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Medical News Today: Deadly brain cancer genes identified

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:00
Glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive form of brain tumor. Researchers find a genetic signature that may help improve future treatment and extend life.

Medical News Today: Crepitus of the Knee: Creaky Bones or Something More?

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about crepitus of the knee, a cracking or popping sensation when the knee is extended. This article looks at causes and prevention of crepitus.

Medical News Today: Cannabis use alters DNA to increase disease risk, study says

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:00
Chemicals in cannabis alter DNA, causing gene mutations that may increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Five common medical misconceptions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Science constantly uncovers new information, but there are still plenty of misconceptions that get passed around. Here we burst five such common myths.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:00
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women.

Medical News Today: Heart disease risk may be increased with air pollution exposure

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
A new study finds greater average air pollution exposure over 3 months is linked to an increase in heart disease risk factors, such as higher cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Teen obesity: Could it be driven by low hormone levels?

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers.

Medical News Today: Is it a Cold or Sinusitis? Learn to Spot the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:00
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.

Medical News Today: Smoking while pregnant linked to schizophrenia in offspring

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:00
Smoking during pregnancy may affect the mental health of offspring, increasing their risk of schizophrenia by 38 percent, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from fecal transplantation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Fecal microbiota transplantation eased ulcerative colitis symptoms and healed the colon in three times as many treated patients as controls, study shows.

Medical News Today: Cancer immunotherapy 'takes the brakes off natural killer cells'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:00
Researchers suggest removing a protein that acts as a brake on natural killer cells could boost the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's linked to loss of Y chromosome in men

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Breaking research shows that men whose blood cells have lost their Y chromosomes have increased Alzheimer's risk. Could this explain why men die younger?

Medical News Today: Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Greater blood pressure variability over 5 years may speed up cognitive decline for older adults, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea.

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Immunotherapy may overcome chemotherapy resistance

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:00
One barrier to successful ovarian cancer treatment is that eventually the cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Researchers suggest immunotherapy may be a way to overcome this.

Medical News Today: Poorer health and wealth in later life for preterm, low-birth-weight babies

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Babies born prematurely at an extremely low birth weight may have lower income and poorer health in later life than those born a normal weight.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:00
The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.

Medical News Today: Liver cancer recurrence may be predictable from protein levels

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:00
Study finds the protein p62 is necessary and sufficient for development of liver cancer in mice and its high expression in non-cancerous liver tissue predicts recurrence in humans.

Medical News Today: Do young, female cancer survivors get enough info about infertility?

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:00
Currently, very few young, female cancer survivors opt for fertility preservation either before or after treatment. New research asks whether there is an information gap.

Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation study suggests women fare worse but live longer than men

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 23:00
An observational study of 10,000 Americans with atrial fibrillation suggests women have more symptoms and worse quality of life than men, suffer more strokes, but live longer.