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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's researchers cast a broader net to find a cure

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 23:00
Two doctors from Danish international pharmaceutical company Lundbeck write about the challenges researchers face in uncovering a much-needed cure for Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Zika: portable, rapid diagnostic test could reach clinical use in months

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.

Medical News Today: Robot performs surgery on soft tissue better than human hands

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:00
A new study of soft tissue surgery on live pigs shows that replacing human hands - even if robot-assisted - with a supervised robot gives better results.

Medical News Today: Switching to e-cigarettes may reduce immediate tobacco-related harm to heart

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:00
Heart cells showed a stress response to tobacco cigarette smoke but not e-cigarette vapor in a new study, suggesting less immediate cardiovascular harm from e-cigarettes.

Medical News Today: My baby is imitating me...or is she?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Human babies are not born with the ability to imitate the gestures of others, but probably learn to around the age of 6 to 8 months, says research that challenges popular opinion.

Medical News Today: Bipolar, autism, and schizophrenia might share genetic origin

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Researchers investigating rare genetic variations involved in bipolar disorder find an intriguing link to other psychiatric conditions, such as autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Poor fetal, maternal outcomes linked to high-fructose diet in pregnancy

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Consuming too much fructose - often present in processed foods - during pregnancy may restrict fetal growth and cause placental defects, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia, bipolar tied to yeast infection

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00
Research finds a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and in women with these illnesses who have memory problems.

Medical News Today: What are the Health Benefits of Walnuts?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the health benefits of walnuts. This article provides both nutritional information and recipes for these single-seeded stone fruits.

Medical News Today: ALS may arise from protein build-up in nerve cells

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
Mutations in the gene SOD1 are known to cause ALS, but it was not known if the associated protein was involved. Now, a study shows the protein may drive ALS in a prion-like way.

Medical News Today: Warfarin use for atrial fibrillation increases dementia risk

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:00
A new study using data from more than 10,000 patients demonstrates a link between warfarin, atrial fibrillation, and an increased risk of dementia.

Medical News Today: Medical error 'causes more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S. annually'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:00
Researchers estimate that medical error is a cause of more than 250,000 deaths annually in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of death in the country.

Medical News Today: Wired Health: Innovations within our reach

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:00
The third annual Wired Health conference took place last week in the United Kingdom, and MNT were on hand to report on how technology is helping to transform health.

Medical News Today: Antibiotics can promote 'bad' gut microbes by disrupting oxygen

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:00
A new study provides further insight into how antibiotics can paradoxically reduce infection and cause illness by disrupting conditions that alter good-bad gut microbe balance.