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Medical News Today: Blood pressure medication could prevent alcohol, drug addiction

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:00
A study of the effect of isradipine in addicted rats suggests the drug reverses brain rewiring that underlies memories of addiction-associated places.

Medical News Today: Men on Viagra show 'higher risk of skin cancer'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
Skin cancer had a higher incidence among men taking PDE5 inhibitors but the link may not be causal. Instead, it may be linked to other factors.

Medical News Today: Diaphragm birth control: how safe and effective is it?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It fits inside your vagina and covers your cervix. Find out how the diaphragm works and how effective it is.

Medical News Today: 'Lack of high-quality evidence' supporting benefits of medical marijuana, study finds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.

Medical News Today: Defibrillators 'grossly underused' in older heart attack patients

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.

Medical News Today: Climate change is a 'medical emergency,' report suggests

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
A commission reports that climate change is inextricably linked with public health, and that tackling climate change presents an opportunity to improve public health worldwide.

Medical News Today: Diets high in fat, sugar may reduce cognitive functioning by altering gut bacteria

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from Oregon State University found that mice fed diets high in fat or sugar experienced gut bacteria changes associated with reduced cognitive functioning.

Medical News Today: Most lupus pregnancies have good outcomes, study finds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:00
Although women with lupus have previously been advised against becoming pregnant due to health concerns, a 10-year study finds that outcomes are mostly positive.

Medical News Today: Stress in domestic cats: new review discusses causes and management

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:00
A new review from a group of veterinarians discusses how stress can arise in domestic cats and outlines ways to prevent and reduce it.

Medical News Today: 'Smart insulin patch' could revolutionize glucose control for diabetics

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:00
Diabetics could one day be using smart skin patches with tiny, painless needles that detect changes in blood sugar and give appropriate insulin doses instead of insulin injections.

Medical News Today: Is yogurt good for you?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
Yogurt is a simple pleasure packed with nutrients, good bacteria, and is a great way to boost protein levels. However, do all yogurts prove to be a healthy choice? MNT finds out.

Medical News Today: Gut microbe may improve metabolic health, body fat distribution, study finds

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a gut microbe - called Akkermansia muciniphila - associated with better metabolic health and leanness among overweight or obese individuals.

Medical News Today: Over two-thirds of Americans estimated to be overweight, obese

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
New estimates suggest that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Experts state population-based strategies to reduce risk factors are required.

Medical News Today: Analysis finds 23% of children are victims of cyberbullying

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
A review of 36 studies looking at online harassment and bullying among children finds evidence of a strong link between cyberbullying and depression, with girls being most at risk.