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Medical News Today: Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have pinpointed a 'good bacterium' that reduces acidity and fights 'bad bacteria' in the mouth, potentially paving the way for a probiotic remedy to prevent caries.

Medical News Today: Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 07:00
A cancer drug duo eliminated tumors for some women with HER2-positive breast cancer in only 11 days, while others saw a significant reduction in tumor size, new research reveals.

Medical News Today: Younger siblings: are they better for older child's health?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 06:00
They do more than wreak havoc on the older sibling's life; a new study suggests the birth of a younger sibling lowers the chances of the older child becoming obese.

Medical News Today: New method finds 57 pesticides in poisoned honey bees

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 02:00
Honey bees are under threat globally; some suggest pesticides are involved. Now, a new method that detects 200 pesticides at a time promises to clarify the problem.

Medical News Today: Multi-gene test identifies early breast cancer that may be spared chemo

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 02:00
A multi-gene test that identifies early breast cancer patients who can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy alone and no chemotherapy has shown successful results in a trial.

Medical News Today: Gum disease may worsen cognitive decline for Alzheimer's patients

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00
Researchers found Alzheimer's patients with gum disease had a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline over a 6-month period, compared with those without gum disease.

Medical News Today: What is sun protection factor (SPF)? What is the best sunscreen?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
Understand SPF and what sunscreen labels mean. Find out which sun lotions to use, how best to apply the protection, and what personal factors to consider. Enjoy the sun safely!

Medical News Today: Just three laws could cut gun deaths by over 90%

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
State gun laws directly affect the rate of gun deaths, and adding just three laws could significantly reduce the number of fatalities. Background checks could mean an 81% decrease.

Medical News Today: Does Viagra encourage melanoma cells to proliferate?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
The popular erectile dysfunction drug allows melanoma to grow more vigorously, say researchers, who say melanoma patients should consult their doctor before taking the medication.