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Medical News Today: Heroin-assisted therapy 'better for some drug users than standard treatments'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
A Canadian researcher argues that for heroin users who do not benefit from standard addiction treatments, heroin-assisted therapy may be a better option.

Medical News Today: What is the point of health apps when we are healthy?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A debate in The BMJ asks whether we.should go with the tide on health apps, or if the popularity of this technology obscures more serious health debates.

Medical News Today: Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

Medical News Today: Researchers develop breath test that could predict, diagnose stomach cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a test that they say could accurately diagnose stomach cancer or predict risk for the disease by analyzing an individual's exhaled breath.

Medical News Today: Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Medical News Today: Vitamin E deficiency could damage brain

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 06:00
In a study involving zebrafish, scientists believe they have identified how vitamin E deficiency disrupts the movement of important nutrients to the brain.

Medical News Today: The 'resting' brain may be less 'noisy' than we think

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that occur during memory retrieval when the brain is in task mode match patterns that occur during rest and sleep.

Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus 'no deadlier than it was 40 years ago,' say researchers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
Despite the current Ebola outbreak posing the highest number of deaths from the disease to date, researchers say the Ebola virus has not become any deadlier since its discovery.

Medical News Today: Marijuana extract for severe epilepsy - results from early trial

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
A small study has trialled a marijuana extract in people with severe epilepsy. Seizures decreased among the participants, though 6% stopped taking the drug after side effects.

Medical News Today: Potential new biomarker for aggressive prostate cancer identified

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for prostate cancer that could help clinicians distinguish fast- and slow-growing tumors.