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Medical News Today: Moderate alcohol benefits: only for 15% of population

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease, but only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.

Medical News Today: Researchers discover type of toxic flame retardant in Americans for first time

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
By finding a way to test urine for phosphate biomarkers, researchers have identified a previously undiscovered toxic flame retardant - TCEP - in Americans.

Medical News Today: Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:00
A new mouse study suggests it is a component of walnuts themselves - not their omega-3 fatty acid content - that confers health benefits of slowing prostate cancer growth.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify new neurological disorder linked to Alzheimer's

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:00
Primary age-related tauopathy, or PART, is a neurological disorder identified in a new study. Like Alzheimer's, it causes memory impairment, but its brain pathology is different.

Medical News Today: Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:00
Internet literacy is tied to health literacy in older Americans, and many may find themselves sidelined by the digital divide where health knowledge is concerned, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Many chronic kidney disease patients 'should take statins'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:00
A comparison of two sets of cholesterol management guidelines indicates that the majority of chronic kidney disease patients are recommended to take cholesterol-lowering medicines.

Medical News Today: CDC: improper contact lens care can lead to blindness

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:00
If you do not take proper care of your contact lenses, you risk developing a potentially blinding eye condition called keratitis, warn the CDC.

Medical News Today: Geographic origin of AIDS pandemic identified

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
A study published in the journal Science reveals for the first time where, when and how the AIDS pandemic originated, and how the infection spread to the rest of the world.

Medical News Today: Sickle cell trait linked to increased risk of CKD in African Americans

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:00
African Americans with sickle cell trait - where a person has one copy of a sickle cell disease gene - may be at increased risk of chronic kidney disease, a study finds.

Medical News Today: Can depression and guilt in preschool years change the brain?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:00
A brain area involved in emotion is smaller in kids who were diagnosed with depression during preschool, says a new study that suggests an 'anatomical marker' for future risk.

Medical News Today: Do Movember and other charity campaigns really help raise awareness?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:00
For Movember, men all over the world will be growing mustaches in the name of charity. But do such campaigns actually help raise awareness among the general public? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Endoscopy alternative found in 'sponge on a string' test for pre-cancer diagnosis

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:00
Barrett's esophagus can lead to cancer and is currently diagnosed via endoscopy. Now, a new study finds swallowing a sponge on a string may offer an effective, cheaper alternative.

Medical News Today: Flu shots effective for seniors, says new review

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:00
A new review concludes that for the elderly, seasonal flu vaccines are effective against influenza during epidemic seasons and more seniors should be encouraged to have them.

Medical News Today: Taking vitamin B may not reduce memory loss risk after all

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
A new study suggests that taking vitamin B and folate supplements does not lower the risk of memory loss, despite previous observational studies suggesting otherwise.

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis linked to increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to be delivered preterm and have a lower birth weight than children of mothers without the condition, a study finds.

Medical News Today: Almost a quarter of breast conservation ops lead to further surgery

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that 23% of patients studied required at least one additional operation following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.

Medical News Today: Use the force: genes controlled by the power of human thought

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
Can our genes be controlled by the power of our minds? A new study that harnesses human brainwaves to control gene expression in mice suggests the answer is yes.

Medical News Today: Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:00
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.

Medical News Today: Ebola fight in Liberia needs a 'more flexible approach,' say MSF

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:00
To hold onto the gains made against Ebola, sponsors should be more flexible about allocating the resources they are now ploughing into Liberia, say humanitarian charity MSF.

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