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In The News:
Medical News Today: ADHD medication: is it a good idea?
The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Is giving birth at the weekend more dangerous?
New research delves into the worrying implications for mother and child of being born on a Saturday or Sunday, rather than a weekday.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Superfoods: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks
Find out all about superfoods; foods that typically provide many nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, for minimal calories.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment
In a new study, decanoic acid, which forms part of the MCT ketogenic diet, was found to be more effective than current medications in preventing seizures in people with epilepsy.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Does the gut microbiome tell us when we are full?
Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Crib bumpers: infant deaths are on the rise
Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Loneliness alters the immune system to cause illness, study finds
Researchers shed light on how loneliness can cause illness; it disrupts stress signaling, which ultimately leads to increased inflammatory response and reduced antiviral response.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy
New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Gene-edited mosquitoes cannot transmit malaria
Using a new gene-editing technique, scientists create a mosquito that passes on inability to transmit malaria to 99.5% of its offspring, raising hopes for disease eradication.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:00:00 PST

Medical News Today: Congenital heart defect means higher chance of stroke
People with congenital heart defects have a 5-6 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke, and a 9-12 times higher risk of ischemic stroke than the general population.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PST

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