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Medical News Today: Eating more dietary fiber linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the more fiber people consume - especially from cereals - the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Large ovarian cancer study reveals new clues on genetics of chemoresistance

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:00
Large, whole-genome sequencing study reveals some of the genetic tricks ovarian cancer uses to evade chemotherapy, opening door to new treatments for high-grade serous carcinoma.

Medical News Today: Lab work discovers bladder cell secret against urinary infection

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered that when bladder cells cannot neutralize bacteria in the usual way, they simply vomit up the encapsulated invaders instead.

Medical News Today: 'Balancing protein and carbs equal in benefit to cutting calories'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:00
A new mouse study suggests that a diet that balances carbohydrate and protein consumption can be as beneficial to health as reducing calorie consumption.

Medical News Today: New insight into taste bud renewal offers hope for cancer patients with taste dysfunction

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a way in which taste buds renew, offering hope for many cancer patients who experience taste dysfunction as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Medical News Today: Major clinical trial supports early treatment for all HIV patients

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
A major international study finds HIV patients are significantly less likely to develop AIDS and other serious illnesses if they receive early treatment with antiretroviral drugs.

Medical News Today: Hearing protection: what are my options?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we test out a number of ear plugs designed to protect our ears and hearing from exposure to unsafe levels of noise in venues and clubs.

Medical News Today: Study finds that 5.8% of the general population have experienced psychotic episodes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:00
Psychotic episodes in the general population are relatively infrequent, suggests a new cross-national study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Medical News Today: 'Cell-squeezing' expands options for immunotherapy vaccines

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 02:00
Immunotherapy - where the immune system is trained to attack cancer and other diseases - is proving hard to realize in practice. A new cell-squeezing device may rekindle progress.

Medical News Today: New hominin species joins Lucy on the human family tree

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have discovered fossils of a human ancestor in Ethiopia up to 3.5 million-years-old that overlaps in time with the famous Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

Medical News Today: 430,000-year-old skull fractures may represent earliest case of murder in humans

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00
A 430,000-year-old skull uncovered from a cave in northern Spain has fractures that researchers believe were intentional, representing the earliest case of murder in human history.

Medical News Today: Hip fracture drug prevention strategies are 'pointless'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 23:00
The main approach to hip fracture prevention is neither viable as a public health strategy nor cost-effective, and drugs give 'small effect at a risk,' claims BMJ campaign article.

Medical News Today: Protein discovery shows promise for secondary breast cancer prevention

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the spread of breast cancer to the bone, bringing us a step closer to finding a way to prevent secondary breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet could reduce risk of endometrial cancer

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests that women who strictly follow a Mediterranean diet could reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by more than half.

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking linked to heart damage in the elderly

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may experience alterations to heart structure and poorer heart function, a new study finds, with women most at risk.

Medical News Today: BMJ opinion piece calls for reclassification of psychedelics

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:00
The schedule 1 classification of LSD, psilocybin and other psychedelics makes research into their potential therapeutic benefits almost impossible, argues one expert.

Medical News Today: Fast chip test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in sight

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:00
A simple chip-based test that diagnoses antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hours instead of days promises to allow doctors to pick the right antibiotic first time.

Medical News Today: New urine test may lessen need to draw blood

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:00
By finding a way to isolate the protein biomarkers of disease in urine, researchers have devised a potentially faster, cheaper test that could reduce the need for blood samples.

Medical News Today: Groundbreaking treatment uses herpes to combat skin cancer

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
In a phase 3 trial, researchers showed how a genetically modified herpes virus halted disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Medical News Today: Newer contraceptives come with higher clotting risks, analysis finds

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:00
A new study published in The BMJ finds that modern oral contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of serious blood clots.