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Medical News Today: First human study of new HIV antibody therapy shows promise

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:00
Scientists conducting the first ever human clinical trial of a new kind of broadly neutralizing antibody have reported 'some impressive results' in treating HIV.

Medical News Today: Time to announce UV tanning 'causes' skin cancer, doctors urge

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
In 1964, the US Surgeon General announced that smoking caused cancer and was not merely linked to it. It is now time to do the same with UV tanning, urge doctors.

Medical News Today: Discovery of brain cancer cell weakness may improve treatment

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered an amino-acid metabolizing enzyme without which certain glioblastoma tumor cells get clogged up with toxic byproducts and die.

Medical News Today: Around 9% of adults with access to firearms have anger problems

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study has found that nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US is anger-prone and has access to guns. The authors suggest changes to firearm legislation could reduce gun violence.

Medical News Today: Prevalence of major depression lower among African-American women in rural areas

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
African-American women who live in rural areas have lower prevalences of major depression and mood disorder, while non-Hispanic white women in these areas have higher prevalences.

Medical News Today: Arts and crafts, socializing in middle and old age may protect against cognitive decline

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
Socializing, painting, pottery and a number of other activities in middle and old age could protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Two years after the FDA identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of dietary supplements, a new study finds the organization has taken no action to remove it.

Medical News Today: Rise in IUD and contraceptive implant use among US teens

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.

Medical News Today: Stroke survivors are 'at double the risk of attempting suicide'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:00
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.

Medical News Today: Deadly skin cancer much more common in today's seniors

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
British people aged 65 and over are seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than seniors from 4 decades ago, partly due to the rise of cheap all-inclusive holidays.

Medical News Today: Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.

Medical News Today: Women think 'as rationally' as men - but also use more gut feeling

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
How much do men and women differ psychologically? Does greater emotional empathy in women result in less rational thinking when it comes to choosing to do harm for a greater good?

Medical News Today: Exercise at any level may benefit overweight patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
For overweight or obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, exercise - regardless of volume or intensity - may reduce both visceral and liver fat, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Depression and insomnia could lead to more frequent nightmares

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.

Medical News Today: Cow's milk found in human breast milk purchased online

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found significant levels of bovine DNA in breast milk samples purchased via the Internet, suggesting that cow's milk may have been added to human milk.

Medical News Today: Retired football players exhibit similar signs of degenerative brain condition, scans reveal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
A new PET imaging technique provides fresh insights into chronic traumatic encephalopathy - a degenerative brain condition experienced by some athletes who play contact sports.

Medical News Today: Warning images on cigarette packets 'raise young adults' knowledge about harms of smoking'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds young adults are more likely to understand the harms of smoking when shown image and text warnings on cigarette packets, compared with text-only warnings.

Medical News Today: CDC: drug-resistant intestinal bug spreading in US

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:00
A multi-drug resistant form of the intestinal illness shigellosis is spreading in the US as sick travelers return to the country and pass it to others, causing repeated outbreaks.

Medical News Today: Many cancers harness cells' powerhouses to fuel tumor growth

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:00
By discovering vital clues on how common cancers hijack cells' mitochondria to favor tumor growth, scientists may have identified new targets for inhibitors that block the process.

Medical News Today: Scientists reveal genetic root of prostate cancer

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
In a landmark paper, scientists have learned of common genetic faults shared by prostate cancer tumors that could lead to new forms of treatment.