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Medical News Today: Can simply naming vegetables differently increase healthful eating?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research examines how using more appetizing words to describe healthful foods affects eating choices and finds that the wording can go a long way.
Medical News Today: Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A study on the effect of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation shows that those with the greatest impairment at baseline benefited the most.
Medical News Today: Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:00:00 PDT
A new study finds that a slow walking speed at the age of 45 correlates with premature cognitive and physical aging, and that slow gait may predict aging.
Medical News Today: Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu.
Medical News Today: What are neurotransmitters?
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:00:00 PDT
When a person poops, they may temporarily lose the weight of the stool. However, this is not a good weight loss strategy. Learn more about bowel movements and weight loss here.
Medical News Today: What is plantar fasciitis?
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plantar fasciitis here.
Medical News Today: What to know about acetylcholine
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments.
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia.
Medical News Today: How blood vessel health may drive IBD
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:00:00 PDT
Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments.
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research on type 2 diabetes shows that regaining weight reverses much of the cardiovascular risk reduction that initial weight loss affords.
Medical News Today: New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic.
Medical News Today: Most common 3 STDs on the rise, according to CDC report
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A new CDC report outlines recent increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the US. The report asks why, and outlines what should be done.
Medical News Today: Todo lo que debes saber sobre las úlceras bucales
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 PDT
¿Qué son las úlceras bucales y cuáles son los más comunes? Aprende aquí sobre los síntomas, las causas, la prevención y el tratamiento de las úlceras bucales.
Medical News Today: ¿Qué debemos saber sobre los niveles de hemoglobina?
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 PDT
La hemoglobina es una proteína en los glóbulos rojos. El oxígeno que ingresa a los pulmones se adhiere a esta proteína y los glóbulos transportan oxígeno a todo el cuerpo. Es importante conocer los niveles de hemoglobina, síntomas, riesgos y su relación con la anemia.
Medical News Today: What causes cysts on the penis?
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Many factors can cause a cyst to form on the penis, and the cyst can lead to varying symptoms. Here, we discuss the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and risk factors of penile cysts.
Medical News Today: What to know about post-viral syndrome
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Post-viral syndrome, or post-viral fatigue, refers to tiredness or weakness that lingers after a person fights off a viral infection. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What are the 12 cranial nerves?
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:00:00 PDT
The cranial nerves are a set of twelve nerves that originate in the brain. Each has a different function for sense or movement. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis.
Medical News Today: How air pollution may lead to hair loss
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:00:00 PDT
New research explains the effect of pollution particles on hair follicle cells and suggests that the mechanism explains why pollution leads to hair loss.