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Increased muscle power may prolong life
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. (Medical News Today)

Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help
A new study has found that a large number of people who die from natural causes do not seek medical attention during the month before. (Medical News Today)

House dust microbes degrade cancer-causing chemical
A new study finds that the microbes in our household dust can break down cancer-causing environmental chemicals. However, this benefit comes at a cost. (Medical News Today)

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. (Medical News Today)

'Empathetic technology': Can devices know what you're feeling?
We report on a talk at this year's Wired Health, the annual conference on technological developments and their applications in healthcare. (Medical News Today)

People are living longer despite care inequalities
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world. (Medical News Today)

Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?
New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of mineral water?
Mineral water refers to bottled spring water. It naturally contains a range of minerals, including magnesium and calcium. In this article, we look at the health benefits of mineral water, any risks, and how it compares with regular tap water. (Medical News Today)

Even a low intake of red and processed meat may raise death risk
(Medical News Today)

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide
A global study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet, suggesting that low intake of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes is a major factor. (Medical News Today)

How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Could probiotics evolve in the gut and cause harm?
New research shows how bacteria adapt inside the gastrointestinal tract of mice and suggests that the effectiveness of probiotics might change over time. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about antifreeze poisoning
People who suspect that they or someone else has antifreeze poisoning should seek immediate medical care. Symptoms develop slowly, so it is important to seek help even if no symptoms are present. Early symptoms may be similar to alcohol intoxication. Learn more, including treatment and prevention, here. (Medical News Today)

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?
A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more. (Medical News Today)

Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know
Hot tub folliculitis is a skin infection that occurs as a result of bacteria in hot tubs, baths, and pools. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent it here. (Medical News Today)

CPR steps: A visual guide
Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use. (Medical News Today)

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

What's the best shower frequency?
The ideal frequency of showering depends on the season and a person’s age and lifestyle. It is possible to shower too much and cause skin issues. Learn more about how often you should shower here. (Medical News Today)

How preventable is sepsis-related death?
New research investigates the prevalence of sepsis-related deaths and how many such fatal cases could have been prevented with better hospital care. (Medical News Today)

New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs
The results of a preclinical trial show that a new drug may stop sepsis, which is a potentially fatal condition, from progressing. (Medical News Today)

How TV and breakfast may impact heart health
Two new studies examine how different TV-watching and breakfast-eating patterns affect the cardiovascular health of 2,000 adults. (Medical News Today)

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk
Studies have already shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. A new study goes one step further and proves that at-risk children are safe, too. (Medical News Today)

Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?
New research suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Pollutants may speed up ALS progression
New research suggests that environmental pollution, in general, and pesticides, in particular, may advance disease progression in people with ALS. (Medical News Today)

What are the pros and cons of GMO foods?
The use of GMO foods remains controversial. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of growing and eating genetically modified organisms, including the effects on human health and the environment. (Medical News Today)

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