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Medical News Today: Heroin-assisted therapy 'better for some drug users than standard treatments'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
A Canadian researcher argues that for heroin users who do not benefit from standard addiction treatments, heroin-assisted therapy may be a better option.

Medical News Today: What is the point of health apps when we are healthy?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A debate in The BMJ asks whether we.should go with the tide on health apps, or if the popularity of this technology obscures more serious health debates.

Medical News Today: Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

Medical News Today: Researchers develop breath test that could predict, diagnose stomach cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a test that they say could accurately diagnose stomach cancer or predict risk for the disease by analyzing an individual's exhaled breath.

Medical News Today: Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Medical News Today: Vitamin E deficiency could damage brain

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 06:00
In a study involving zebrafish, scientists believe they have identified how vitamin E deficiency disrupts the movement of important nutrients to the brain.

Medical News Today: The 'resting' brain may be less 'noisy' than we think

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that occur during memory retrieval when the brain is in task mode match patterns that occur during rest and sleep.

Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.