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Medical News Today: Breastfeeding may reduce arsenic exposure in infants, study suggests

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:00
Infants who were exclusively breastfed were found to have much lower levels of arsenic in their urine than those who were formula fed, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Study reveals how C. difficile disrupts the gut

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:00
Infection by C. difficile is a major public health threat. Most patients get it after taking antibiotics. Now, a study reveals in detail how the pathogen wreaks havoc in the gut.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify key protein behind heart's 'metronome'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:00
A new study identifies a protein that synchronizes contraction of sarcomeres - contractile proteins in heart muscle - to ensure the heart maintains its steady, metronomic rhythm.

Medical News Today: Gene identified that lays foundation for pancreatic cancer

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have identified a gene that affects the structure of pancreatic cells, laying the groundwork for pancreatic cancer to develop.

Medical News Today: Brain differences in preteens open to experimenting

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found stronger links between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior insula and putamen brain regions in naturally explorative preteens.

Medical News Today: Mothers with postpartum depression 'could benefit from phone-based peer support'

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Receiving telephone-based peer support from mothers who have recovered from postpartum depression could help new mothers who are suffering from the condition, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding may influence immune system development in early life

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.

Medical News Today: Active surveillance 'may be appropriate' for intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
Comparable rates of mortality following radiotherapy mean that active surveillance may be apt for both low-risk and favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer, a study suggests.

Medical News Today: Daily cola 'raises cancer risk' due to caramel coloring

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 23:00
Caramel coloring in soft drinks creates a carcinogen during production, say researchers, producing a cancer risk above the acceptable level of one case in every 100,000 people.

Medical News Today: 'Precision medicine' model may help prevent diabetes in at-risk population

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 23:00
New research published in The BMJ details the development of a 'precision medicine' model that could predict the best ways to prevent diabetes in those at high risk.

Medical News Today: Injectable, 'self-healing' hydrogel may offer simpler form of long-term drug delivery

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, MIT researchers reveal how they have created an injectable hydrogel that can deliver two drugs simultaneously over extended time periods.

Medical News Today: Statins may not protect against Parkinson's after all, study finds

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 07:00
Some previous studies have suggested that statins offer protective benefits against Parkinson's. However, a new study suggests statins may actually increase Parkinson's risk.

Medical News Today: Cigarette-modifying regulations 'unlikely' to alter illicit tobacco demand

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 06:00
A report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine suggests that potential measures to modify cigarettes are not likely to affect the demand for illicit tobacco.

Medical News Today: Camel antibodies ferry anti-cancer viruses directly to tumor cells

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:00
Since they can withstand the harsh conditions inside cells better than human antibodies, camel and alpaca antibodies may be ideal for carrying anti-cancer viruses to cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Advance of resistant malaria 'poses serious global threat'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:00
A study warns of global threat after finding malaria parasites resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin in samples taken across Myanmar and its border regions.

Medical News Today: Women with MS may 'have lower levels of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory nutrients'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds women with MS may have lower levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, though it is unclear whether this a cause or result of the condition.

Medical News Today: Cancer advances 'have benefited younger people more'

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
Despite advances in cancer care, older people's survival rates did not improve as much as younger people's from 1990 to 2010 in the US.

Medical News Today: New genes discovered associated with asthma and allergies

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified over 30 new genes that give people a predisposition towards asthma and allergies. These genes may provide new targets for these conditions.

Medical News Today: Global obesity response is 'unacceptably slow,' according to experts

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:00
Improved training of health care professionals, tightened regulations and more healthy food programs are needed to counter growing obesity and an aggressive food industry.

Medical News Today: Three-parent IVF: the benefits and the risks

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:00
Mitochondrial donation is likely to pass into UK law after MPs voted in favor of the procedure earlier this month. We look at the potential pros and cons of the technique.