arise in domestic cats and outlines ways to prevent and reduce it.

Medical News Today: 'Smart insulin patch' could revolutionize glucose control for diabetics

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:00
Diabetics could one day be using smart skin patches with tiny, painless needles that detect changes in blood sugar and give appropriate insulin doses instead of insulin injections.