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Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes breakthrough as stem cells make billions of human insulin cells

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.

Medical News Today: Regular coffee or decaf? Drinking both may benefit the liver

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: shattering the stigma

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.

Medical News Today: Molecule promises to speed up discovery of universal anti-Ebola drugs

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

Medical News Today: Lung cancer can lie dormant for over 20 years

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.

Medical News Today: Does diabetes start in the brain?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.

Medical News Today: RNA biomarker may lead to urine test for prostate cancer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.

Medical News Today: CDC ramp up Ebola screening at five US airports

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.

Medical News Today: Could grapefruit juice curb the effects of a high-fat diet?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.

Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.

Medical News Today: Nano-drug for dry eyes brings relief with less trouble

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's stroke risk by more than 50%

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prosthetic arm controlled by brain successfully developed

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
Scientists have successfully developed a prosthetic arm that is directly connected to the patients' nerves and muscles, allowing more stability and control than ever before.

Medical News Today: Low-income adults largely support Medicaid expansion, study shows

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
A 2012 Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage. A new study suggests the majority of low-income adults support expansion.

Medical News Today: CDC: life expectancy in the US reaches record high

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.

Medical News Today: 'Eating disorders could start as early as elementary school'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.

Medical News Today: Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.

Medical News Today: Diagnosing deadly cancers earlier with 'lab-on-a-chip'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover molecule that helps cancer cells evade immune system

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.