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Medical News Today: What Effect Does Caffeine Have on Depression?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 05:00
Learn about the possible positive and negative effects of caffeine on depression. What foods should people with depression eat and which should they avoid?

Medical News Today: Lumps Behind My Ear: What Could They Be?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:00
Lumps in the skin behind the ear have numerous causes but when should someone consult a doctor? Learn about lymph nodes, mastoiditis, and other symptoms.

Medical News Today: Making skin 'leaky' to improve drug delivery

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:00
Scientists use atmospheric microplasma to improve uptake of drug compounds through the skin by disrupting the impermeable outer layer of the skin.

Medical News Today: Thyroid medicine found to reduce preterm birth, stillbirth

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:00
A new study examines whether common thyroid medication benefits pregnant women with mild hypothyroidism and their newly born infants.

Medical News Today: Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:00
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.

Medical News Today: Teens who vape more likely to become heavy smokers

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:00
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.

Medical News Today: Cancer: Age of diagnosis may influence heart disease death risk

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:00
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.

Medical News Today: Stroke vs. Heart Attack: Treatment and Recovery

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 05:00
What causes a heart attack and what causes a stroke? Learn about the symptoms for each, treatment and recovery, and possible lifestyle changes to help.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency may raise bladder cancer risk

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
Inadequate vitamin D levels are linked with a range of health problems, and researchers have now established a link with bladder cancer.

Medical News Today: Can Karo Syrup Be Used for Treating Constipation?

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.

Medical News Today: How does a high-protein diet aid weight loss? Study sheds light

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how an enzyme produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.

Medical News Today: Food additive alters gut bacteria to cause colorectal cancer

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 08:00
A new study investigates the link between a common food additive and gut microbiota in mice. Changes in intestinal bacteria may lead to colon cancer.

Medical News Today: Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:00
Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika.

Medical News Today: Muscle-wasting in cancer patients could be diagnosed earlier with new tool

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 06:00
Researchers develop a tool for diagnosing the wasting condition cachexia - which kills about a third of cancer patients - before it becomes irreversible.

Medical News Today: Alcoholic Hepatitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:00
What is alcoholic hepatitis? Learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and prevention. Also learn about alcohol's effect on the liver.

Medical News Today: Low oxytocin may lead to low empathy, study finds

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The 'love hormone' seems to be responsible for deficient levels of empathy in patients with certain neurological conditions, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Harm from a week's overeating may be canceled by exercise

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 00:00
Overindulging in food for a week can be unhealthy, but matching it with regular aerobic exercise appears to cancel the ill effects on fatty tissue.

Medical News Today: How do orgasms affect the brain? Study investigates

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 00:00
A new study reveals how rhythmic sexual stimulation can induce rhythmic activity in the brain, causing a 'sexual trance' associated with climax.

Medical News Today: Analyzing earworms: Why does that tune get stuck in your head?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
What makes a tune so catchy that it won't leave your brain? New research analyzes the data and answers this age old question. The brainworm is tamed.

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