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Medical News Today: 26 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Find out what is happening during week 26 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now approximately the size of a scallion and will now respond to light and sound.

Medical News Today: Music videos: exposure to alcohol, tobacco content high in teens

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'reduce chance of smokers quitting'

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:00
Rather than aiding smoking cessation, a new study suggests e-cigarettes may reduce the likelihood of smokers quitting conventional cigarettes.

Medical News Today: Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids?

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:00
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.

Medical News Today: Winter sports: have fun but stay safe

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 07:00
Winter sports are not as dangerous as many people think, but accidents do happen; following some tips and rules can help you stay safe.

Medical News Today: Urine test for early Alzheimer's steps closer

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
Using mouse models of Alzheimer's, researchers show how odor changes in urine - due to shifts in levels of compounds already present - may serve as a biomarker for early disease.

Medical News Today: Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
The more blasts combat veterans are exposed to, the more they show lasting changes in neuron activity in specific areas of the brain - as seen in retired boxers - study shows.

Medical News Today: Motor neurons and locomotion: even more complex than we thought

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:00
Locomotion in animals is a fascinatingly complex ability. The latest look at motor neurons' role in motion reveals a completely new layer of communication and intrigue.

Medical News Today: Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 23:00
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.

Medical News Today: Men, take note: eat more fruits to reduce risk of erectile dysfunction

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 23:00
Eating more foods rich in flavonoids - such as blueberries and citrus fruits - could lower men's risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 21%, according to new research.

Medical News Today: High urate levels may indicate Parkinson's risk in men

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 23:00
Men who develop Parkinson's disease also appear to have a higher level of uric acid in their blood, with potential implications for future therapies.

Medical News Today: 'No-buy' list could curb youth exposure to alcohol ads

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 08:00
One in eight alcohol adverts seen by young people are not compliant with industry guidelines. New criteria may help to curb the problem.

Medical News Today: Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 07:00
Many people with glaucoma do not realize they have it until they notice some vision loss. We look at the importance of regular eye exams for preventing glaucoma-related blindness.

Medical News Today: Does high folic acid intake reduce immune system defenses?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 06:00
A new study conducted in mice suggests that excess folic acid intake could impair specific immune cells, leaving them vulnerable to infections and cancer.

Medical News Today: Stomach acid drugs linked to chronic kidney disease

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 02:00
A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease.

Medical News Today: Estrogen may weaken flu virus in women

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 02:00
A study comparing the effects of estrogen and estrogen-like compounds on nasal cells from men and women finds it reduces virus replication in the female - but not the male - cells.

Medical News Today: How dogs can recognize human emotions

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:00
Dogs have an inherent ability to recognize human emotions by drawing on a combination of sensory information - such as facial expressions - according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Opioid use in pregnancy puts infants at risk

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:00
Opioid use is increasing during pregnancy and so is the prevalence of neonatal abstinence syndrome. An expert calls for limiting prescriptions and monitoring use in severe cases.

Medical News Today: Potatoes and pregnancy: a recipe for diabetes?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:00
The potato is one of the most commonly consumed food items on the planet. However, new research shows that pregnant women should be slightly more cautious around this tuber.

Medical News Today: Good news: frozen fecal transplantation as effective as fresh

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:00
To fight C. difficile infection, frozen fecal microbiota transplantation is just as effective as transplantation with fresh fecal samples, according to a new study.