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Medical News Today: Chocolate: is it really good for our health?

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:00
With an increasing number of studies hailing the health benefits of chocolate, we look at whether the indulgent treat really is good for us, or whether its benefits are overstated.

Medical News Today: 'Placenta-on-a-chip' could offer new insight into pregnancy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have developed a prototype microdevice to mirror the inner workings of a human placenta, offering new insight into how it works.

Medical News Today: Study of cholesterol in cells offers clues on infertility and early puberty

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Cells use cholesterol to make the steroid hormones that trigger puberty and support pregnancy. Now, a new study of this may help find causes of infertility and early puberty.

Medical News Today: Daily weigh-in helps keep the weight off

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
New research finds that stepping on the scales every day and tracking the results on a chart is an effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.

Medical News Today: Hyperlipidemia: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides.

Medical News Today: Trans fats may lead to poorer memory for young, middle-aged men

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Higher consumption of trans fats - commonly found in processed foods - may worsen memory for men aged 45 and younger, finds new research from UCSD.

Medical News Today: Rates of breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer have increased, study finds

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
The use of breast-conserving therapy for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer rose between 1998 and 2011, a study finds, though there are still barriers to the procedure.

Medical News Today: Genetic changes identified that make HIV elusive to drugs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have identified two locations where slight differences in human immunodeficiency virus genetic code can change the way the virus infects cells.

Medical News Today: Prenatal DDT exposure linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
Women born in 1959-67 who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero may be at almost four times higher risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Running a marathon: how to survive the historic endurance race

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we have a look at what it takes to run a marathon, including training, nutrition and a brief history of these extreme endurance events.

Medical News Today: Teens with weak working memory 'more likely to engage in risky sex'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
The link between cognitive ability and impulse control is explored in a new study that finds an association between weak working memory and increased levels of sexual impulsivity.

Medical News Today: FDA: no more 'unsafe' trans fats

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
The FDA decide partially hydrogenated oils - the main source of artificial trans fats in processed foods - are unsafe to eat and gives manufacturers 3 years to remove them.

Medical News Today: Scientists show how nanostructure of dentin stops teeth cracking

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.

Medical News Today: Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding): causes and treatments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual periods with prolonged bleeding. It can interfere with a woman's physical, emotional and social quality of life.

Medical News Today: Appendicitis: 'antibiotics are an alternative to surgery'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Surgery to treat acute appendicitis is a 100-year-old idea that need not be followed religiously, researchers say, suggesting that antibiotics can be tried first.

Medical News Today: Blood protein may indicate Alzheimer's disease risk

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical News Today: Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.