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Medical News Today: New blood test for prion disease looks promising

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 06:00
A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply.

Medical News Today: Medical News Today: 2016 GP year in review

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:00
Has the general practitioner's practice been better, worse, or about the same over the past year? MNT report on our top stories of 2016 for GPs.

Medical News Today: CNS Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:00
What is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?

Medical News Today: Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 07:00
Are you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health.

Medical News Today: MRSA linked to outsourced cleaning in NHS hospitals

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 06:00
A study of NHS hospitals suggests those that employ private cleaners have higher rates of the superbug MRSA, which can cause life-threatening infection.

Medical News Today: What You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:00
A woman's eggs can be frozen for use in future pregnancies through IVF or for donation. Find out what is involved in egg freezing, including the costs.

Medical News Today: Tumor DNA fragments help predict ovarian cancer outcomes

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds that levels of circulating tumor DNA could act as a more reliable marker for ovarian cancer and help predict outcomes.

Medical News Today: Light therapy 'a huge leap forward' for early prostate cancer treatment

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 07:00
In a new study, a novel light therapy called VTP led to complete remission in almost half of men with early localized prostate cancer.

Medical News Today: Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 06:00
Genome analysis of over 112,500 participants in the UK Biobank links self-reported sleep disruption to obesity, restless legs syndrome, and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Medical News Today: 2016 cardiology year in review

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 23:00
In cardiology, CVD prevention remains a key area of study, but what new insights have we gained in 2016 from research findings? MNT investigate.

Medical News Today: What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 23:00
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome.

Medical News Today: Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 07:00
A new study suggests that casual users of marijuana have a stronger relationship with negative moods, compared with heavy and nonusers.

Medical News Today: Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:00
Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows.

Medical News Today: LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 05:00
LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options.

Medical News Today: Sleep may help reduce PTSD symptoms

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 23:00
People with PTSD can be troubled with flashbacks, anxiety, and other symptoms for a long time after an event, but sleep may help to reduce the effects.

Medical News Today: Training the brain to boost self-confidence

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 23:00
A new study has identified the brain activity patterns related to self-confidence and finds it is possible to manipulate this activity to boost confidence.

Medical News Today: Tomosynthesis: What You Need to Know About This Breast Screening Method

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 05:00
Tomosynthesis is a new method of breast screening that appears to be more reliable than a regular mammogram. It provides a 3-D image of the breasts.

Medical News Today: Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 23:00
A new study published in The BMJ's Christmas edition finds that Pokémon Go can increase the number of steps taken daily, but the effect is not sustained.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis in the Ears: Symptoms and Treatment

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 23:00
Learn about psoriasis triggers and flares and how psoriasis is treated in the ears. Is there a connection between psoriasis and hearing loss?

Medical News Today: Short-term, low-carb diets better for weight loss than low-fat diets

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 23:00
A new clinical review concludes that low-carb diets are safe and effective. Low-carb diets are more effective than low-fat diets in the short-term.