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Medical News Today: Contraceptive implants and IUDs 'remain effective a year after expiry'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.

Medical News Today: Could meditation reduce brain aging?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.

Medical News Today: Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.

Medical News Today: Going red: raising awareness of heart disease in women

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.

Medical News Today: Women with type 1 diabetes 'twice as likely' as men to die from heart disease

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:00
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.

Medical News Today: 'Soft micro-robots' could do biopsies, deliver drugs

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.

Medical News Today: New drug delivery device 'could transform cancer treatment'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
A device that uses an electrical field to drive drugs deep inside solid tumors that are difficult to treat could make more cancer patients eligible for life-saving surgeries.

Medical News Today: Study links coffee intake with reduced risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00
Consuming three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer by up to 19%, according to new research.

Medical News Today: How oyster mushrooms could aid treatment for autoimmune diseases

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have visualized how a protein in oyster mushrooms punches holes in parasites to kill them - a process that also occurs in the human immune response.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: two new genetic risk factors uncovered

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
A huge international collaboration investigating the genes of tens of thousands of women has uncovered genetic variants on chromosome 9 associated with higher breast cancer risk.