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Medical News Today: Chemo unlikely to prolong survival in older breast cancer patients

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:00
Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Does mobile health technology help the heart?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:00
A review of how mobile health technology affects cardiovascular risk finds there is not enough evidence to suggest it is beneficial, but its use is still encouraged.

Medical News Today: Google to collaborate on 'next-generation' glucose monitoring devices

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
Earlier this week, a collaboration was announced between the life sciences team at Google and DexCom to develop next-generation glucose monitoring products.

Medical News Today: Does becoming a parent make us miserable?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers found over 70% of parents experienced a decline in happiness after the birth of their first child, which reduced the likelihood of them having more.

Medical News Today: Dramatic fall in chickenpox cases thanks to vaccine, study finds

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has revealed cases of chickenpox have been drastically reduced since the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in 1995.

Medical News Today: Brain scans may help predict success of therapy for psychiatric disorders

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:00
Using scans to look for brain biomarkers offers a way to select the most appropriate therapy for psychiatric disorders, study suggests.

Medical News Today: Male doctors more likely to face legal action than female colleagues

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.

Medical News Today: Bone fractures do not heal the way we thought, study finds

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that, contrary to current thinking - which maintains fibrin plays a key role in bone fracture healing - the protein is not actually required.

Medical News Today: Music may help patients recover from surgery

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:00
Patients who listened to music before, during or after surgery experienced a reduction in pain and anxiety after the procedure and were less likely to need pain medication.

Medical News Today: IVF: use of frozen eggs linked to poorer live birth rates

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00
Using frozen eggs rather than fresh eggs for in vitro fertilization is associated with lower live birth rates, according to new research published in JAMA.

Medical News Today: Coca-Cola and the problem with industry-funded research

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
In light of the news that Coca-Cola is funding an organization claiming that lack of exercise is the primary cause of obesity, we investigate the role of industry-funded research.

Medical News Today: Studies fall short on identifying best cleaning methods for preventing hospital infections

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:00
A systematic overview of studies researching cleaning methods in hospitals has revealed many of them fail to focus on how such methods impact patients' health.

Medical News Today: Breath test for early-stage liver disease steps closer

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:00
A noninvasive test that analyses levels of limonene in the breath shows promise as a way to detect the early stages of liver cirrhosis, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Death and heart disease risks increased with trans fats, not saturated fats

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00
Although dietary guidelines recommend reducing saturated fat intake, a new review suggests saturated fat intake is not associated with greater risk of death or heart disease.

Medical News Today: Gene therapy hope for recurrent ovarian cancer patients

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests gene therapy may improve survival of the 70% of patients with ovarian cancer that recurs after chemotherapy and is invariably fatal.

Medical News Today: New IVF approach could boost success rates for older women

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:00
A new approach to IVF could be in the cards for older women, after researchers gain a better understanding as to why women aged 40 and older have poor IVF success rates.

Medical News Today: Testosterone therapy may reduce cardiovascular risk in older men

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:00
Researchers have observed that patients whose low testosterone levels returned to normal with therapy also experienced a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.

Medical News Today: Under-the-desk pedal device could reduce sedentary behavior for office workers

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Providing each office employee with a portable pedal device may increase physical activity, reducing the risk of sedentary-related health problems, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Potential 'obesity gene' discovered

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have discovered a potential 'obesity gene,' according to a new study. When this gene was silenced in mice, a drastic reduction of white fat followed.

Medical News Today: Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:00
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease.

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