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Medical News Today: Cigarette smoking in high school at 'all-time low,' CDC report

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:00
The CDC have announced that cigarette smoking among high school students has fallen to its lowest level since 1991. Concerns remains about e-cigarette use.

Medical News Today: Acute myeloid leukemia has at least 11 different subtypes

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:00
A landmark study has uncovered at least 11 different subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia, each with unique genetic alterations and clinical features.

Medical News Today: Why do women have a higher stroke hospitalization risk than men?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:00
Researchers have confirmed that women have a 23 percent higher risk of stroke hospitalization, and they say it is due to inadequate care, not biology.

Medical News Today: Specific UV light kills MRSA without damaging human tissue

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:00
UV light effectively kills bacteria, but it also damages the skin and eyes. Researchers find a specific wavelength that kills MRSA but not healthy tissue.

Medical News Today: Life Expectancy and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need To Know

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about how multiple sclerosis can affect someone's life expectancy, as well as treatments that can help alter the long-term outlook.

Medical News Today: Major depression: Most antidepressants ineffective for children, teens

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:00
A review in The Lancet finds that most antidepressants offer no benefit for children and adolescents with major depression, and they may even cause harm.

Medical News Today: Spider venom suggests pain solution for IBS

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 08:00
With the help of a West African tarantula, scientists believe they have found a clue to treating the pain of irritable bowel syndrome.

Medical News Today: Long-term marijuana use alters brain's reward system

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 07:00
Researchers suggest long-term use of marijuana disrupts circuits in the brain associated with reward, which may lead to problematic use of the drug.

Medical News Today: Stress in pregnancy and autism: New gene-stress interaction uncovered

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 06:00
A new study uncovers a genetic variant that may predispose pregnant women to higher risks for offspring with autism; further investigation is warranted.

Medical News Today: Do black and white physicians earn the same?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:00
New research investigating the average earnings of U.S. physicians shows significant gaps based on race and gender. The results are bound to spark debate.

Medical News Today: Recognizing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This article also looks at different types of MS and whether symptoms differ for men and women.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats 'benefits weight as much as low-fat diet'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetable fats is comparable to a low-fat diet when it comes to weight loss and waist circumference.

Medical News Today: Green tea compound could help treat Down syndrome

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 08:00
Researchers suggest a compound in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate may improve cognitive function for people with Down syndrome.

Medical News Today: Obesity rates increasing in women but not men

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 07:00
A recent study of obesity in the United States reveals that rates of obesity in women rose between 2005 and 2014, while remaining the same for men.