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Medical News Today: Dangerous leukemia cells can be forced to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.

Medical News Today: 'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

Medical News Today: Doctors show race and social bias in study - but clinical decisions 'unaffected'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
In online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.

Medical News Today: Obesity may not reliably predict atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure may be more reliable indicators of atherosclerosis among Mexican-Americans than obesity, finds a new study.

Medical News Today: Daily diet soda consumption linked to expanding waistlines

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
Seniors who drink a lot of diet soda are urged by researchers to curb their intake, particularly if they are at high cardiometabolic risk.

Medical News Today: How far away is a cure for blindness?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at disorders that reduce vision for which there is currently no cure, along with what forms of treatment are currently in development.

Medical News Today: New 'MIND' diet linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:00
The MIND diet - a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets - was linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk in a new study, even among participants who did not follow it explicitly.

Medical News Today: Scientists compile 'spectral library' to help search for life on other planets

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
One way to search for life on other planets is to study their colors for spectral biosignatures of life forms. Now, scientists have made a color catalog based on Earth's microbes.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify key brain cells that drive circadian rhythm

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
The master clock that controls our circadian rhythm contains thousands of brain cells. Now a new study pinpoints the cells that control the underlying timekeeping mechanisms.

Medical News Today: Statin drug rosuvastatin 'does not deserve' best-selling slot

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
Rosuvastatin has been lambasted in The BMJ by a doctor working for consumer group Public Citizen - and he hopes the statin's sales 'decline' for 'the sake of public's health.'

Medical News Today: Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

Medical News Today: 'Substandard vaccination' blamed for measles outbreak

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
In a research letter, experts state that suboptimal vaccination levels have impaired community immunity to the disease and put the greater population at risk.

Medical News Today: What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.

Medical News Today: Obese women '40% more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:00
New figures from Cancer Research UK reveal that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than those of a healthy weight.

Medical News Today: TB's ability to evade immune system becomes clearer in large study

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.

Medical News Today: Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
A study that reviews clinical trial results for 95,000 patients links blood sugar-lowering drugs to a higher risk for heart failure, with some linked to higher risk than others.