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Medical News Today: Are molecular mechanisms to blame for how stress affects us?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:00
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism behind why stress affects some individuals more than others, potentially leading to better anxiety and depression treatments.

Medical News Today: Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:00
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.

Medical News Today: Brain scans suggest people can learn to like healthy foods

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:00
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie toward low-calorie food over a 6-month structured behavioral weight-loss program.

Medical News Today: Electronic nose sniffs out C. diff

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:00
Using a mass spectrometer, researchers detect the highly infectious bacteria C. diff and also identify particular strains from the unique chemical fingerprint.

Medical News Today: American diet 'improving' but remains poor overall

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:00
Consumption of trans fats has fallen, but there is a widening gap in terms of diet quality between rich and poor, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

Medical News Today: Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

Medical News Today: New, biodegradable stent 'as good as current gold standard'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:00
Patients are at risk of complications from the steel and non-biodegradable polymers coronary artery stents are made of. A new, experimental stent may provide a solution.

Medical News Today: New drug '20% more effective than ACE inhibitors' for treating heart failure

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:00
A new study claims that an experimental drug called LCZ696 is 20% more effective than ACE inhibitors in reducing heart failure-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Medical News Today: Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression - is it a myth?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:00
The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has been popular since at least the late 1980s. However, a new study in mice casts doubt on its veracity.

Medical News Today: ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.

Medical News Today: Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:00
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:00
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.

Medical News Today: Is cell phone addiction on the horizon?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:00
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette secondhand smoke has 'increased levels of toxic metals'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:00
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.

Medical News Today: Kidney stones may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:00
A new study finds that kidney stones - a condition that affects around 1 in 10 Americans - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Medical News Today: Skin glow from fruits and vegetables 'more attractive than a tan'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:00
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can give you a skin glow more attractive than that caused by tanning, according to a new study, and It is all down to carotenoids.

Medical News Today: 'Mixed results' from use of medicine for cardiac surgery patients

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:00
Colchicine causes mixed results in cardiac surgery patients - reducing the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome, yet increasing incidence of gastrointestinal intolerance.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce risk of heart attack or stroke'

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:00
Another study has questioned the benefits of vitamin D supplements, claiming they do not protect against heart attack or stroke, although they may prevent heart failure in seniors.

Medical News Today: Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:00
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.

Medical News Today: Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:00
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.