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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of barley?

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming barley including maintaining blood pressure, bone structure and strength, decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Medical News Today: Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer cells reverted to normal functioning cells in lab

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Work on mice has succeeded in regressing colorectal cancer tumors and resulted in relapse that persisted for 6 months, raising prospects for the disease currently without a cure.

Medical News Today: Sedentary behavior 'could increase the risk of anxiety'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior, and in particular, sitting down, could be associated with an increased risk of anxiety.

Medical News Today: Accidental pregnancies 'dramatically reduced' by IUD and implant counseling

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:00
About 50% of all pregnancies in the US are unintended. A new study finds this rate could be reduced by increasing health care training on long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Medical News Today: Chocolate: is it really good for our health?

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:00
With an increasing number of studies hailing the health benefits of chocolate, we look at whether the indulgent treat really is good for us, or whether its benefits are overstated.

Medical News Today: 'Placenta-on-a-chip' could offer new insight into pregnancy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have developed a prototype microdevice to mirror the inner workings of a human placenta, offering new insight into how it works.

Medical News Today: Study of cholesterol in cells offers clues on infertility and early puberty

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Cells use cholesterol to make the steroid hormones that trigger puberty and support pregnancy. Now, a new study of this may help find causes of infertility and early puberty.

Medical News Today: Daily weigh-in helps keep the weight off

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
New research finds that stepping on the scales every day and tracking the results on a chart is an effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.

Medical News Today: Hyperlipidemia: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides.

Medical News Today: Trans fats may lead to poorer memory for young, middle-aged men

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Higher consumption of trans fats - commonly found in processed foods - may worsen memory for men aged 45 and younger, finds new research from UCSD.

Medical News Today: Rates of breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer have increased, study finds

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
The use of breast-conserving therapy for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer rose between 1998 and 2011, a study finds, though there are still barriers to the procedure.

Medical News Today: Genetic changes identified that make HIV elusive to drugs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have identified two locations where slight differences in human immunodeficiency virus genetic code can change the way the virus infects cells.

Medical News Today: Prenatal DDT exposure linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
Women born in 1959-67 who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero may be at almost four times higher risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Running a marathon: how to survive the historic endurance race

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we have a look at what it takes to run a marathon, including training, nutrition and a brief history of these extreme endurance events.