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Medical News Today: Antiviral potential found in hepatitis C virus

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that a peptide derived from the hepatitis C virus destroys a wide range of viruses but does not harm host cells because their membranes are different.

Medical News Today: Friendly bacteria regulate immune function in lung cells

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 02:00
Once considered as sterile, it appears the lungs are home to friendly bacteria that regulate the ability of lung dendritic cells to generate immune responses, suggests a new study.

Medical News Today: Intriguing gender differences found in autistic friendships

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 00:00
Autism is considered to be far more common in males. An insightful new study looks at the differences in relationships formed between autistic girls and boys.

Medical News Today: Could processed foods raise the risk of autoimmune diseases?

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have identified at least seven food additives - including gluten, sodium and glucose - that they believe may play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases.

Medical News Today: If one twin has cancer, risk increases for the other

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 23:00
A large twin study shows that if one twin has any type of cancer, the other twin has a higher risk of cancer, too, especially if the twins are identical.

Medical News Today: Infertility treatment 'does not affect offspring's early development'

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 08:00
In a new study, researchers found no difference in the risk of early developmental disabilities between children conceived through infertility treatment and those who were not.

Medical News Today: Oral fungicides may lead to loss of pregnancy

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 07:00
Vaginal candidiasis yeast infection is common in pregnant women, but the oral antifungal medication sometimes prescribed may lead to spontaneous abortion.

Medical News Today: Antidepressant use in pregnancy: increased risk of birth defects

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 06:00
Use of paroxetine - a drug that is part of the SSRI class of antidepressants - during early pregnancy is linked to increased risk of birth defects in newborns, say researchers.

Medical News Today: How can you improve your mental health and well-being in 2016?

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 03:00
The new year is here, and many of us will be looking to make changes in 2016. We look at ways in which you can improve your mental health and well-being in the year ahead.

Medical News Today: Tumor suppressor gene promotes some colorectal cancers

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 02:00
Sprouty2, a gene known to suppress spread of breast, prostate and liver cancer to other parts of the body - metastasis - may actually do the opposite in some colorectal cancers.

Medical News Today: Diabetes in UK tops 4 million

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 02:00
There are now over 4 million people in the UK with diabetes, many of whom are being denied the care and access to education needed to manage the condition, say a health charity.

Medical News Today: Clues to Irish origins revealed by genome sequencing

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 00:00
Genome sequencing has revealed new clues as to the origins of Irish people and culture, as well as health conditions such as hemochromatosis, common to people of Celtic origin.

Medical News Today: 25 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 23:00
Find out what is happening in week 25 of your pregnancy. Your baby is now the size of a rutabaga and their lungs are almost ready for life outside the womb.

Medical News Today: School meals more nutritious, thanks to revised standards

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 23:00
The Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act that came into force in 2012 has improved the nutrition of school meals without negatively impacting meal participation rates, new research finds.

Medical News Today: The neuroscience of 'happy' and 'sad' jazz improvisation

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 23:00
Musical creativity is one of the most mysterious abilities of the human brain. A study scanning the brains of jazz musicians gives new insights.

Medical News Today: Does more vitamin D increase the risk of falls?

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 08:00
High doses of vitamin D do not appear to improve function in the lower extremities and may increase the risk of falling in seniors, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Study links high sugar intake to increased risk of breast cancer

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 07:00
Mice fed a diet enriched with sucrose or fructose were more likely to develop breast cancer and have the disease spread to the lungs, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Cancer drug discovery gets a boost from large 3D database

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 06:00
A 3D database that identifies 3 million surface structures on 110,000 cancer-causing molecules promises to boost development of new cancer drugs and treatments.

Medical News Today: Gene editing improves muscle function in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 02:00
A new gene-editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 improved muscle function in live mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, establishing its potential as a therapy for humans.

Medical News Today: Emergency Contraception: What Is The Morning-After Pill?

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 23:00
If primary methods of contraception fail, emergency contraception can be used. Learn about the morning-after pill, including when it should be used and the risks involved.