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Medical News Today: Stroke survivors are 'at double the risk of attempting suicide'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:00
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.

Medical News Today: Deadly skin cancer much more common in today's seniors

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
British people aged 65 and over are seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than seniors from 4 decades ago, partly due to the rise of cheap all-inclusive holidays.

Medical News Today: Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.

Medical News Today: Women think 'as rationally' as men - but also use more gut feeling

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
How much do men and women differ psychologically? Does greater emotional empathy in women result in less rational thinking when it comes to choosing to do harm for a greater good?

Medical News Today: Exercise at any level may benefit overweight patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
For overweight or obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, exercise - regardless of volume or intensity - may reduce both visceral and liver fat, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Depression and insomnia could lead to more frequent nightmares

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.

Medical News Today: Cow's milk found in human breast milk purchased online

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found significant levels of bovine DNA in breast milk samples purchased via the Internet, suggesting that cow's milk may have been added to human milk.

Medical News Today: Retired football players exhibit similar signs of degenerative brain condition, scans reveal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
A new PET imaging technique provides fresh insights into chronic traumatic encephalopathy - a degenerative brain condition experienced by some athletes who play contact sports.

Medical News Today: Warning images on cigarette packets 'raise young adults' knowledge about harms of smoking'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds young adults are more likely to understand the harms of smoking when shown image and text warnings on cigarette packets, compared with text-only warnings.

Medical News Today: CDC: drug-resistant intestinal bug spreading in US

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:00
A multi-drug resistant form of the intestinal illness shigellosis is spreading in the US as sick travelers return to the country and pass it to others, causing repeated outbreaks.

Medical News Today: Many cancers harness cells' powerhouses to fuel tumor growth

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:00
By discovering vital clues on how common cancers hijack cells' mitochondria to favor tumor growth, scientists may have identified new targets for inhibitors that block the process.

Medical News Today: Scientists reveal genetic root of prostate cancer

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
In a landmark paper, scientists have learned of common genetic faults shared by prostate cancer tumors that could lead to new forms of treatment.

Medical News Today: Temptation to text proves too much for students, even when inappropriate

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
College students may realize that texting in the shower, during sex, or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it regardless, according to Penn State psychologists.

Medical News Today: 'Limited evidence' to support commercial weight-loss programs

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds there is very little evidence to support the effectiveness of the majority of commercial weight-loss programs.