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Medical News Today: Shorter, cheaper radiation treatment not given to most breast cancer patients

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
Despite 2011 guidelines endorsing shorter radiation for early-stage breast cancer patients, a new study finds most eligible patients are still receiving a longer treatment.

Medical News Today: Zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:00
Using techniques from the field of earth sciences, researchers may have found a way of picking up early signs of breast cancer by looking for changes in zinc composition.

Medical News Today: Could laughing gas be used to treat severe depression?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:00
A small pilot study suggests treatment with nitrous oxide or laughing gas may help patients with severe depression whose illness is not responding to conventional therapies.

Medical News Today: America's health rankings findings: who takes the crown as healthiest state?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Find out the healthiest and least healthy states in 2014, according to America's Health Rankings, together with disturbing news of rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity.

Medical News Today: Robotic surgery can now treat previously inoperable tumors

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
Head and neck cancer tumors previously unreachable can be treated with a groundbreaking new surgery method that is also minimally invasive.

Medical News Today: Mobilize survivors to contain Ebola, experts argue

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
Ebola survivors may play a vital role in containing Ebola, suggest experts, by training as caregivers and community mediators, as they are largely immune from reinfection.

Medical News Today: Injectable, self-assembling structures 'could fight cancer'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
Harvard researchers report success in using self-assembling, biodegradable mesoporous silica rods - loaded with immune system-triggering drugs - to treat disease in mice.

Medical News Today: Preeclampsia during pregnancy and child's autism risk linked

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Age-linked gene changes underlie therapy-related leukemia in cancer patients

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:00
New study finds - contrary to current thinking - a leukemia that can follow cancer treatment is linked to age-related gene mutations in cells that resist treatment then multiply.

Medical News Today: Malaria gains 'at risk' in Ebola-affected countries, says WHO report

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 02:00
WHO say malaria deaths have fallen dramatically worldwide - with more countries moving towards elimination. However, nations affected by the Ebola virus risk losing their gains.

Medical News Today: BPA bottle and can lining could increase blood pressure

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Exposure to bisphenol A, found commonly on the inner coating of cans and in plastic bottles, has been associated with increased blood pressure in a new study.

Medical News Today: Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccination not linked with risky sexual behavior among teenage girls

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected by routine human papilloma virus vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ.