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Medical News Today: 10 Simple Remedies for Earache

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Learn about different simple remedies here.

Medical News Today: Liver cancer risk influenced by blood selenium levels

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
People who have low levels of the trace mineral selenium in their blood may be up to 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Breast-feeding may reduce asthma symptoms for at-risk infants

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.

Medical News Today: Heatwaves, cold snaps may raise preterm birth risk

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:00
Exposure to extreme heat or cold during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

Medical News Today: Caffeine may complicate blood pressure treatment and diagnosis

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:00
Caffeine has been linked to increases in blood pressure, and a new study suggests that it may interfere with blood pressure testing and treatment.

Medical News Today: Height and spatial awareness: who draws the short straw?

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 23:00
Comparing short and tall people has been a scientific pastime for many years. The latest difference to be unearthed appears to be spatial awareness.

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease: Potential treatment to prevent fibrosis uncovered

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have made a significant discovery in understanding the cause of fibrosis in Crohn's disease, which offers a target for potential therapies.

Medical News Today: Antibiotics in early life could raise children's food allergy risk

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:00
Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.

Medical News Today: Reefer slackness: Does marijuana reduce motivation?

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 07:00
Does popular belief that cannabis reduces motivation hold true? Researchers investigate across two studies, yielding surprising findings.

Medical News Today: Sepsis deaths fell dramatically after hospital implemented simple steps

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 06:00
Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.

Medical News Today: What is the Function of the Hypothalamus?

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The hypothalamus is a small area in the center of the brain. Learn about its different roles and the disorders that can affect it.

Medical News Today: Simple computer model sheds light on sleeping brain

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation.

Medical News Today: Brain maintains representation of hands decades after amputation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The University of Oxford have found that the brains of people who have had their hands amputated remember the missing body parts decades after amputation.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use rising as more people think it is safe

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:00
The number of Americans who perceive marijuana as a risky drug fell between 2002-2014, fueling an increase in use, find researchers.

Medical News Today: Childbirth pain linked to risk of postpartum depression

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 07:00
Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:00
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
A simple blood test can often detect diabetes. If the test produces borderline results, a glucose tolerance test may help with the final diagnosis.

Medical News Today: How much influence does alcohol have on female fertility?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
Although most doctors recommend cutting out alcohol when trying to become pregnant, the exact relationship between fertility and alcohol is not understood.

Medical News Today: Sexual problems more common among young women after heart attack

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
Younger women between ages 18-55 years are more likely than men to experience sexual function problems in the year following a heart attack, study finds.

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking may reduce frailty, cardiovascular disease for seniors

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 08:00
A new report says there is increasing evidence that moderate alcohol use reduces age-related inflammation, benefiting the cardiovascular health of seniors.

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