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Medical News Today: Growth hormone 'treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Three years of growth hormone injections in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis continued to give bone benefits for a decade, according to the results of a randomized trial.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic use may raise risk of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:00
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

Medical News Today: Contact lenses: a look at the risks and recommendations

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at some of the risky behaviors that need to be avoided when wearing contact lenses that the majority of users fail to avoid.

Medical News Today: Firstborn women more likely to be overweight, obese

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:00
A new study of more than 15,000 sister pairs finds firstborn women were more likely to be overweight or obese than their secondborn sisters.

Medical News Today: Laser probe and smart knife 'improve accuracy of removing brain tumors'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:00
Two technologies - a laser probe and an iKnife - are set to revolutionize delicate brain surgery by distinguishing cancerous from healthy tissue as it is being performed.

Medical News Today: Declining awareness of memory loss precedes dementia

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have demonstrated that the awareness of memory loss begins to decline in people 2-3 years before they develop dementia.

Medical News Today: What is a gastric band? How does gastric banding help weight loss?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:00
Learn how gastric banding works as a type of weight loss surgery, who is suitable for it, and about the benefits and risks of this bariatric procedure.

Medical News Today: Can speech patterns predict psychosis in young adults?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:00
Could computers analyzing speech find a place in the clinic as a means of picking out young people at risk of psychosis? A proof-of-principle study shows they could.

Medical News Today: Ebola may persist in wastewater for at least 8 days

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests procedures for handling liquid waste contaminated with Ebola may underestimate the virus' ability to survive in wastewater.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis linked to lower levels of vitamin D

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:00
A new study by researchers from Canada reveals genetically lower levels of vitamin D may be associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis.

Medical News Today: A bottle of water before mealtimes could aid weight loss

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:00
Obese adults who drank 500 ml of water 30 minutes before main meals lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who did not drink water before mealtimes, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Link found between throat microbes and schizophrenia

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have revealed that the microscopic organisms found in the back of the throats of people with schizophrenia are different to those found in healthy individuals.

Medical News Today: Relapse in leukemia tied to mutations that persist through treatment

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
Focusing on mutations that linger through chemotherapy instead of those present at time of diagnosis may be a better way to predict relapse and survival in acute myeloid leukemia.

Medical News Today: Majority of false-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, distress

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that patients who receive false-positive mammogram results are significantly more likely to report negative psychosocial consequences than those who do not.

Medical News Today: How to take care of your teeth and gums

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive decline

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off.

Medical News Today: Handheld device for rapid assessment of vital signs

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
Medical engineers have developed a battery-powered, hand-held device that allows people with no training to rapidly assess vital signs from the lips and fingertips noninvasively.

Medical News Today: Aspirin, NSAIDs linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 08:00
New research finds continuous long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Medical News Today: Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.