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Medical News Today: Proton therapy as effective as conventional radiotherapy, with fewer side effects

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
A trial finds a type of radiotherapy that uses protons instead of photons or X-rays is as effective at treating medulloblastoma in children and causes fewer long-term side effects.

Medical News Today: Puberty earlier for overweight, later for obese boys

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
On finding evidence of earlier puberty for overweight, and later puberty for obese boys, researchers call for further studies into the links between race, gender, BMI and puberty.

Medical News Today: Chronic pain may be linked to genetic changes in the immune system

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00
Chronic pain following injury may involve epigenetic changes, implying a potential future role for medications that target specific genes.

Medical News Today: Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the potential health benefits of acai berries, a fruit rich in antioxidants whose taste has been described as a blend of chocolate and berries.

Medical News Today: High fiber intake when young may lower women's breast cancer risk

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that women who ate foods high in fiber during adolescence and young adulthood were up to 24% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Medical News Today: New insights into DNA repair could improve drugs that block cancer cell growth

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
By clarifying how some DNA repair mechanisms work, a new study opens the way to better understanding and thus improving the action of drugs that prevent cancer cell proliferation.

Medical News Today: Miniature microscope will ID cancer cells in real-time

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:00
A new microscope the size of a pen will allow doctors and dentists to check for cancerous cells without surgery and without an excruciating wait for results.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'poison the airways and weaken the immune system'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:00
E-cigarettes, widely touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, are toxic to the airways, suppress the immune system and enhance bacterial activity, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:00
People were less tolerant toward those described as 'mentally ill' than those described as 'people with mental illness,' a new study found.

Medical News Today: Negative food messages make sugary snacks more enticing

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:00
Negative messages about unhealthy food can make that food more attractive, whereas positive or balanced messages are more likely to discourage poor choices, researchers say.

Medical News Today: Are cherry-flavored e-cigarettes more dangerous?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 08:00
A new study investigating benzaldehyde levels that different e-cigarette flavors deliver implicates cherry as the one with the highest levels of the respiratory irritant.

Medical News Today: WHO to assemble Emergency Committee on Zika virus

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 07:00
In response to rapid spread of Zika virus, the World Health Organization are to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

Medical News Today: Maternal obesity and diabetes linked with increased infant autism risk

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 06:00
New research has found that children born to mothers with diabetes and obesity could be significantly more likely to develop the developmental disability.

Medical News Today: 3D-printed kidney technique enables transplant for 2-year-old

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 06:00
A 2-year-old girl has received her father's kidney in a transplant facilitated by the use of a 3D printer. Experts hope to see more pioneering applications of the printer soon.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding saves lives, boosts economies in rich and poor countries

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:00
Every year, 800,000 child deaths, 20,000 breast cancer deaths and $302 billion in costs could be prevented if all countries increased breastfeeding, says a new series of papers.

Medical News Today: Children's food allergies related to immunosuppression

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00
An immune response in the intestines appears to lead to childhood allergies and also explains why children often grow out of allergies as they become adults.

Medical News Today: Skin Conditions During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:00
Learn about the common skin conditions that can affect women during pregnancy, including hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and skin tags.

Medical News Today: Autism caused by immune response to viral infection during pregnancy?

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:00
Links between viral infection during pregnancy and autism grow ever stronger. The latest study investigates the role of T helper cells and specific cytokines.

Medical News Today: Synthetic immune cells: a possible solution to antibiotic resistance?

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:00
Dr. Thomas Webster speaks to MNT about his and his team's new creation - synthetic immune cells - which he believes could aid in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Why does exercise alone not aid long-term weight loss?

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:00
Study uncovers why our weight loss plateaus after beginning a new exercise program, suggesting our bodies adapt to the higher activity levels - highlighting the importance of diet.