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Medical News Today: Scientists show how nanostructure of dentin stops teeth cracking

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.

Medical News Today: Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding): causes and treatments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual periods with prolonged bleeding. It can interfere with a woman's physical, emotional and social quality of life.

Medical News Today: Appendicitis: 'antibiotics are an alternative to surgery'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Surgery to treat acute appendicitis is a 100-year-old idea that need not be followed religiously, researchers say, suggesting that antibiotics can be tried first.

Medical News Today: Blood protein may indicate Alzheimer's disease risk

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical News Today: Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.

Medical News Today: Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

Medical News Today: Avocado compound holds promise for treating leukemia

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
A compound found in avocados - called avocatin B - selectively targets and destroys leukemia stem cells, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

Medical News Today: Poll finds that 90% of Americans have concerns over powdered alcohol

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:00
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.

Medical News Today: 'Flesh-eating' bacteria: Florida's beaches are safe, say officials

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:00
State health officials announce that Florida's beaches are safe to enjoy responsibly and risk of infection by Vibrio vulnificus or so-called flesh eating bacteria is minimal.

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm activating protein as drug target in Huntington's disease

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:00
After confirming its pivotal role in the development of Huntington's disease, scientists say the next step should be to develop drugs that disrupt the activating protein Rhes.

Medical News Today: Chocolate consumption linked to lower stroke and heart disease risk

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00
Though various health benefits have been linked to eating dark chocolate, a new study suggests there are potential health benefits associated with milk chocolate consumption.

Medical News Today: Bread: is bread bad for you?

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
Some argue that industrial bread production means too many preservatives, additives, salt and sugar, making it unhealthy. However, is bread really bad for you? MNT finds out.

Medical News Today: Smoking causes half of all deaths from 12 cancers, estimate shows

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
How many Americans are killed by cigarette smoking each year? An estimated answer to that question has been offered by scientists.

Medical News Today: Review calls for urgent changes to cervical cancer screening practices

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
To alter perceptions of cervical cancer, researchers call for awareness campaigns and for the upper age limit for cervical screening to be revisited.

Medical News Today: 'Cannibal disease' study reveals gene that produces CJD resistance

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Researchers investigating kuru, a brain disease associated with cannibalism, have discovered a genetic mutation that provided mice with resistance to both the disease and CJD.

Medical News Today: Underage drinking is decreasing in popularity, report suggests

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Despite a significant fall in levels of underage drinking between 2002 and 2013, a new report finds that alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among youths.