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Medical News Today: Proton therapy as effective as conventional radiotherapy, with fewer side effects
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.
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.
Chronic pain following injury may involve epigenetic changes, implying a potential future role for medications that target specific genes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People were less tolerant toward those described as 'mentally ill' than those described as 'people with mental illness,' a new study found.
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.
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.
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.
New research has found that children born to mothers with diabetes and obesity could be significantly more likely to develop the developmental disability.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the common skin conditions that can affect women during pregnancy, including hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and skin tags.
Links between viral infection during pregnancy and autism grow ever stronger. The latest study investigates the role of T helper cells and specific cytokines.
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.
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.