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Medical News Today: Can losing sleep decrease brain volume?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
Interrupted sleep does not only make us tired. According to a new study, shortened sleep may be associated with faster decline in brain volume.

Medical News Today: Aircraft crew more likely to develop melanomas

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
According to a new medical literature review, pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of developing melanomas compared with the general population.

Medical News Today: First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Streptomycin, an antibiotic that is also used as a pesticide in North America, has been implicated for the first time in a case of anaphylactic reaction.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: should PSA screening be routine?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
In 2012, the USPSTF made a recommendation against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer - a move met with criticism. We look at the evidence for and against such testing.

Medical News Today: Are females more susceptible to effects of marijuana?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Due to fluctuations in the hormone estrogen, females may be more susceptible than males to the effects of THC in marijuana, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Rabies virus hijacks nerve transport system to hasten to brain

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
A new study suggests the rabies virus manipulates the transport machinery of nerve axons allowing it to rapidly reach the brain where it multiplies and causes deadly disease.

Medical News Today: DRC Ebola outbreak 'distinct and independent event,' say WHO

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
The new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not related to the one currently circulating in West Africa, say WHO after testing samples from both.

Medical News Today: Double mastectomy rates increasing, but procedure 'does not reduce mortality'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say there has been an increase in the number of breast cancer patients opting for a double mastectomy, but they did not link the procedure to lower mortality.

Medical News Today: An hour of exercise a day almost halves risk of heart failure

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Study finds that 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart failure by 46%.

Medical News Today: If adhered to, branded diets are 'similarly effective'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
How does the Atkins diet compare to Weight Watchers at losing weight? A new meta-analysis suggests there is not much between them, as long as diets are followed for 12 months.

Medical News Today: Infant feeding habits may predict eating behaviors in later life

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.

Medical News Today: Are molecular mechanisms to blame for how stress affects us?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism behind why stress affects some individuals more than others, potentially leading to better anxiety and depression treatments.

Medical News Today: Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.

Medical News Today: Brain scans suggest people can learn to like healthy foods

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:00
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie toward low-calorie food over a 6-month structured behavioral weight-loss program.

Medical News Today: Electronic nose sniffs out C. diff

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:00
Using a mass spectrometer, researchers detect the highly infectious bacteria C. diff and also identify particular strains from the unique chemical fingerprint.

Medical News Today: American diet 'improving' but remains poor overall

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Consumption of trans fats has fallen, but there is a widening gap in terms of diet quality between rich and poor, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

Medical News Today: Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

Medical News Today: New, biodegradable stent 'as good as current gold standard'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Patients are at risk of complications from the steel and non-biodegradable polymers coronary artery stents are made of. A new, experimental stent may provide a solution.

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