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Medical News Today: Five common medical misconceptions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Science constantly uncovers new information, but there are still plenty of misconceptions that get passed around. Here we burst five such common myths.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:00
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women.

Medical News Today: Heart disease risk may be increased with air pollution exposure

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds greater average air pollution exposure over 3 months is linked to an increase in heart disease risk factors, such as higher cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Teen obesity: Could it be driven by low hormone levels?

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers.

Medical News Today: Is it a Cold or Sinusitis? Learn to Spot the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.

Medical News Today: Smoking while pregnant linked to schizophrenia in offspring

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:00
Smoking during pregnancy may affect the mental health of offspring, increasing their risk of schizophrenia by 38 percent, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from fecal transplantation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Fecal microbiota transplantation eased ulcerative colitis symptoms and healed the colon in three times as many treated patients as controls, study shows.

Medical News Today: Cancer immunotherapy 'takes the brakes off natural killer cells'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:00
Researchers suggest removing a protein that acts as a brake on natural killer cells could boost the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's linked to loss of Y chromosome in men

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Breaking research shows that men whose blood cells have lost their Y chromosomes have increased Alzheimer's risk. Could this explain why men die younger?

Medical News Today: Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Greater blood pressure variability over 5 years may speed up cognitive decline for older adults, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Immunotherapy may overcome chemotherapy resistance

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:00
One barrier to successful ovarian cancer treatment is that eventually the cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Researchers suggest immunotherapy may be a way to overcome this.

Medical News Today: Poorer health and wealth in later life for preterm, low-birth-weight babies

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Babies born prematurely at an extremely low birth weight may have lower income and poorer health in later life than those born a normal weight.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:00
The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.

Medical News Today: Liver cancer recurrence may be predictable from protein levels

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:00
Study finds the protein p62 is necessary and sufficient for development of liver cancer in mice and its high expression in non-cancerous liver tissue predicts recurrence in humans.

Medical News Today: Do young, female cancer survivors get enough info about infertility?

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:00
Currently, very few young, female cancer survivors opt for fertility preservation either before or after treatment. New research asks whether there is an information gap.

Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation study suggests women fare worse but live longer than men

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 23:00
An observational study of 10,000 Americans with atrial fibrillation suggests women have more symptoms and worse quality of life than men, suffer more strokes, but live longer.

Medical News Today: Could swimming pools, hot tubs increase the risk of gene mutations?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 23:00
Disinfectants used in swimming pools and hot tubs react with sweat, urine, and other human compounds to create byproducts, which researchers say have the potential to alter DNA.

Medical News Today: Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 23:00
New research from Sweden shows that compared with non-shift workers, people who work shifts performed less well on a test commonly used to screen for cognitive impairment.

Medical News Today: Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 23:00
Consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of salt daily - more than the current recommendation - increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.