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Medical News Today: Reducing fatty acid production may help treat arthritis, leukemia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
Reducing the production of fatty acids called ether lipids could be a new treatment strategy for arthritis and leukemia, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00
For the first time, researchers have convincingly identified an ensemble of neurons in the brain that is crucial to focusing attention and ignoring distractions.

Medical News Today: Cold noses more vulnerable to catching colds

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
One reason we tend to catch more colds in the winter may be because our noses are cold and our immune system does not work so well at lower temperatures, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer 'easier to detect' with new type of MRI

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
New restriction spectrum imaging-MRI or RSI-MRI is better than current prostate imaging and may have important implications for prostate cancer treatments, new study says.

Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery linked to reduced mortality 5-10 years after procedure

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Obese individuals who have weight loss surgery may have better long-term survival than those who do not have the surgery, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Elevated blood sugar in heart failure patients linked with early death

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that acute heart failure patients should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival at the emergency department.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy 'not reduced' by intensive type 1 diabetes treatment

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have reported that intensive type 1 diabetes treatment is associated with a modest improvement in life expectancy compared with conventional treatment.

Medical News Today: New genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes identified

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:00
An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has uncovered clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes.

Medical News Today: 'Imaginary meal' in a pill could be new dieting aid

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have created a new diet pill that they say tricks the body into thinking it has eaten a satisfying meal, causing weight loss and reduced blood glucose and cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Small screens in the bedroom hinder children's sleep

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get.

Medical News Today: Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 06:00
Although strict rest - sometimes for several days, in a darkened room - is standard care for concussed patients, a new study suggests it may actually impede recovery.

Medical News Today: Menstrual cycle may influence women's ability to quit smoking

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:00
Research on cigarette craving found hormone levels in women - which fluctuate with menstrual cycle and affect craving-linked brain circuits - could be a factor in withdrawal.

Medical News Today: US lifts Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:00
From January 6th, travelers from Mali will no longer be screened for Ebola when entering the US, nor will their entry be restricted to designated airports, say federal agencies.

Medical News Today: Eat more whole grains to reduce CVD, total mortality risk

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:00
Every 28 g of whole grains consumed may reduce total mortality risk by 5% and CVD mortality risk by 9%, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Neurodegenerative diseases 'may increase risk for criminal behavior'

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have examined criminal behavior in patients with dementing neurodegenerative diseases and found that some increase risk for individuals committing certain crimes.

Medical News Today: Rotating night shift work linked to all-cause, CVD and lung cancer mortality

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds women who work rotating night shifts for more than 5 years may be at higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality.

Medical News Today: Female mice lifespan reduced by fructose-glucose mixture

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:00
A recent mouse study has found that consumption of a fructose-glucose mixture, found in high-fructose corn syrup, led to reduced lifespan and reproduction in female mice.