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Medical News Today: Study identifies genetic risk for childhood sleepwalking

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds children whose parents have a history of sleepwalking are up to seven times more likely to sleepwalk themselves.

Medical News Today: 'Light was as rewarding as morphine' in mice with new opioid receptors

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:00
A light-sensitive protein from the retina of the eye, melded to an opioid brain receptor, has induced reward-stimulation in mice - raising early research hopes for safer drugs.

Medical News Today: How can hip-hop help the mentally ill?

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:00
In Lancet Psychiatry, the co-founders of a new initiative to address mental health issues through rap music analyze psychiatric themes in the lyrics of rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Medical News Today: Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome almost doubles in 4 years

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
The number of babies born with symptoms of drug withdrawal almost doubled between 2009 and 2012, finds a new study, and rates were highest in areas with high opioid use.

Medical News Today: Mentally challenging work could protect the mind in old age

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that jobs involving high levels of mental challenge could offer protection against decline in thinking and memory in old age.

Medical News Today: Condom use higher in young HIV-positive women with gender-equal views, study finds

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:00
A study of more than 500 HIV-positive adults from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa finds women with greater perceptions of gender equality are more likely to use condoms.

Medical News Today: Replace soda with water, tea or coffee to fight diabetes, study suggests

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:00
A new study recommends swapping a sugary drink per day for water or unsweetened tea or coffee in order to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Lives of three babies rescued by 3D-printed, growth-flexible implants

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
Windpipe disease, which has a high failure rate from conventional treatment, has been overcome for three babies fitted with groundbreaking 3D-printed airways.

Medical News Today: First dog-to-human transmission of plague identified in the US

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
The CDC reveal that a small outbreak of plague last year was caused by a dog infected with the disease - the first report of such an incidence in the US.

Medical News Today: Markers predicting obesity 'can be detected in urine'

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests that people at risk for obesity and metabolic disease could be identified using a simple urine test to detect telltale metabolic patterns.

Medical News Today: Scientists describe mechanism that nourishes early embryo in the womb

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 02:00
A new study reveals the mechanism through which the early embryo receives glucose and other nutrients before it is large enough to have a direct blood supply from the mother.

Medical News Today: Telomere biomarker may lead to blood test that predicts cancer years in advance

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 02:00
Distinct changes in telomeres - protective caps on the ends of our DNA strands - in the blood can predict cancer years in advance, says a new study.

Medical News Today: $20 billion boost to US economy from halving drunk car crashes

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00
Analysts calculate that a reduction in alcohol-fueled car crashes by almost 50% during 1984-2010 added $20 billion to the American economy through job creation and improved income.

Medical News Today: Left ventricular assist devices may reduce health, cognitive function for some patients

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:00
Left ventricular assist devices may lead to reduced health and cognitive function for some heart failure patients, according to the results of two new studies.

Medical News Today: Researchers trigger out-of-body illusion to unravel human perceptions of self-location

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:00
By inducing an out-of-body illusion in healthy adults, researchers have identified brain activity responsible for encoding our perceptions of body location.

Medical News Today: WHO: most countries have no national plan to tackle drug resistance

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:00
A survey of 133 countries conducted by the World Health Organization finds that only 34 countries have compiled a national action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Medical News Today: The dangers of working in an office

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:00
We take a look at the aspects of working in a traditional office environment that could be harmful to your health and what can be done to reduce these risks.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer less likely to recur in women with history of breastfeeding

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds that women diagnosed with luminal A breast cancer have a 30% reduced risk of the cancer returning if they have a history of breastfeeding.

Medical News Today: Study probing link between silica and lung cancer offers new clue

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows how an inflammatory molecule and its receptor promote the lung cancer that can result from silicosis, an irreversible lung disease caused by crystalline silica.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's amyloid protein development halted in mice

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 02:00
Treatment with a new compound that precisely targets and blocks only amyloid precursor protein reduced plaque accumulation by 50% in Alzheimer's mice after 2 weeks.