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Medical News Today: How does environment-damaged DNA lead to disease?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Using a technique called time-lapse crystallography, researchers have observed for the first time how the polymerase enzyme inserts nucleotides into strands of DNA.

Medical News Today: Goodbye, needles: measles vaccine could be delivered with a puff of air

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:00
A new measles vaccine that takes the form of an easily administered inhalable dry powder has been proven safe in a human clinical trial.

Medical News Today: HIV not under control among most infected Americans

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.

Medical News Today: Placebo boosts brain activity in Parkinson's patients

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00
New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.

Medical News Today: Researchers reveal extent of FDA influence on drug study design

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00
A review of recent new drug approvals found that the US Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies did not meet to discuss study design in one fifth of cases.

Medical News Today: Full-day preschool associated with increased readiness for kindergarten

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Children who attend full-day preschool have increased school readiness skills and attendance compared with children who attend part-day preschool, according to a new study in JAMA.

Medical News Today: Half a million new cancer cases each year linked to BMI

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
A new global analysis finds proportions of BMI-linked cancers vary across region and gender. North America was found to be the most affected region, with 23% of the global burden.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea linked to impaired exercise capacity

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:00
Study finds that people with sleep apnea - where breathing starts and stops during sleep - appear to have a lower peak oxygen uptake during aerobic exercise.

Medical News Today: Diabetes in pregnancy: $5.5 billion could be saved with preconception care

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:00
Diabetes can cause significant complications during pregnancy that may be averted if preconception care could be made widely available and fully utilized by women.

Medical News Today: Can mental exercise prevent unused muscles from getting weaker?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:00
In what is being hailed as a 'major breakthrough' in neurorehabilitation, researchers show that performing mental imagery exercises can lessen weakness in unused muscles.

Medical News Today: Yogurt could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00
According to researchers, a higher intake of yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that it could play an important role as part of a healthy diet.

Medical News Today: Brain network found that is vulnerable to Alzheimer's and schizophrenia

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:00
A specific brain network within grey matter develops later than the rest of the brain and degenerates first in older age, says new study, shedding light on neurological disorders.

Medical News Today: Childhood obesity: increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and childhood obesity, and emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control for at-risk children.

Medical News Today: Yellow fever research breakthrough could lead to better treatment

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:00
By examining how macaque monkeys react to the yellow fever virus, researchers have discovered white blood cell changes that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment.

Medical News Today: Metabolic syndrome may be prevented by healthy gut bacteria

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:00
In a model of mouse siblings, the findings of a new study suggest that healthy gut bacteria may prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.

Medical News Today: High-power voices 'more monotone and louder'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:00
Experiments examining how being in a position of power changes the way a person speaks finds that people in high-ranking positions tend to speak more loudly and in a monotone.

Medical News Today: A little alcohol in pregnancy not tied to low birth weight and preterm delivery

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 02:00
New study finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption through pregnancy is not tied to higher risk of many adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.

Medical News Today: Sexual function: relationships, well-being a significant influence in menopausal women

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that when it comes to the sexual function of menopausal women, relationship satisfaction and emotional well-being may be greater influencers than hormones.

Medical News Today: Childhood eye cancer does not pose cognitive or social problems in adulthood

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that survivors of retinoblastoma - a rare type of eye cancer that develops in young children - do not have cognitive or social setbacks in adulthood.

Medical News Today: Short-term counseling 'could reduce repeat suicide attempts by 26%'

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that psychosocial counseling for individuals who have previously attempted suicide may significantly reduce their risk of a repeated attempt.

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