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Medical News Today: New evidence that MRI may help predict breast cancer in some women

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 07:00
Magnetic resonance imaging is already used in breast cancer screening, but a new study suggests that an MRI imaging feature may have a significant link to breast cancer risk.

Medical News Today: Extra nuts or oil with Mediterranean diet could protect memory

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests that supplementing the Mediterranean diet with extra helpings of mixed nuts or extra virgin olive oil was improved cognitive function in older adults.

Medical News Today: 'Vaccine on demand' approach to personal cancer treatment steps closer

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:00
The principle of training cancer patients' immune systems to destroy tumors via their mutation fingerprint is proven. Now, new research steps closer to this goal in practice.

Medical News Today: Gene sheds light on development of type 1 diabetes, autoimmune disease

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:00
Researchers probe a gene that appears fundamental to the development of autoimmunity, revealing new clues into why the immune systems targets the body's own tissue.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccination of boys as well as girls: study quantifies benefit

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
A new study partly supports vaccinating all boys against HPV and adds evidence of wider cancer benefit for both sexes, if girls have a higher uptake of injections.

Medical News Today: Quitting smoking at time of angioplasty may improve outcomes, study finds

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:00
Patients who quit smoking at the time of undergoing angioplasty for chest pain or heart attack may benefit more from the procedure than patients who continue to smoke.

Medical News Today: Gene activity varies by season, study finds

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds the activity of almost a quarter of our genes and the composition of immune cells in blood and fat varies by season.

Medical News Today: Celiac disease linked to increased risk of nerve damage

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
Patients with celiac disease may be around 2.5 times more likely to develop nerve damage than patients without the autoimmune condition, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Does having more sex make you less happy?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:00
In contrast to most previous studies on the subject, a new paper reports that an increase in weekly sexual frequency among married couples led to a decrease in their happiness.

Medical News Today: Certain immigrants and refugees may face higher risk of psychotic disorders

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:00
Researchers in Canada have found that immigrants and refugees from certain regions are at a higher risk of developing psychotic disorders than others.

Medical News Today: WHO declare Liberia 'free of Ebola'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:00
The World Health Organization say the Ebola outbreak is over in Liberia as 42 days have passed with no new cases since the last confirmed infected patient died and was buried.

Medical News Today: Cancer cells 'disguise themselves as immune cells' to spread via lymphatic system, study finds

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:00
One route through which cancer spreads to other parts of the body is the lymph system. Now, a new study shows how cancer cells disguise themselves as white blood cells to do this.

Medical News Today: Personal microbiomes could uniquely identify individuals

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
Scientists have demonstrated that the microbial communities are as unique to the individual as fingerprints and could be used as a form of identification.

Medical News Today: Ebola and other deadly diseases: 'global fighting fund needed'

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
We cannot rely on individual nations to counter new health threats - world leaders must instead agree a global fund, says a group of experts.

Medical News Today: Study highlights global spread of antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant typhoid is primarily spread by a Salmonella typhi bacterium strain called H58, and may even be part of an ongoing epidemic in Africa.

Medical News Today: WHO make recommendations for naming of new diseases

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
The World Health Organization have called for authorities to follow best practices when naming new human infectious diseases in order to avoid stigmatizing certain groups.

Medical News Today: GSK team up with US researchers to advance search for HIV cure

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:00
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline have partnered with researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill to create a research center that will focus on finding a cure for HIV.

Medical News Today: Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion'

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:00
In a large new study, participants who consumed the most fruit juices or soft drinks also had the most severe symptoms of tooth wear.

Medical News Today: Live Ebola virus detected in survivor's eye months after recovery

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
A doctor treated for acute Ebola virus disease he contracted at a treatment center in Sierra Leone was found to have viable virus in the fluid inside an eye months after recovery.

Medical News Today: Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
In chronic pain, nerve cells continue to send pain signals to brain even in absence of injury. Now, a new study reveals how dopamine-containing cells may contribute to this state.

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