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Medical News Today: Cigar smoking 'may be just as harmful as cigarette smoking'

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Cigar smoking exposes users to similar types of toxic and carcinogenic substances as cigarette smoking, according to a new study led by a researcher from the FDA.

Medical News Today: Meditation, group support linked to cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
Mindfulness meditation or group support may offer cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors, according to new research; the activities could prevent telomere shortening.

Medical News Today: Compassion for one person may lead to aggression toward another

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the University at Buffalo find that compassion for one person may lead us to become aggressive toward another on their behalf, and it may be down to hormones.

Medical News Today: Better sense of well-being linked to longer lifespan

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:00
A study of older people - average age 65 - published in The Lancet shows that having a sense of meaning and purpose is linked to longer lifespans.

Medical News Today: Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.

Medical News Today: Do camels vent the MERS virus?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:00
Researchers studying infected camels have found that they emit the MERS virus from their nostrils, making them the prime candidate for spreading it to humans.

Medical News Today: Weight 'influenced by gut bacteria'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:00
Our genes influence what type of bacteria we have in our gut, and this abundance of bacteria may affect our weight. These are the findings of a new study published in Cell.

Medical News Today: Lactose-intolerant people have lower risk of certain cancers - but why?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 06:00
Studies into a presumed link between milk consumption and cancer incidence in Western countries have been inconclusive. A new study investigates the issue using a novel approach.

Medical News Today: Predicting tumor spread by sorting traveling cancer cells

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:00
Researchers are developing a device that does more than count circulating cancer cells - it sorts them into type and identifies which have the greatest potential for tumor spread.

Medical News Today: Breakthrough in stem cell treatment for Parkinson's

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:00
In a new study, researchers say it is possible to make dopamine cells from embryonic stem cells and transplant them into the brain, paving the way for a new Parkinson's treatment.

Medical News Today: Could a high-fat diet help slow brain aging?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00
In a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome, scientists claim to have found evidence that brain aging can be postponed if the mice are fed a high-fat diet.

Medical News Today: Researchers decode bacteria from WWI soldier who died of dysentery

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers from the UK have used genetic sequencing to decode a sample of Shigella flexneri bacteria recovered from a soldier who died of dysentery during WWI.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover key to growing norovirus in human cells

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Through discovering how to cultivate norovirus in human cells, researchers will now be able to work toward developing medicine to treat the contagious virus.

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C vaccine shows promise in early clinical trial

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 07:00
A new study reveals that a vaccine for hepatitis C - delivered in two doses 8 weeks apart - generated strong immune responses in volunteers, protecting them against the virus.

Medical News Today: How does stigma surrounding COPD affect research and care?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 07:00
November is COPD Awareness Month. We look at a recent study that suggests some COPD patients have been neglected in research and ask: does stigma prevent patients accessing care?

Medical News Today: Could a common blood pressure drug completely reverse diabetes?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 06:00
Verapamil, a common blood pressure drug, has been shown to completely reverse diabetes in mice. Now, researchers are conducting a clinical trial to see if it works in humans.

Medical News Today: Celiac disease triggers may include non-gluten proteins

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:00
Researchers find many celiac patients have immune reactions to non-gluten wheat proteins and say this should be considered in current and future research on celiac treatments.

Medical News Today: Women's finer sense of smell may be due to more brain cells

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds women have more brain cells dedicated to sense of smell and suggests this may explain their reported superior ability to sense, identify and remember odors.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer rates rising in young adults

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00
While colorectal cancer rates are falling in people aged 50 and older, a new study has found that incidence is increasing among people aged 20-49, and could rise further.

Medical News Today: Health, well-being of aging population 'at risk' if interventions are overlooked

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 23:00
Studies published in The Lancet claim that older people will be at risk of chronic illness and poor well-being in the future unless effective strategies are put in place.