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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers in Canada have found that immigrants and refugees from certain regions are at a higher risk of developing psychotic disorders than others.
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
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.
Scientists have demonstrated that the microbial communities are as unique to the individual as fingerprints and could be used as a form of identification.
We cannot rely on individual nations to counter new health threats - world leaders must instead agree a global fund, says a group of experts.
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.
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.
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.
In a large new study, participants who consumed the most fruit juices or soft drinks also had the most severe symptoms of tooth wear.
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.
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.