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Medical News Today: Divorce is a more likely end to marriage when wife is seriously ill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:00
A 20-year study of older married couples finds that risk of widowhood went up when a spouse fell ill, but the risk of divorce only went up when a wife became ill.

Medical News Today: A family history of prostate cancer may increase women's risk for breast cancer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds women who have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer - such as a father, brother or son - may be more likely to develop breast cancer after the age of 50.

Medical News Today: 12 early signs that you might be pregnant

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
You may have an inkling that you are pregnant soon after you have conceived. Though you may experience some, all, or none of these, here are the MNT top 12 signs of pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Study refutes benefits of popular anti-aging supplement

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
Commonly used to combat aging, ubiquinone is a dietary supplement that is hailed for its antioxidant properties. But it may not be an antioxidant after all, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Psychosis may be triggered by antibody reaction to brain protein

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
New research further explores the links between autoimmune disorders and psychosis symptoms, identifying an antibody response unique to children with psychosis.

Medical News Today: Tackling depression could reduce heart disease risk

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 22:00
A medical center's analysis of treatment records found severely depressed patients were less likely to suffer a cardiovascular event if they were receiving antidepressants.

Medical News Today: Psychedelic drug use 'does not increase risk for mental health problems'

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 22:00
A new study suggests that the stereotype of LSD users developing psychosis is largely a myth, and that the drug may even have some beneficial properties.

Medical News Today: Spouse 'more likely to increase exercise levels if other spouse does'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
If a husband or wife increases their physical activity levels, their spouse is much more likely to follow suit, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Medical News Today: Studies show young people 'wish they were better informed about sex'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers investigating how young people learn about sex have identified a contrast between the information that young people currently receive and what they want.

Medical News Today: Suffocation increasingly used as suicide mechanism among young people

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:00
A report published this week has revealed that between 1994 and 2012, suicide rates by suffocation have increased greatly among adolescents, and particularly among females.

Medical News Today: Men are 'more narcissistic and entitled than women'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:00
A study examining gender differences across three aspects of narcissism finds that men are, on average, more narcissistic than women - a quality that has unique pros and cons.

Medical News Today: Flame retardants used in cell phones, tablets 'may cause obesity'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 06:00
Flame retardants used in cell phones and other electronic devices may be a cause of obesity, after researchers found they caused fat cell accumulation and weight gain in zebrafish.

Medical News Today: Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.

Medical News Today: 'Pee-powered' toilet could be game-changer for refugee camps

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have begun trialing a toilet they devised that collects urine for microbial fuels cells to convert into electricity to light up cubicles in refugee camps.

Medical News Today: Needle stick-injured Ebola doctor free of virus after vaccination

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'

Medical News Today: Best exercises during pregnancy: the top 5

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby. Maintaining fitness boosts mood, energy, sleep and prevents excess weight gain.

Medical News Today: Middle-aged, older adults more likely to engage in frequent drinking, study finds

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that while teens and young adults are most likely to drink heavily, frequent drinking is more common among middle-aged and older adults.

Medical News Today: Almost half of energy drink TV ads shown on channels for teens

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.

Medical News Today: Heroin deaths in US 'quadrupled from 2000 through 2013'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.

Medical News Today: Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.