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Medical News Today: Tens of thousands of Californians give up their genetic secrets

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
Dozens of diseases can be better understood, including age-related ones, after researchers analyze the genetics of some 110,266 older Californians.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccine 'partly responsible' for dramatic fall in rates of precancerous cervical lesions

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
A CDC-led study finds rates of high-grade cervical lesions among young American women fell significantly in 2008-12, which may be partly down to the HPV vaccine introduced in 2006.

Medical News Today: Diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and improve healthspan

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have created a fasting-mimicking diet that they found increased lifespan and healthspan of mice and reduced risk factors linked to cancer, CVD and diabetes in humans.

Medical News Today: Surveillance of 'silent transmission' of polio needed to wipe out virus

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 23:00
Following an analysis of historical polio epidemic data, researchers have found polio transmission can continue long after new cases of the virus have stopped being reported.

Medical News Today: Parkinson's 'a risk factor for most cancers in Taiwan'

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found a link between Parkinson's disease in Taiwanese patients and increased risk of 16 different cancer types, including colorectal, kidney, prostate cancers.

Medical News Today: Doctors cause copper deficiency by 'misdiagnosing a need for zinc'

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:00
Doctors mistakenly diagnosing a deficiency of zinc are prescribing enough supplement to lead to zinc-induced copper deficiency, an audit of patient care suggests.

Medical News Today: Scripps team lays 'spectacular' foundations for HIV vaccine

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
Researchers at The Scripps Institute report preliminary success in designing a component for a potential HIV vaccine based on immunogens, rather than a deactivated virus.

Medical News Today: Panic disorder linked to increased risk of heart attack, heart disease

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
People who have panic attacks may be up to 36% more likely to suffer heart attack and up to 47% more likely to develop heart disease later in a life, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists use zebrafish to further understanding of short bowel syndrome

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition.

Medical News Today: Potential type 2 diabetes drug found with new screening tool

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
A new tool that monitors a critical function inside live cells that is believed to be the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes has identified a potential drug to target the disease.

Medical News Today: Thailand reports first MERS case

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
Thai health officials have announced the country's first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Tests confirm a 75-year-old man recently arrived from the Middle East has MERS.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of barley?

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming barley including maintaining blood pressure, bone structure and strength, decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Medical News Today: Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer cells reverted to normal functioning cells in lab

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Work on mice has succeeded in regressing colorectal cancer tumors and resulted in relapse that persisted for 6 months, raising prospects for the disease currently without a cure.

Medical News Today: Sedentary behavior 'could increase the risk of anxiety'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior, and in particular, sitting down, could be associated with an increased risk of anxiety.