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Medical News Today: Study links high sugar intake to increased risk of breast cancer

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 07:00
Mice fed a diet enriched with sucrose or fructose were more likely to develop breast cancer and have the disease spread to the lungs, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Cancer drug discovery gets a boost from large 3D database

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 06:00
A 3D database that identifies 3 million surface structures on 110,000 cancer-causing molecules promises to boost development of new cancer drugs and treatments.

Medical News Today: Gene editing improves muscle function in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 02:00
A new gene-editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 improved muscle function in live mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, establishing its potential as a therapy for humans.

Medical News Today: Emergency Contraception: What Is The Morning-After Pill?

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 23:00
If primary methods of contraception fail, emergency contraception can be used. Learn about the morning-after pill, including when it should be used and the risks involved.

Medical News Today: Do your email habits impact your psychological health?

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 23:00
The Future Work Centre recently released findings from its investigation into the negative impacts of dealing with emails. How can we minimize email pressure on a daily basis?

Medical News Today: Smoking is damaging your pet's health, researchers warn

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 23:00
Pets in smoking households are at increased risk of health problems from secondhand smoke exposure, possibly even more so than children in smoking households, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Bond villains, neurosurgery and facial recognition

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 23:00
A recent commentary in Nature uncovers errors in the latest Bond movie but also brings to light a fascinating area of neuroscientific endeavor.

Medical News Today: Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring's later-life disease risk

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have conducted a review of studies analyzing how disruptions to maternal and infant microbiomes may increase the risk of certain illnesses later in life.

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder linked to inherited differences in sleep patterns

Fri, 01/01/2016 - 23:00
Bipolar disorder has long been known to have associations with altered sleeping patterns. New research finds the strongest links to date.

Medical News Today: How healthy foods could lead to overeating

Fri, 01/01/2016 - 23:00
While eating healthily is considered a key factor in reducing obesity, a new study suggests healthy food labels may be causing us to overeat, fuelling the obesity epidemic.

Medical News Today: New Year's resolution: switch diet to improve sleep and get fit

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:00
A change to a healthier diet with less fat content made mice in experiments more alert after just 1 week, with implications for the treatment of obesity.

Medical News Today: The search for a safer polio vaccine in a polio-free world

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:00
Thankfully, polio is on its last legs. However, once it is gone for good, a new challenge will present itself: how do we keep polio in the history books?

Medical News Today: New form of transmissible cancer found in Tasmanian devils

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 07:00
Devil facial tumor disease is a contagious cancer threatening to wipe out Tasmanian devils. Now, researchers have identified a second form of transmissible cancer in the animals.

Medical News Today: Exercise in early life affects gut flora, promoting better health

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 06:00
New research suggests that exercising early in life alters the gut's microbial community, setting us up for better brain and metabolic activity later in life.

Medical News Today: A fifth of cancer therapy trials fail to enlist enough participants

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 02:00
One in five trials of new cancer drugs fail to recruit enough participants. Now, researchers have developed a predictive algorithm to help trial design and prioritization.

Medical News Today: ALS toxic protein study opens new door for drug discovery

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 02:00
By revealing the structure of toxic protein clumps that kill nerve cells in patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers open a promising new door for drug discovery.

Medical News Today: 'Rogue' milk-producing protein helps breast cancer spread

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:00
A protein responsible for switching on milk production has been found to aid the spread of breast cancer to the lungs and help the cancer become resilient to drug therapies.

Medical News Today: MS patients may benefit from vitamin D supplements

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:00
Vitamin D supplements may be beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis, say researchers, after finding high doses of the vitamin reduced T cell activity linked to the disease.

Medical News Today: Epilepsy and marijuana: could cannabidiol reduce seizures?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 07:00
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.

Medical News Today: Study links e-cigarettes to cancer-related cell damage

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 06:00
New study offers more evidence on the negative health effects of e-cigarette use; the vapor in the devices contains chemicals that trigger cell damage, which could lead to cancer.