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Medical News Today: Online dating: how does your profile picture affect perceptions of trust?

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Enhancing a profile picture on an online dating site may boost attractiveness, but it also influences how trustworthy a person is perceived to be, according to new research.

Medical News Today: High users of ER 'not time-wasters but at higher death risk'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:00
Frequent use of emergency rooms does not mean patients are a nuisance, say authors of a study finding high numbers of emergency hospital visits are linked to a doubled death risk.

Medical News Today: Statin use linked with delayed progression of prostate cancer

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:00
New research finds that statins appeared to slow prostate cancer progression in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. However, further studies are required.

Medical News Today: What overall impact will the Ebola crisis have on global health security?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
A series of essays written by leading global health experts discuss the West African Ebola epidemic and consider whether it might rejuvenate global health security.

Medical News Today: Moving to a poorer neighborhood may raise obesity risk

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
Moving to a neighborhood that is socioeconomically deprived has been linked to weight gain in a new study, suggesting neighborhood deprivation may be a risk factor for obesity.

Medical News Today: Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.

Medical News Today: More highly educated women are having children, study says

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, the share of highly educated women who are childless into their mid-40s has decreased significantly over the last 2 decades.

Medical News Today: Pycnogenol boosts endothelial function in a range of borderline conditions

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:00
We report on the results of a clinical trial into a natural plant abstract to treat hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia

Medical News Today: New device performs skin biopsies in minutes without anesthetic

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have patented a device that performs skin biopsies in under 5 minutes - instead of the usual 30 or more - without the need for local anesthesia or specialized staff.

Medical News Today: Virus-based malaria vaccine shows promise in early trial

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:00
The first field trial of a new malaria vaccine that uses two viruses encoding the malaria antigen to prime the immune system finds it is 67% effective against P. falciparum.