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Medical News Today: Childbirth: how should women facing labor approach their birth plan?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:00
Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods.

Medical News Today: Jawless fish genes tell us about human brain evolution

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:00
Lamprey are primitive, jawless fish that occupy a key place in the vertebrate evolutionary tree. Now a study of their genes reveals insights into the origins of the human brain.

Medical News Today: Global team finds new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:00
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.

Medical News Today: Could artificial sweeteners promote diabetes and obesity?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
Artificial sweeteners are often recommended to aid weight loss and help manage type 2 diabetes. But a new study suggests they could actually have the opposite effect.

Medical News Today: Post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to food addiction

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
Numerous studies have linked PTSD with increased obesity risk, now a new study may explain why. Researchers found that women with PTSD have a higher prevalence of food addiction.

Medical News Today: Link found between migraine and Parkinson's

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of aggressive subtypes of breast cancer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
African-American women who have children but do not breastfeed have a higher risk for estrogen receptor and triple-negative breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.

Medical News Today: Should animal organs be farmed for human transplants?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
We look at the history of xenotransplantation, where research currently stands on this controversial technology, and examine the ethical questions raised by its development.

Medical News Today: Antibiotics found in human body bacteria

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows how the bacteria that live on and in our bodies contain genetic recipes for molecules that act like drugs, some of which may have antibiotic potential.

Medical News Today: Heart attack survival tied to receiving post-discharge care

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:00
Missing any one of nine types of care increases heart attack patients' chances of dying within 1 month of discharge by 46%, suggests a new UK study.

Medical News Today: Urine-based HPV test 'feasible alternative for cervical cancer screening'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
A study claims testing for HPV using urine samples rather than cervical samples provides an effective, non-invasive screening option for women and may increase screening uptake.

Medical News Today: American waistlines continue to grow

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
A recent study has found that both the average waist circumference and the prevalence of abdominal obesity have increased in American adults from 1999-2012.

Medical News Today: Which was the fatal blow that killed Richard III?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
A forensic analysis of the skeletal remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, suggests he was slain by a stab wound and blow to the head.

Medical News Today: Long working hours linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00
Long working hours - more than 60 hours a week - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers from South Korea.

Medical News Today: Specific baldness pattern linked with increased prostate cancer risk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00
Evidence suggests that prostate cancer and male pattern baldness are connected by increased levels of male sex hormones. Now, a specific pattern is linked to increased cancer risk.

Medical News Today: Hitchcock film used to reveal consciousness in vegetative patients

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00
A patient who has been unresponsive for 16 years showed a brain response to a Hitchcock film strongly matching that of healthy participants, suggesting he was consciously aware.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus protein offers potential drug target

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 02:00
An Ebola protein that is key to virus replication has a unique and unusual structure not seen in other human viral diseases. Researchers suggest it could be a new drug target.

Medical News Today: Accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer steps closer with genetic study

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 02:00
New study that shows there is a 9 in 10 chance of prostate cancer returning in patients who carry certain genes opens door to more accurate testing and new treatments.

Medical News Today: Experts suggest checklist before ECGs for heart screening in young people

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease.