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Medical News Today: Can Karo Syrup Be Used for Treating Constipation?

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.

Medical News Today: How does a high-protein diet aid weight loss? Study sheds light

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how an enzyme produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.

Medical News Today: Food additive alters gut bacteria to cause colorectal cancer

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 08:00
A new study investigates the link between a common food additive and gut microbiota in mice. Changes in intestinal bacteria may lead to colon cancer.

Medical News Today: Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:00
Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika.

Medical News Today: Muscle-wasting in cancer patients could be diagnosed earlier with new tool

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 06:00
Researchers develop a tool for diagnosing the wasting condition cachexia - which kills about a third of cancer patients - before it becomes irreversible.

Medical News Today: Alcoholic Hepatitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:00
What is alcoholic hepatitis? Learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and prevention. Also learn about alcohol's effect on the liver.

Medical News Today: Low oxytocin may lead to low empathy, study finds

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The 'love hormone' seems to be responsible for deficient levels of empathy in patients with certain neurological conditions, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Harm from a week's overeating may be canceled by exercise

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 00:00
Overindulging in food for a week can be unhealthy, but matching it with regular aerobic exercise appears to cancel the ill effects on fatty tissue.

Medical News Today: How do orgasms affect the brain? Study investigates

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 00:00
A new study reveals how rhythmic sexual stimulation can induce rhythmic activity in the brain, causing a 'sexual trance' associated with climax.

Medical News Today: Analyzing earworms: Why does that tune get stuck in your head?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
What makes a tune so catchy that it won't leave your brain? New research analyzes the data and answers this age old question. The brainworm is tamed.

Medical News Today: Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone for overweight men

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how a 12-week aerobic exercise program significantly increased testosterone levels for men who were overweight or obese.

Medical News Today: What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes caused by buildup of toxic fat, study suggests

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 08:00
New study suggests a certain toxic metabolite might be responsible for type 2 diabetes. This might explain why some normal-weight people develop diabetes.

Medical News Today: Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 07:00
New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns.

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:00
Removing or blocking the protein Gal3 reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes, study shows.

Medical News Today: Twenty cigarettes daily for 1 year equals 150 lung cell mutations

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.

Medical News Today: Worrying about health increases heart disease risk

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study looks at the consequences of health anxiety on heart health. Excessive worrying over one's health might increase the risk of heart disease.

Medical News Today: Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.

Medical News Today: Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:00
Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.