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Medical News Today: Life after death: couples' life quality linked, even after one partner dies

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 23:00
While researchers know a spouse's quality of life can be influenced by that of their partner, a new study finds this association continues even after one spouse dies.

Medical News Today: Teens who use cannabis at risk of schizophrenia

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 23:00
THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, alters the brain in ways related to neuropsychotic disorders such as schizophrenia when it is used by adolescents.

Medical News Today: Men's sexual health: are the supplements safe?

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:00
Over-the-counter treatments for men's sexual health are widely available and often used, but are they effective or even safe? A new study suggests not.

Medical News Today: One hookah session delivers 125 times the smoke of one cigarette

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:00
New research has arisen that looks into the harms of hookah smoking. Study authors say one hookah smoking session delivers 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.

Medical News Today: Just 1 day of unhealthy eating can impact sleep quality

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:00
Researchers suggest that eating foods high in saturated fat and sugar and low in fiber - just for 1 day - may lead to poorer sleep quality.

Medical News Today: How obesity promotes colorectal cancer

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00
Scientists have identified the mechanism linking obesity to colorectal cancer and suggested an approved therapy to prevent the cancer's development.

Medical News Today: Think on your feet: standing desks improve student cognition

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:00
In the first examination into students' cognitive responses to standing desks, researchers have found that students' executive function and working memory capabilities improved.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D tied to fertility in wild sheep

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 02:00
A study of wild sheep on a remote Scottish island found that higher levels of Vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive fitness in the animals.

Medical News Today: WHO: Ebola ends in West Africa, but 'expect new flare-ups'

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 02:00
While the WHO have declared the end of latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia and say all known transmission has stopped in West Africa, flare-ups are still likely, they caution.

Medical News Today: Broken sleep raises risk of stroke

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
Older people who experience high levels of sleep fragmentation also tend to have more hardened arteries in the brain and brain tissue damage.

Medical News Today: Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Eating greens is indisputably beneficial for general health, and the latest research says that leafy vegetables might help save your sight, too.

Medical News Today: 26 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Find out what is happening during week 26 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now approximately the size of a scallion and will now respond to light and sound.

Medical News Today: Music videos: exposure to alcohol, tobacco content high in teens

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'reduce chance of smokers quitting'

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:00
Rather than aiding smoking cessation, a new study suggests e-cigarettes may reduce the likelihood of smokers quitting conventional cigarettes.

Medical News Today: Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids?

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:00
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.

Medical News Today: Winter sports: have fun but stay safe

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 07:00
Winter sports are not as dangerous as many people think, but accidents do happen; following some tips and rules can help you stay safe.

Medical News Today: Urine test for early Alzheimer's steps closer

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
Using mouse models of Alzheimer's, researchers show how odor changes in urine - due to shifts in levels of compounds already present - may serve as a biomarker for early disease.

Medical News Today: Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
The more blasts combat veterans are exposed to, the more they show lasting changes in neuron activity in specific areas of the brain - as seen in retired boxers - study shows.

Medical News Today: Motor neurons and locomotion: even more complex than we thought

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:00
Locomotion in animals is a fascinatingly complex ability. The latest look at motor neurons' role in motion reveals a completely new layer of communication and intrigue.

Medical News Today: Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 23:00
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.