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A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply.
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.
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?
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.
A study of NHS hospitals suggests those that employ private cleaners have higher rates of the superbug MRSA, which can cause life-threatening infection.
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.
A new study finds that levels of circulating tumor DNA could act as a more reliable marker for ovarian cancer and help predict outcomes.
In a new study, a novel light therapy called VTP led to complete remission in almost half of men with early localized prostate cancer.
Genome analysis of over 112,500 participants in the UK Biobank links self-reported sleep disruption to obesity, restless legs syndrome, and schizophrenia.
In cardiology, CVD prevention remains a key area of study, but what new insights have we gained in 2016 from research findings? MNT investigate.
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.
A new study suggests that casual users of marijuana have a stronger relationship with negative moods, compared with heavy and nonusers.
Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about psoriasis triggers and flares and how psoriasis is treated in the ears. Is there a connection between psoriasis and hearing loss?
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.