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Medical News Today: Adolescent e-cigarette use boosted by friend and family approval

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that adolescents may be more inclined to use e-cigarettes if their friends and family both use and approve of the devices.

Medical News Today: New blood marker could help identify mothers most at risk of postpartum depression

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have identified a blood marker that they say can identify women who are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify another frequently mutated gene in melanoma

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
Melanoma arises from gene mutations that activate cancer-causing pathways. Now. researchers have unmasked the identity of the third most frequently mutated gene in melanoma.

Medical News Today: 'Glue ear' may be treatable with nasal balloon

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
A simple procedure of blowing into a balloon through the nose can be an effective way to improve symptoms and avoid antibiotics in children with a a common middle-ear problem.

Medical News Today: Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthood

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.

Medical News Today: Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive care

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
Newborn babies - including those who are born at full term and normal weight - are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.

Medical News Today: Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders.

Medical News Today: CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:00
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana.

Medical News Today: 20% of new mothers are not receiving advice on how to place their baby to sleep

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:00
A new study has revealed almost 20% of mothers fail to receive advice about their newborn's sleeping position, increasing the risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

Medical News Today: Risk of death from shaken baby syndrome could be identified with new tool

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.

Medical News Today: FDA approve new daily pill for common skin cancer

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:00
The FDA have approved a new drug - sonidegib - for treating locally advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer that occurs in the top layer of the skin.

Medical News Today: 'Worm spitting' offers insights for heart research

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:00
The discovery of a nerve cell that controls spitting behavior in worms could increase our understanding of how our brain and nervous system regulates organs like the heart.

Medical News Today: Salt, sweet, sour... now fat is one of our basic tastes

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:00
In a new study, participants grouped cups of taste solution to identify 'fat' taste as a distinct new taste alongside the traditional basic tastes of salt, sweet and so on.

Medical News Today: DNA 'ambulance' discovery may shed light on origins of cancer

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported to sites within cells for repair. They also note that repair is often inaccurate and could lead to cancer.

Medical News Today: Awareness of fertility preservation options among younger cancer patients may be low

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:00
Many cancer treatments can affect a patient's fertility. Though fertility preservation options are available, awareness of them may be low, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Avoiding effects of ICU decisions for relatives could lead to PTSD

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms experienced by people making decisions for relatives in ICU may depend on their coping strategy.

Medical News Today: Aromatase inhibitors 'more effective than tamoxifen' for reducing breast cancer deaths

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 23:00
A study finds a class of hormonal drugs - aromatase inhibitors - are more effective than tamoxifen for reducing mortality among women with ER-positive breast cancer.

Medical News Today: 'HIV-style campaign' to cut cancer drug prices

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:00
A large group of America's leading cancer specialists have joined forces in support of action against drug prices, drawing up an action plan to curb costs.

Medical News Today: Rising autism prevalence 'driven by changes in classification'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:00
Between 2000 and 2010, rates of autism have tripled. However, a new study suggests that this rise is largely due to changes in intellectual disability categorization in the US.

Medical News Today: Chemotherapy for near-death cancer patients 'does not improve quality of life'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 07:00
A study assessing the impact of chemotherapy for cancer patients who are near death finds the treatment does not improve their quality of life.