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Medical News Today: Study links a healthy diet to lower risk of COPD

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the US and France find that a healthy diet - as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 - could reduce the risk of COPD by up to a third.

Medical News Today: Strenuous jogging may do more harm than good, study finds

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Light jogging is best for reducing mortality, finds a new study, while strenuous jogging may be no better for health than being sedentary.

Medical News Today: Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.

Medical News Today: CBT to treat veterans' insomnia 'also reduced suicidal thoughts'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 06:00
Previous studies have found that soldiers with sleeping problems are at risk for depression. Now, research shows treating insomnia reduces suicidal ideation among veterans.

Medical News Today: Two military medics back in UK for Ebola monitoring

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Two UK military health care workers have been transported back to England from Sierra Leone after becoming exposed to Ebola via needle-stick injuries while treating patients.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover more potential biomarkers of early pancreatic cancer

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
Lesions can be early signs of pancreatic cancer, but taking biopsies to test them is very dangerous. Now, scientists may have discovered potential biomarkers of high-risk lesions.

Medical News Today: Austerity measures in Greece linked to sharp rise in suicides

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers report that rates of suicide rose sharply to a 30-year high in Greece following the introduction of further austerity measures.

Medical News Today: Sleep affected by screen use 'during the day as well as the night'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
A survey of almost 10,000 adolescents in Norway correlates time on electronic devices with poorer bedtimes, times taken to fall asleep, times in bed and sleep durations.

Medical News Today: A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Children may be over four times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 6 years if they have four or five early-life risk factors linked to obesity, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: CDC: most commercial foods for infants, toddlers contain too much salt, sugar

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers from the CDC find that more than 70% of commercial meals for toddlers contain too much salt, while many other foods and snacks contain too much sugar.

Medical News Today: Added fructose identified as major driver of type 2 diabetes 'epidemic'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:00
Clinical experts have urged for a dramatic reduction in the consumption of added sugars, calling for more restrictive dietary guidelines to tackle rising levels of diabetes.

Medical News Today: Neurosurgeons avoid brain surgery, conduct unnecessary tests 'out of lawsuit fear'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:00
The results of a new survey find that neurosurgeons operate in a climate of fear from potential malpractice suits, with 80% admitting to practicing defensive medicine

Medical News Today: Scientists find new target for most aggressive breast cancer

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:00
Researchers discover that a gene responsible for waste recycling in cells is underexpressed in triple-negative breast cancer. They suggest it could be a new target for therapy.

Medical News Today: HIV cure 'likely lies in targeting dormant virus reserves'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:00
HIV therapy does not reach reserves of the virus lying dormant in infected white blood cells, where experts say clues may lie to curing, as opposed to just controlling, infection.

Medical News Today: 'Visceral fear stops many attending cancer screening' - even those who wished to go

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:00
A number of different forms of fear affect the uptake of cancer screening, according to a large analysis of people invited for colorectal cancer testing.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of iodine?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing iodine, including preventing goiter, hypothyroidism, and mental deficiency and quadriplegia in newborns.

Medical News Today: First glimpse of anxiety-related protein may lead to new drugs

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Previously dismissed as an unimportant protein, the first details of TSPO's molecular structure suggest its potential as a target for future anti-anxiety drugs.

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic pill cure diabetes?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Cornell University say they reduced blood glucose levels in diabetic rats by up to 30% using a 'friendly' bacteria commonly found in the human gut.