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Medical News Today: Study warns of increasing incidence of brain bleeds in US population over next 15 years

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:00
A study estimates that by 2030, around 60,000 Americans a year will develop chronic brain bleeds, with many needing neurosurgery. This may put a strain on the medical community.

Medical News Today: Stem cell-based therapy for type 2 diabetes shows promise

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:00
A new stem cell-based treatment for type 2 diabetes has proved effective in mice, improving glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and leading to rapid weight loss.

Medical News Today: An extra hour of sleep 'boosts women's likelihood of sex'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 07:00
Women are 14% more likely to have sex with their partner if they get an additional hour of sleep the previous night, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer survey: black and Hispanic women have less say in care

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:00
Study reveals racial differences in the level of involvement women have in their breast cancer care, with minorities being less active in the selection of surgeon or hospital.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify enzyme that causes heart failure

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and other institutions reveal the discovery of an enzyme - called PDE-9 - that triggers heart failure by breaking down a protective heart protein.

Medical News Today: Trust grows with age and is good for well-being, study shows

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:00
New research finds trust grows as we age and there is a strong link between trust and well-being through life, suggesting it is not a liability for older people.

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis research to benefit from lab-grown 'mini-lungs'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:00
Using stem cells derived from patients' skin cells, scientists have made organoids of airway lung tissue that should be more reliable than mice for cystic fibrosis research.

Medical News Today: An interlock device in every new car 'could prevent 80% of drunk-driving deaths'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:00
Introducing interlock devices to all newly built vehicles could prevent more than 60,000 alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths over the next 15 years, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: New drug 'halts disease progression' in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
Brentuximab vedotin proved effective in stopping disease progression in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma when administered straight after stem cell transplantation.

Medical News Today: How men speak with their friends could be linked to sexual violence

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
The manner in which men discuss sex and women with their friends may influence how likely a man is to commit acts of sexual aggression toward women, a study reports.

Medical News Today: Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:00
Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D 'ineffective as treatment for hypertension'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.

Medical News Today: Are people who bite their nails perfectionists?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:00
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin are not simply 'nervous' habits, a new study finds, suggesting they are instead associated with perfectionism, frustration and boredom.

Medical News Today: Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
New insights into how mucus is overproduced in diseases like asthma and COPD may lead to new treatments for these and other airway diseases.

Medical News Today: Dangerous leukemia cells can be forced to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.

Medical News Today: 'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

Medical News Today: Doctors show race and social bias in study - but clinical decisions 'unaffected'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
In online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.

Medical News Today: Obesity may not reliably predict atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure may be more reliable indicators of atherosclerosis among Mexican-Americans than obesity, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Daily diet soda consumption linked to expanding waistlines

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
Seniors who drink a lot of diet soda are urged by researchers to curb their intake, particularly if they are at high cardiometabolic risk.

Medical News Today: How far away is a cure for blindness?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at disorders that reduce vision for which there is currently no cure, along with what forms of treatment are currently in development.