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Medical News Today: Embryo Transfers: What You Need to Know

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 05:00
Learn what an embryo transfer is and when it is needed. What should be expected before and after, and what different types of embryo transfer are there?

Medical News Today: How Can Vitamin D Help With Psoriasis?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:00
What is vitamin D and how is it linked to UVB? Learn how to get more vitamin D and how other vitamins and supplements may help with psoriasis.

Medical News Today: Could turning white fat to brown hold key to new obesity treatment?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:00
White fat is linked to obesity, but brown fat uses up energy. Find out how scientists discovered the secret to converting bad fat to good.

Medical News Today: Searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Why you might get it wrong

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:00
You might try to avoid buying your friends and family cliché gifts this Christmas, but new research suggests that might be exactly what they want.

Medical News Today: Study investigates how to turn stem cells into motor neurons

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 08:00
A team of researchers investigates details of the cellular mechanisms involved in transforming a stem cell into a motor neuron, through direct programming.

Medical News Today: Marijuana: Could it slow Parkinson's disease progression?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 07:00
A new comprehensive literature review suggests symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be treated with marijuana, which could potentially slow progression.

Medical News Today: Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:00
Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis.

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 05:00
Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and these similarities can make diagnosis hard. Learn about differences in symptoms and treatment.

Medical News Today: HPV in Men: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 23:00
HPV is often associated with women, but men can get it too. Learn about its symptoms, links to a number of cancers, causes, and treatments.

Medical News Today: Memory recall, fear response influenced by breathing

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 23:00
Breathing is not just necessary for oxygen. New research finds inhalation synchronizes brain activity linked to memory recall and fear response.

Medical News Today: Why does time fly when you're having fun? Study sheds light

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 23:00
Researchers in Portugal have begun to understand why we perceive time differently. Their study on mice identifies neurons that control time perception.

Medical News Today: Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:00
New research presented in India suggests 1 hour of yoga each day significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension.

Medical News Today: How a high-fat diet enhances the spread of cancer

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:00
As well as discovering a protein that is key to cancer metastasis, researchers have found that dietary fat works with this protein to worsen cancer spread.

Medical News Today: Light therapy shows promise as noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 06:00
Study shows light therapy that induces gamma oscillations in the brain substantially reduces beta-amyloid plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: How to Relieve Gas: Easy Methods and Remedies

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
Everyone has gas, but for some people it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Find out what causes gas and how to reduce the problem.

Medical News Today: Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:00
In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.

Medical News Today: Optimism may boost women's longevity

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest it pays to think positively, after finding that women who are more optimistic may be at lower risk of death from numerous diseases.

Medical News Today: New Parkinson's drug heralded as breakthrough

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:00
Although the treatment of Parkinson's disease has not seen any major advances for decades, MSDC-0160, a diabetes drug, could signal a revolution.

Medical News Today: Sweet potato wastewater may help weight loss

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 08:00
Sweet potatoes have great nutritional value. Now, research suggests even the water left over from cooking sweet potatoes has slimming effects.

Medical News Today: Peer pressure and festive food: Who are you trying to impress?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:00
Who we eat with affects what we eat and how much of it. How will your peer or family group affect your dietary plans this Christmas?