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Medical News Today: Decreased risk of colorectal cancer linked with higher selenium levels

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:00
Although studies in recent years have linked high selenium levels to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests a protective effect against colorectal cancer.

Medical News Today: Blood test to predict coronary heart disease risk approved by FDA

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:00
The FDA have approved a new test that can predict the risk of coronary heart disease, and they say the test is particularly effective for identifying such risk among black women.

Medical News Today: Delayed cord clamping results in better immediate newborn outcomes

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:00
How soon after birth to cut the umbilical cord is a controversial topic, but a new study suggests waiting for 2 minutes results in better newborn outcomes.

Medical News Today: Shape of antibody makes a difference in fighting cancer

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have found that the precise shape of an antibody can make a big difference in cancer immunotherapy - treatments that help the immune system target and kill cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer improves long-term survival

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows that when added to chemotherapy, trastuzumab - commonly known as Herceptin - significantly improves long-term survival of HER2-positive breast cancer patients.

Medical News Today: Longer lives for older people who feel younger than actual age

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00
New research has found an association between having a self-perceived age younger than chronological age and lower rates of mortality.

Medical News Today: Yoga comparable with walking, biking to improve cardiovascular risk

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the US and Netherlands find that yoga may provide the same cardiovascular disease risk factor reduction as traditional activities such as biking or brisk walking.

Medical News Today: Women's risk of heart disease, stroke associated with age at first menstrual cycle

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:00
Women who began menstruation at age 10 or younger or at age 17 or older may be at increased risk of heart disease, stroke and hypertension later in life, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette use among teenagers on the rise

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:00
A new study involving high school students in Hawaii finds that 30% of them report using e-cigarettes - a rate more than three times higher than that reported by the CDC last year.

Medical News Today: Salt, not high blood pressure, may be to blame for that headache

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:00
Departing from the belief that a special diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can ease headaches, a new study suggests it is simply salt intake that is the culprit.

Medical News Today: Scientists reprogram fat cells to burn off calories

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 06:00
In humans, white fat stores calories and brown fat burns them. Now, scientists have discovered how to reprogram white fat cells to behave like brown fat cells and burn off energy.

Medical News Today: Supplement may prevent heart disease in people with low birth weight

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:00
Study finds supplemental co-enzyme Q (CoQ) may lower the risk of heart disease in people whose risk is higher because of lower birth weight and rapid postnatal growth.

Medical News Today: Asthma risks 'may be boosted by energy efficient homes'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00
A study from UK-based researchers suggests that the British government's drive toward more energy efficient homes may have adverse effects for occupants with asthma.

Medical News Today: Hormone-unrelated breast cancer death rate lowered by reducing dietary fat

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:00
Researchers found that death rates in early-stage breast cancer patients with hormone-unrelated breast cancer fell significantly, following a reduction in dietary fat intake.

Medical News Today: Extraversion, conscientiousness linked to immune system function

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:00
People who are extraverts may benefit from a stronger immune system, while conscientious people may have a weaker one, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'much less addictive, toxic' than conventional cigarettes

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:00
In a new study that surveyed former smokers who have switched to e-cigarettes, researchers found participants were much less dependent on e-cigarettes than traditional cigarettes.

Medical News Today: Low maternal weight gain linked to increased risk of male fetal death

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:00
Women who gain little weight during pregnancy and who are carrying a boy may be at higher risk of fetal death than women who gain higher amounts of weight, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Could an antidepressant prevent symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:00
A commonly used antidepressant called fluoxetine, better known as Prozac, may be effective for preventing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Endurance training alters skeletal muscle 'at an epigenetic level'

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:00
A study examining epigenetic changes in participants performing one-legged cycling reports that methylation was associated with changes of activity in 4,000 genes.

Medical News Today: A burning question: why are waiting room magazines typically out of date?

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 07:00
For their Christmas issue, the BMJ have released a study that investigates why magazines in doctors' waiting rooms are typically out of date.