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Medical News Today: Study identifies breast cancer diagnosis, survival variations by race, ethnicity

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds the likelihood of women in the US being diagnosed with breast cancer at stage I and surviving the diagnosis varies by race and ethnicity.

Medical News Today: How can healthy living choices prevent birth defects?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:00
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.

Medical News Today: Scientists grow first ever contracting human muscle in a lab dish

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:00
For the first time, scientists have grown human muscle that responds to electrical impulses and drugs, offering an in vitro model in which to test new treatments and study disease.

Medical News Today: Medical research investment rate declines in US, yet increases globally

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:00
New research published in JAMA finds the rate of investment in medical research in the US has declined. However, globally there has been a significant increase.

Medical News Today: 1 in 10 patients inappropriately prescribed aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that over 1 in 10 of American patients taking aspirin under prescription for preventing a first heart attack or stroke should not have been prescribed it.

Medical News Today: Ebola in Liberia could end by June, says new epidemic model

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 02:00
A new epidemic modeling tool predicts if current efforts to control the disease continue, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June 2015.

Medical News Today: Working at least 49 hours a week linked to hazardous alcohol use

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:00
People who work at least 49 hours a week may be up to 13% more likely to engage in risky alcohol use, putting their health and career at risk, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Lung cancer rates 'decrease with elevation,' study finds

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 23:00
Can inhaled oxygen cause cancer? A new study published in the open access journal PeerJ finds lung cancer rates fall dramatically with increasing elevation in the Western US.

Medical News Today: Most physicians in Asia 'withhold life-sustaining treatment for terminally ill patients'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 23:00
A survey of almost 1,500 physicians in Asia found most of them hold back life-sustaining treatment from patients who have 'no real chance of recovering a meaningful life.'

Medical News Today: Sun risk for children of melanoma survivors

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:00
New research has found that the children of melanoma survivors are not receiving optimum sun protection, despite their increased risk of developing melanoma themselves.

Medical News Today: 30-minute naps may boost infants' learning and memory development

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:00
A bedtime story may help a child's development more than you may think. A new study finds a 30-minute nap straight after exposure to new information may boost infants' memory.

Medical News Today: Protein sustains both 'a sound mind and a strong heart'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 06:00
BDNF protein, known to act as a natural antidepressant, enhance learning, power nerve cell growth and nourish blood vessels, has also been found to maintain heart muscle vitality.

Medical News Today: Study finds new treatment target for aggressive blood cancer

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:00
Acute myeloid leukaemia is an aggressive blood cancer with a poor prognosis. Now, fresh clues about a molecular mechanism in the disease may offer a new drug target.

Medical News Today: Hybrid malaria mosquito is resistant to bed-net insecticide

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:00
Interbreeding between two species of malaria mosquito in Mali has produced a super mosquito hybrid that is resistant to the insecticide used in bed nets.

Medical News Today: Psychosocial experiences in childhood may influence later-life cardiovascular health

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:00
Children who have good psychosocial experiences may be more likely to have better cardiovascular health as an adult, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that women over the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome may be at greater risk of endometrial cancer, regardless of obesity status.

Medical News Today: Are some older patients being overtreated for diabetes?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that older patients, particularly those with poor health, may be overtreated for diabetes, potentially increasing their risk of hypoglycemia.

Medical News Today: Study identifies levels at which five foods may trigger allergic reactions

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from the UK say they have discovered the levels at which five common food allergens - peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp - may cause allergic reactions.

Medical News Today: Night shift work may increase diabetes risk for black women

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:00
Working night shifts could increase the risk of diabetes for black women, with the risk increasing the more years that are spent working this atypical shift pattern.

Medical News Today: Potential new drug target for combating chemo-resistant cancer cells

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:00
A type of cancer cell that proliferates much more slowly than regular cancer cells has proven difficult to eradicate. A new study suggests a potential drug target for these cells.