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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.

Medical News Today: Parents of children with food allergies 'assume' they are also affected

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Parents of children with food allergies may think they also have an allergy to certain foods. The reality is, only 28 percent of parents test positive.

Medical News Today: Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.

Medical News Today: Gene therapy could prevent Alzheimer's, study suggests

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 08:00
In a possible step toward a cure for Alzheimer's, a genetic treatment has led to fewer amyloid plaques and glial cells and better memory in mice.

Medical News Today: High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 07:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.

Medical News Today: Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 06:00
Mouse study furthers idea that manipulating resident stem cells could help patients with TMJ disorders and other fibrocartilage diseases or injuries.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 05:00
Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Medical News Today: Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 23:00
Parental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.

Medical News Today: High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 23:00
Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.