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Medical News Today: Study identifies breast cancer diagnosis, survival variations by race, ethnicity
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.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.'
New research has found that the children of melanoma survivors are not receiving optimum sun protection, despite their increased risk of developing melanoma themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New research suggests that older patients, particularly those with poor health, may be overtreated for diabetes, potentially increasing their risk of hypoglycemia.
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.
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.
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.