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Medical News Today: Brain inflammation links chronic pain with depression

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe they have discovered a biophysical link between inflammation in the brain caused by chronic pain and the development of associated mood disorders.

Medical News Today: Just one HPV vaccine dose 'could be enough' to prevent cervical cancer

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
Three doses of the HPV vaccine are recommended to protect against cervical cancer, but a new analysis finds just one dose could be sufficient against most cases.

Medical News Today: Woman gives birth after receiving ovarian tissue transplant from childhood

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
In a world first, a woman with ovarian failure has successfully given birth to a healthy baby after receiving transplantation of ovarian tissue from her childhood.

Medical News Today: 'Gut reaction' to illness found to inform immune system response

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have discovered that signaling from cells in the gut program immune cells to fight infection before they arrive at the site.

Medical News Today: Birth month may influence risk of 55 diseases

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:00
A study has run millions of medical records through computer calculations to discover that numerous diseases are associated with season or month of birth.

Medical News Today: Extreme exercise may lead to sepsis, study finds

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:00
Extreme exercise can cause bacteria from the intestine to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, or sepsis, according to the results of two new studies.

Medical News Today: Organ transplant medication could protect against Alzheimer's

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
Commonly used medication for organ transplant patients that also inhibits the enzyme calcineurin may be able to protect patients from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Study finds genetic link between creativity and schizophrenia, bipolar

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
New research finds people with creative professions or hobbies - such as musicians and artists - are more likely to have genetic variants linked to schizophrenia and bipolar.

Medical News Today: Age gap between parents may influence autism risk

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:00
Children of teen moms, older parents and parents with a relatively large age gap have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: 'Statins linked to acute memory loss - but are unlikely to cause it'

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 02:00
A link with statins to acute memory loss may have nothing to with the drugs themselves - but is 'more likely' to be due to better diagnosis in people going for the prescriptions.

Medical News Today: Can virtual reality help stroke patients recover arm movement?

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 02:00
Patients who have impaired arm movement due to stroke can benefit from virtual reality therapy, suggests a new study, after participants regained use of paretic limbs.

Medical News Today: MERS: What you need to know about it

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:00
With an outbreak of MERS in South Korea, we take a look at what MERS is, how it started out, who is most at risk and how it can be prevented and treated.

Medical News Today: For-profit health: some US hospitals mark up costs by 1,000%

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:00
New study finds the 50 hospitals in the US with the highest markup of prices charge patients over 10 times that allowed by Medicare, posing a particular problem for the uninsured.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy test: how early can you take a pregnancy test?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:00
All pregnancy tests measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) - the pregnancy hormone. MNT explains how pregnancy tests work, when to take one, and their accuracy.

Medical News Today: Groove is in the heart: could music have therapeutic potential?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have demonstrated that certain types of music can have a physical effect on the heart, suggesting that music could one day be used as treatment for heart conditions.

Medical News Today: More than 95% of the global population has at least one health problem, study finds

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:00
Only 1 in 20 people worldwide are without health problems, according to new research, with more than 30% of the global population experiencing at least five medical conditions.

Medical News Today: 'Stroke ages the brain 8 years overnight'

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:00
Research into black-white disparity on levels of cognitive decline instead finds a consequence common to both - that a stroke causes brain-power loss equivalent to aging 8 years.

Medical News Today: Could owning a cat raise the risk of mental illness?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:00
New research has linked cat ownership in childhood with greater later-life risk of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, attributing the link to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

Medical News Today: Experts reflect on the past, present and future of diabetes

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 06:00
A symposium has looked back at the improvements made in diabetes research and treatment over the past 50 years, as well as identifying what still needs to be done going forward.

Medical News Today: Fusion of normal cells may trigger genetic changes leading to cancer

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:00
A new study shedding light on cancer development suggests when two normal cells fuse with one another, they can trigger a 'genomic catastrophe' that can turn these cells cancerous.