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Medical News Today: High salt in high-fat diet found to prevent weight gain in mice

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say their mouse study of salt content in high-fat diets highlights the effect noncaloric nutrients can have on weight gain.

Medical News Today: Scientists find genetic mutation linked to aggressive brain cancer

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have gained a better understanding of oligodendroglioma - a rare but particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. They have linked it to a genetic mutation.

Medical News Today: Could more frequent hot flashes herald brain changes?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 23:00
Women who have more hot flashes during sleep are more likely to exhibit brain changes that reflect a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Could daily aspirin prevent breast cancer?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests taking 75 milligrams of aspirin daily could reduce the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence, after finding it halted tumor growth in mouse models.

Medical News Today: World's first successful penis transplant patient due to become a father

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:00
Following successful surgery in December, the recipient of a penis transplant is now set to become a father, reporting that his girlfriend is 4 months pregnant.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover way to disrupt brain tumor regeneration

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:00
By reducing levels of a protein in brain tumor stem cells, scientists have been able to slow the rate of growth of one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

Medical News Today: 'Sleep reduces forgetting signal in the brain,' allowing memories to form

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:00
The mechanism of forgetting is an important key to how we form memories, suggests a new study, which focuses on how sleep blocks that mechanism to facilitate memory retention.

Medical News Today: Overweight postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find that overweight or obese postmenopausal are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer; a risk that appears unaffected by future weight change.

Medical News Today: Sleep paralysis: causes, symptoms, treatment

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:00
Have you ever awoken from sleep immobilized, unable to move your body or turn your head, short of breath with a feeling of pressure on your chest? Find out about sleep paralysis.

Medical News Today: Special skills of perception 'could pick out autism at age 9 months'

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:00
Special abilities of children with autism to search things out visually could offer diagnostic clues earlier on in life for those kids who could on to have developmental problems.

Medical News Today: Synthetic marijuana: CDC reports large rise in calls to US poison centers

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:00
A CDC report reveals calls to US poison centers linked to synthetic marijuana use soared by almost 230% in January-May this year, compared with the same period in 2014.

Medical News Today: Sexual assault resistance program 'almost halves rape risk,' study finds

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:00
A Canadian-led study reveals that a sexual assault resistance education program reduced the risk of completed rape by 46% for first-year female university students.

Medical News Today: Diet or exercise programs in pregnancy lower certain risks

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
Major weight gain in pregnancy is linked to several conditions, but a new review suggests antenatal diet or exercise interventions prevent excessive weight gain and decrease risks.

Medical News Today: Can Apple's ResearchKit change the face of medical research?

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
In March, Apple launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework for researchers and developers. What effect might this have on medical research?

Medical News Today: Study links screen-based media use to poorer bone health in teen boys

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:00
Past studies have linked excessive use of screen-based media to poorer health in children and adolescents. Now, a study adds poorer bone health to the list for teenage boys.

Medical News Today: Common antacid could increase heart attack risk by a fifth

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find that adults using proton pump inhibitors may be at an increased risk of heart attack compared with adults using other antacids.

Medical News Today: Intrauterine device (IUD) birth control method

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:00
An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper birth control device that is inserted into the uterus by a health care professional. IUDs are safe, effective and long-lasting.

Medical News Today: Nuts, peanuts linked to reduced risk of death from cancer, other diseases

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds consuming half a handful of peanuts or nuts daily could reduce the risk of death from cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes, among a number of other conditions.

Medical News Today: Widely used azithromycin 'could counter superbugs' in medical U-turn

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:00
Azithromycin is recommended not to be used against extreme antibiotic resistance, but a new take on lab assessment of the drug counters this idea by finding it could actually work.

Medical News Today: GI content of diet may influence autism symptoms

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have discovered that diets with high and low glycemic index scores led to different symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in mice.