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Medical News Today: Age-related immune system decline slowed by antioxidants

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:00
A new study suggests that antioxidants in the diet could preserve the function of the thymus - an organ crucial to the immune system.

Medical News Today: 10 health risks of chronic heavy drinking

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Excessive alcohol use can lead to an increased risk of several serious health problems. MNT finds out what the top 10 health risks of chronic heavy drinking include.

Medical News Today: High salt intake may increase MS risk for people with genetic susceptibility

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Study using mouse model of MS suggests a high intake of salt may be a risk factor for the disease, depending on genes and gender, with females at greater risk in one genetic group.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover how a gene mutation causes autism

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called UBE3A cause autism, and reveal that some existing drugs hold promise for treating the condition.

Medical News Today: High-GI diet may raise depression risk for postmenopausal women

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:00
A high-GI diet has been previously linked to health problems. Now, a new study has revealed the diet can increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women.

Medical News Today: How do different energy sources affect public health?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 07:00
In the wake of America’s proposed Clean Power Plan, we take a look at the effects that fossil fuels and renewable energy sources can have on health.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study finds

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:00
Over 30% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive longer than 10 years, according to a new study, with many of these patients considered high risk of dying from the disease.

Medical News Today: Could sleeping on one's side reduce risk of Alzheimer's?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical News Today: Stress found to influence brain networks and reduce self-control

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have investigated the influence that stress can have on self-control, examining the changes occurring in the brain that could contribute to this.

Medical News Today: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Facts and Side Effects

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for a number of severe mental illnesses in which electric currents are passed through the brain to trigger a brief seizure.

Medical News Today: 'Start high and go low' dosing strategy advised for chronic insomnia

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
A study finds chronic insomnia patients may get better treatment response and lower incidence of side effects if they use smaller and fewer doses of sleep drugs plus placebos.

Medical News Today: Poor thinking skills linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
New research finds people with poor planning, problem-solving and reasoning skills - known as executive function - may be at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

Medical News Today: Study finds no link between early marijuana use and later health problems

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:00
A study has revealed there is no link between teenage marijuana use and the development of physical and mental health problems later in life.

Medical News Today: Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?

Medical News Today: Birth control pill 'provides long-term protection against endometrial cancer'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Researchers estimate that over the past 50 years, use of the birth control pill has prevented around 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer in high-income countries.

Medical News Today: Music in operating theaters could impair communication

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Researchers investigating the impact of music played in operating theaters has found that it can have a disruptive influence on communication between staff members.

Medical News Today: Implantable biosensor could monitor progress of cancer therapy

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are working on a biosensor that can be implanted into a tumor during biopsy to monitor levels of cancer biomarkers and send readings wirelessly for doctors to see.