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Medical News Today: Will overpopulation lead to public health catastrophe?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:00
Overpopulation is a beloved trope of dystopian fiction. But do the findings of a new study projecting that there will be up to 12.3 billion people by 2100 spell doom for humankind?

Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of asthma attacks

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:00
For individuals with asthma, having low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of asthma attacks by 25%, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue: structural abnormalities found in brains of patients

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:00
CFS is difficult to diagnose in the absence of current diagnostic tests or biomarkers. Now, researchers have uncovered brain differences that could play a role in diagnosis.

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer blood test: scientists discover more potential markers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds the blood of pancreatic cancer patients contains high levels of small RNA molecules - adding further hope that diagnosis via a simple blood test may be possible.

Medical News Today: Ancient viruses regenerated from 700-year-old frozen reindeer poop

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
Our knowledge of long-dead viruses is limited by their poor preservation in ancient specimens. Now, molecular genetics shows it is possible to regenerate them from frozen samples.

Medical News Today: Milk may increase risk of fractures, overall mortality in both sexes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
Researchers in Sweden claim that a higher consumption of milk is not associated with a lower risk of fractures and may instead be linked with a higher rate of mortality.

Medical News Today: Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:00
An extract from shiitake mushrooms - AHCC - could help treat HPV infection, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer treatment linked to cardiac death risk

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that, among men with existing heart problems, androgen deprivation therapy is linked with a 3.3-times increased risk of cardiac death.

Medical News Today: Sleeping with more than 20 women in a lifetime linked to lower prostate cancer risk

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00
A new study suggests men who sleep with more than 20 women may be at lower risk of prostate cancer, while men with more than 20 male sexual partners may be at higher risk.

Medical News Today: Black tea, citrus consumption 'could lower ovarian cancer risk'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00
Consuming foods with flavonoids - including black tea, red wine, apples and citrus fruits - has been linked to a lower risk of ovarian cancer in a new study.

Medical News Today: Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:00
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Insight into how cells copy chromosomes important for fighting cancer

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:00
How cells unpack their chromosomes, unravel their long strands of DNA and copy them is a bit of a mystery. Now, discovery of a key step could be important for cancer research.

Medical News Today: CDC issue interim guidance on Ebola monitoring

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:00
CDC's new guidance for people who have been in contact with Ebola patients would restrict the movement of those at high risk but not require them to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Medical News Today: Most overdoses leading to emergency hospital visits involve prescription opioids

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found that over two thirds of overdoses that lead to emergency department visits are the result of the abuse or misuse of prescription opioids.

Medical News Today: Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
Researchers suggest that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained at age 55 or over may increase dementia risk, as could mild TBI at age 65 or over.

Medical News Today: Ibuprofen 'preferable to morphine' for child fractures

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:00
Although ibuprofen and oral morphine are both effective at reducing pain among children with fractures, morphine is associated with more adverse effects, suggests new study.

Medical News Today: Mental illness linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:00
A new study by researchers in Canada finds individuals with mental health disorders may be more likely to experience heart disease or stroke than the general population.

Medical News Today: Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:00
A new mouse study suggests that a heart failure medication - called digoxin - could potentially be used to treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Medical News Today: Stem cells that release cancer-killing toxins offer new brain tumor treatment

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have made stem cells that produce and secrete cancer-killing toxins without harming the stem cells themselves, and used them to treat mice following brain tumor surgery.

Medical News Today: Cheap, fast 'paper strip' test for Ebola, other infections, steps closer

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:00
Cheap, fast reliable field tests for diseases like Ebola that use just drops of blood or saliva on strips of paper are getting closer, say scientists working on synthetic biology.