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Medical News Today: Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

Medical News Today: Avocado compound holds promise for treating leukemia

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
A compound found in avocados - called avocatin B - selectively targets and destroys leukemia stem cells, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

Medical News Today: Poll finds that 90% of Americans have concerns over powdered alcohol

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:00
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.

Medical News Today: 'Flesh-eating' bacteria: Florida's beaches are safe, say officials

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:00
State health officials announce that Florida's beaches are safe to enjoy responsibly and risk of infection by Vibrio vulnificus or so-called flesh eating bacteria is minimal.

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm activating protein as drug target in Huntington's disease

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:00
After confirming its pivotal role in the development of Huntington's disease, scientists say the next step should be to develop drugs that disrupt the activating protein Rhes.

Medical News Today: Chocolate consumption linked to lower stroke and heart disease risk

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00
Though various health benefits have been linked to eating dark chocolate, a new study suggests there are potential health benefits associated with milk chocolate consumption.

Medical News Today: Bread: is bread bad for you?

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
Some argue that industrial bread production means too many preservatives, additives, salt and sugar, making it unhealthy. However, is bread really bad for you? MNT finds out.

Medical News Today: Smoking causes half of all deaths from 12 cancers, estimate shows

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
How many Americans are killed by cigarette smoking each year? An estimated answer to that question has been offered by scientists.

Medical News Today: Review calls for urgent changes to cervical cancer screening practices

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
To alter perceptions of cervical cancer, researchers call for awareness campaigns and for the upper age limit for cervical screening to be revisited.

Medical News Today: 'Cannibal disease' study reveals gene that produces CJD resistance

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Researchers investigating kuru, a brain disease associated with cannibalism, have discovered a genetic mutation that provided mice with resistance to both the disease and CJD.

Medical News Today: Underage drinking is decreasing in popularity, report suggests

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Despite a significant fall in levels of underage drinking between 2002 and 2013, a new report finds that alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among youths.

Medical News Today: FDA approve brain implant for treating symptoms of Parkinson's

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00
A new implantable brain stimulation device has been given approval for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.

Medical News Today: Flu viruses spread differently around the world

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:00
Understanding how seasonal flu viruses emerge and spread globally is important for disease control. Now, a new study reveals surprising differences among different strains.

Medical News Today: New gene for eczema, chronic itching, found

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:00
A mouse study identifies the serotonin receptor HTR7 as a potential new target for therapies to treat eczema and other chronic itching conditions.

Medical News Today: Poor sleep may raise the risk of heart attack, stroke

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00
Poor sleep may be linked to double the risk of heart attack and up to four times the risk of stroke, finds new research that is part of a WHO cardiovascular disease program.

Medical News Today: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): causes and treatment

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:00
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has many symptoms including tension, anxiety, mood swings, appetite changes, headache and muscle pain. MNT looks at ways to alleviate these symptoms.

Medical News Today: Healthy sleep: top doctors draw up list of recommendations

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:00
Delaying school for teenagers and having set guidance for different ages of children are part of advice from leading physicians about the 'critical need' for good-quality sleep.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancers sensitive to chemo identified by gene mutations

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:00
The ADAMTS family - no, not the fictional one with a similar name, but a genetic one - yields clues that could help doctors treat ovarian cancer more effectively in the future.