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Medical News Today: How men speak with their friends could be linked to sexual violence

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
The manner in which men discuss sex and women with their friends may influence how likely a man is to commit acts of sexual aggression toward women, a study reports.

Medical News Today: Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:00
Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D 'ineffective as treatment for hypertension'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.

Medical News Today: Are people who bite their nails perfectionists?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:00
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin are not simply 'nervous' habits, a new study finds, suggesting they are instead associated with perfectionism, frustration and boredom.

Medical News Today: Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
New insights into how mucus is overproduced in diseases like asthma and COPD may lead to new treatments for these and other airway diseases.

Medical News Today: Dangerous leukemia cells can be forced to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.

Medical News Today: 'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

Medical News Today: Doctors show race and social bias in study - but clinical decisions 'unaffected'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
In online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.

Medical News Today: Obesity may not reliably predict atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure may be more reliable indicators of atherosclerosis among Mexican-Americans than obesity, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Daily diet soda consumption linked to expanding waistlines

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
Seniors who drink a lot of diet soda are urged by researchers to curb their intake, particularly if they are at high cardiometabolic risk.

Medical News Today: How far away is a cure for blindness?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at disorders that reduce vision for which there is currently no cure, along with what forms of treatment are currently in development.

Medical News Today: New 'MIND' diet linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:00
The MIND diet - a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets - was linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk in a new study, even among participants who did not follow it explicitly.

Medical News Today: Scientists compile 'spectral library' to help search for life on other planets

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
One way to search for life on other planets is to study their colors for spectral biosignatures of life forms. Now, scientists have made a color catalog based on Earth's microbes.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify key brain cells that drive circadian rhythm

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
The master clock that controls our circadian rhythm contains thousands of brain cells. Now a new study pinpoints the cells that control the underlying timekeeping mechanisms.

Medical News Today: Statin drug rosuvastatin 'does not deserve' best-selling slot

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
Rosuvastatin has been lambasted in The BMJ by a doctor working for consumer group Public Citizen - and he hopes the statin's sales 'decline' for 'the sake of public's health.'

Medical News Today: Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

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