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Medical News Today: UK can expect mosquito-borne diseases as climate warms, say experts

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:00
Leading public health experts warn that as the climate warms, the UK will see accelerated arrival of chikungunya, dengue fever, West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may reverse progression of low-grade prostate tumors

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
The preliminary results of a small randomized controlled trial suggest that patients with less aggressive prostate tumors may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements.

Medical News Today: ¿Qué es la frecuencia cardiaca? ¿Cuál es el pulso normal de una persona?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
Encuentre todo lo relacionado con la frecuencia cardíaca (cuántas veces el corazón se contrae y se relaja por minuto) y cómo tomar su pulso.

Medical News Today: Treating sewage with chlorine may promote antibiotic resistance

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that the use of chlorine in wastewater treatment plants could lead to the formation of new antibiotics and contribute toward antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Tobacco industry 'using well-resourced tactics' to prevent global tobacco control

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
In the fifth edition of The Tobacco Atlas, the authors say the tobacco industry is hampering global efforts to reduce tobacco use by using a number of 'well-resourced' tactics.

Medical News Today: Acne patients: 'substantial proportion' fail to collect prescribed treatment

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
Dermatologist-prescribed treatments are being left on pharmacy shelves by up to a quarter of people with acne, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Chemical found in nettles and ants could improve cancer drug

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that sodium formate, a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants, could greatly increase the ability of a drug to shut down cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Study warns of increasing incidence of brain bleeds in US population over next 15 years

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:00
A study estimates that by 2030, around 60,000 Americans a year will develop chronic brain bleeds, with many needing neurosurgery. This may put a strain on the medical community.

Medical News Today: Stem cell-based therapy for type 2 diabetes shows promise

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:00
A new stem cell-based treatment for type 2 diabetes has proved effective in mice, improving glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and leading to rapid weight loss.

Medical News Today: An extra hour of sleep 'boosts women's likelihood of sex'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 07:00
Women are 14% more likely to have sex with their partner if they get an additional hour of sleep the previous night, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer survey: black and Hispanic women have less say in care

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:00
Study reveals racial differences in the level of involvement women have in their breast cancer care, with minorities being less active in the selection of surgeon or hospital.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify enzyme that causes heart failure

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and other institutions reveal the discovery of an enzyme - called PDE-9 - that triggers heart failure by breaking down a protective heart protein.

Medical News Today: Trust grows with age and is good for well-being, study shows

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:00
New research finds trust grows as we age and there is a strong link between trust and well-being through life, suggesting it is not a liability for older people.

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis research to benefit from lab-grown 'mini-lungs'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:00
Using stem cells derived from patients' skin cells, scientists have made organoids of airway lung tissue that should be more reliable than mice for cystic fibrosis research.

Medical News Today: An interlock device in every new car 'could prevent 80% of drunk-driving deaths'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:00
Introducing interlock devices to all newly built vehicles could prevent more than 60,000 alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths over the next 15 years, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: New drug 'halts disease progression' in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
Brentuximab vedotin proved effective in stopping disease progression in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma when administered straight after stem cell transplantation.

Medical News Today: How men speak with their friends could be linked to sexual violence

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
The manner in which men discuss sex and women with their friends may influence how likely a man is to commit acts of sexual aggression toward women, a study reports.

Medical News Today: Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:00
Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D 'ineffective as treatment for hypertension'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.

Medical News Today: Are people who bite their nails perfectionists?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:00
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin are not simply 'nervous' habits, a new study finds, suggesting they are instead associated with perfectionism, frustration and boredom.