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Medical News Today: Most overdoses leading to emergency hospital visits involve prescription opioids

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found that over two thirds of overdoses that lead to emergency department visits are the result of the abuse or misuse of prescription opioids.

Medical News Today: Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
Researchers suggest that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained at age 55 or over may increase dementia risk, as could mild TBI at age 65 or over.

Medical News Today: Ibuprofen 'preferable to morphine' for child fractures

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:00
Although ibuprofen and oral morphine are both effective at reducing pain among children with fractures, morphine is associated with more adverse effects, suggests new study.

Medical News Today: Mental illness linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:00
A new study by researchers in Canada finds individuals with mental health disorders may be more likely to experience heart disease or stroke than the general population.

Medical News Today: Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:00
A new mouse study suggests that a heart failure medication - called digoxin - could potentially be used to treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Medical News Today: Stem cells that release cancer-killing toxins offer new brain tumor treatment

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have made stem cells that produce and secrete cancer-killing toxins without harming the stem cells themselves, and used them to treat mice following brain tumor surgery.

Medical News Today: Cheap, fast 'paper strip' test for Ebola, other infections, steps closer

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:00
Cheap, fast reliable field tests for diseases like Ebola that use just drops of blood or saliva on strips of paper are getting closer, say scientists working on synthetic biology.

Medical News Today: Cocoa flavanols linked to improved memory in seniors

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00
Naturally occurring flavanols in cocoa improved the memory of healthy adults aged 50-69, according to a new study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center.

Medical News Today: Childhood cancer treatment could increase risk of breast cancer

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
A study has found that radiation therapy for Wilms tumor, a rare form of childhood kidney cancer, could lead to a higher risk of future breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Study links high LDL cholesterol to aortic valve disease

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found an association between people who are genetically predisposed to high levels of 'bad' cholesterol and aortic valve stenosis - a form of aortic valve disease.

Medical News Today: Walnut-enriched diet slows Alzheimer's progression in mice

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
A new study found a walnut-enriched diet fed to mice with Alzheimer's improved their learning skills, memory, anxiety and motor coordination.

Medical News Today: High levels of toxic molds identified in herbal medicines

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Pakistan found high levels of toxic molds in plants commonly used for herbal medicines, which could have serious implications for human health.

Medical News Today: Seasonal depression 'caused by increased levels of serotonin transporter protein'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:00
Researchers claim to have identified the cause of seasonal depression, after finding that patients with the disorder have high serotonin transporter protein levels in winter.

Medical News Today: 3D printing may make individualized medicine more affordable

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:00
The development of a new drug-polymer filament system has allowed pills to be reproduced by a 3D printer to a high degree of accuracy for the first time, according to researchers.

Medical News Today: Could sun exposure help prevent obesity, diabetes?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's-Down syndrome relationship explained

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00
Almost all people with Down syndrome develop some signs of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers now claim to have mapped the mechanism driving this association.

Medical News Today: Can daydreaming enhance mental performance?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:00
Allowing the mind to wander may not be such a negative thing when it comes to working on complex mental tasks, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Medical News Today: Ebola survivors' blood to undergo evaluation as treatment option

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:00
An EU-funded project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treatment with blood and plasma made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients is due to start soon in Guinea.

Medical News Today: Scientists convert human skin cells directly into brain cells

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:00
Scientists reprogrammed human skin cells so they converted directly into brain cells - skipping the stem cell phase. Transplanted into mice, they survived 6 months.

Medical News Today: Ebola control measures in Montserrado, Liberia 'not enough to contain virus'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00
In a new study, researchers say current control measures in Montserrado, Liberia are not enough to contain the Ebola outbreak, and up-scales of these measures are urgently needed.

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