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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.

Medical News Today: Driving after night shift tied to higher risk of near-crash events

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 02:00
Research comparing performance of night-shift workers driving after a night of work with driving after a night of sleep finds the former linked to higher risk of near-crash events.

Medical News Today: Ebola transmission ceases in Guinea, say WHO

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 02:00
Ebola transmission has ended in Guinea - 2 years after the devastating West African outbreak began in the country - and marks an important milestone for the region, say WHO.

Medical News Today: Gamer's brain: hyperconnected but easily distracted

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:00
Internet gaming disorder is on the verge of becoming the newest official mental disorder. A recent brain scan study looks for changes in the way gamers' brains interconnect.

Medical News Today: Feel guilty after dining out? Maybe you should have paid more

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found that diners who paid a lower price for an all-you-can-eat buffet reported greater feelings of guilt and fullness after eating than those who paid a higher price.

Medical News Today: Are anxious people better equipped to handle danger?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 07:00
New research suggests that non-clinical anxiety changes the 'neural coding' of external threats from sensory circuits to motor circuits, which produce action.

Medical News Today: Prediabetes linked to early kidney damage

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 06:00
While diabetes is a key risk factor for kidney damage, new research finds that high blood sugar consistent with prediabetes may be associated with early kidney damage.

Medical News Today: Mosquito virus tied to potential brain damage in newborns spreading in Brazil

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 02:00
Six states in Brazil have declared a state of emergency due to rapid spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus - which has been linked to rise in babies born with microcephaly.

Medical News Today: Asthma linked to increased risk of shingles

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that asthma is a risk factor for herpes zoster or shingles in adults and suggests considering the over-50s with asthma as a target group for zoster vaccination.

Medical News Today: 24 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 24 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of an ear of corn and has now developed a fully formed face.

Medical News Today: There is a need to recognize heart attack symptoms more quickly

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:00
Door-to-balloon treatment time for patients with heart attack has improved, but mortality and morbidity remains high, suggesting the need for more awareness about symptom onset.

Medical News Today: Opioid prescriptions continue after overdose

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:00
Over 90% of people who overdose on prescription opioids continue to be prescribed the same drugs after, increasing their risk of further overdose.

Medical News Today: Coffee might improve your endurance during exercise

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 23:00
A new analysis, looking at previous research into the effects of caffeine on endurance, shows that a cup of joe might be more beneficial than we thought.

Medical News Today: Limes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 23:00
Find out all about limes, including nutritional information, their potential health benefits and simple ways to incorporate more of them into your diet.

Medical News Today: Lower BP targets to help those at risk of cardiovascular events

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 23:00
Not only people with high blood pressure but also those generally at risk of cardiovascular events should be provided with blood pressure-lowering treatment, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 helps ward off rheumatoid arthritis

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 23:00
People who are predisposed to develop RA are less likely to develop it if they have been taking omega-3 fish oil and supplements, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Weight-loss surgery outcomes affected by vitamin D status, study suggests

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 23:00
Johns Hopkins researchers suggest low vitamin D levels may increase the likelihood of prolonged hospital stays and postoperative infection for bariatric surgery patients.