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Medical News Today: Researchers identify key brain cells that drive circadian rhythm

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
The master clock that controls our circadian rhythm contains thousands of brain cells. Now a new study pinpoints the cells that control the underlying timekeeping mechanisms.

Medical News Today: Statin drug rosuvastatin 'does not deserve' best-selling slot

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
Rosuvastatin has been lambasted in The BMJ by a doctor working for consumer group Public Citizen - and he hopes the statin's sales 'decline' for 'the sake of public's health.'

Medical News Today: Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

Medical News Today: 'Substandard vaccination' blamed for measles outbreak

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
In a research letter, experts state that suboptimal vaccination levels have impaired community immunity to the disease and put the greater population at risk.

Medical News Today: What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.

Medical News Today: Obese women '40% more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:00
New figures from Cancer Research UK reveal that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than those of a healthy weight.

Medical News Today: TB's ability to evade immune system becomes clearer in large study

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.

Medical News Today: Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:00
A study that reviews clinical trial results for 95,000 patients links blood sugar-lowering drugs to a higher risk for heart failure, with some linked to higher risk than others.

Medical News Today: Police officers among 'most at risk' for workplace suicide

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
A study finds that law enforcement is among the most likely occupations for suicide, with farmers, doctors and soldiers also at the highest risk.

Medical News Today: What is the global economic burden of type 2 diabetes?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
A new study investigating the global economic impact of type 2 diabetes finds that the US has the highest lifetime health care costs associated with the condition.

Medical News Today: 'Men have worse memories than women as they age'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that, on average, men have worse memories than women after the age of 40. Cognitive decline was not associated with carrying the APOE ε4 gene.

Medical News Today: Loneliness and social isolation linked to early mortality

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:00
A new systematic review has revealed that a lack of social relationships could result in an increased risk of premature mortality comparable to obesity.

Medical News Today: New cholesterol-lowering drug 'could halve risk of heart attack, stroke'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:00
A study reveals how a new drug called evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol in patients by more than 60% and more than halved their risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke.

Medical News Today: Skyrocketing cancer drug costs 'are damaging patient care'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:00
In an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oncologists make recommendations on how to curb the rapidly escalating costs of cancer drugs in the US.

Medical News Today: Common herpes drug reduces HIV levels

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 02:00
A groundbreaking trial shows that the common herpes antiviral valacyclovir reduces levels of HIV-1 even in patients without herpes - contrary to previous studies.

Medical News Today: Insufficient sleep may raise nighttime blood pressure

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 02:00
A small study that mimics the sleep loss common in many people finds that prolonged shortage of sleep may significantly raise blood pressure during nighttime hours.

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