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Medical News Today: Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders? Brain study sheds light

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 23:00
A study using virtual reality to test body perceptions finds that in response to obesity, women have more negative feelings about their body than men.

Medical News Today: Beards may boost men's attractiveness

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 23:00
Men with facial hair are considered more attractive, new research finds, with women more likely to opt for full-bearded men for long-term relationships.

Medical News Today: We love meat but prefer not to know where it comes from

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 23:00
We talk about 'harvesting beef' rather than 'slaughtering cows' because it is the only way many people can manage to eat meat, confirm researchers.

Medical News Today: Could forgetting help us learn by keeping us motivated?

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 23:00
The neuroscience of motivation and reward is complex. A recent study fills in some gaps and introduces the oddly useful role of forgetting.

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 08:00
Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.

Medical News Today: Paralyzed man regains 'sense of touch' with mind-controlled robotic arm

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 07:00
New study reveals how a 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has regained his sense of touch, thanks to a brain implant and a robotic arm.

Medical News Today: What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 06:00
For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.

Medical News Today: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 06:00
Scientists discover the hormone IGF-I limits the fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis - a progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Medical News Today: High BMI and type 2 diabetes linked to liver cancer

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
Liver cancer is an uncommon but serious condition. Breaking research shows that BMI, waist circumference, and diabetes are risk factors for the disease.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
A study presented at the ESMO Congress reveals how the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin metastases for patients with breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Heavy marijuana use may raise risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 08:00
People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Medical News Today: Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise dementia risk

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 07:00
Men treated with androgen deprivation therapy - a hormone therapy - for prostate cancer may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, study finds.

Medical News Today: Alcohol and Asthma: What's the Connection?

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 07:00
Asthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties. Learn how alcohol use can affect asthma and how to lower the chances of an attack.

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Sequencing study challenges thinking on disease progression

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 06:00
Whole genome sequencing of history of 100 tumors suggests the alterations that cause pancreatic cancer occur simultaneously and not sequentially.

Medical News Today: Gentlemen's mags 'normalize' sexist jokes

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:00
Three recently published studies demonstrate how gentlemen's magazines make sexist humor seem less hostile. Could this be the last nail in their coffin?

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:00
A drug that is used to treat multiple sclerosis - alemtuzumab - has been found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by relapsing-remitting MS.

Medical News Today: SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 08:00
Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.

Medical News Today: Five ways reading can improve health and well-being

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 07:00
Whether you see reading as a chore or an enjoyable pastime, it can offer a wealth of benefits for health and well-being. We take at look at what these are.

Medical News Today: Cancer: Targeting tumors with microwave-activated nanoparticles shows promise

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 06:00
With cell and animal models, study shows microwave-activated nanoparticles can potentially target deeply situated tumors without harming healthy tissue.

Medical News Today: Running triggers brain repair and extends life in mouse model

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Breaking research finds that, in an animal model, exercise can strengthen damaged circuits and help unhealthy neurons work more efficiently.