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Medical News Today: Night shift work may increase diabetes risk for black women

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:00
Working night shifts could increase the risk of diabetes for black women, with the risk increasing the more years that are spent working this atypical shift pattern.

Medical News Today: Potential new drug target for combating chemo-resistant cancer cells

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:00
A type of cancer cell that proliferates much more slowly than regular cancer cells has proven difficult to eradicate. A new study suggests a potential drug target for these cells.

Medical News Today: Researchers find potential new target for acute respiratory distress syndrome

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 02:00
Severe lung infections can often lead to fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome. Now a study has uncovered a protective mechanism in the lungs that may offer a treatment target.

Medical News Today: Soft spinal implants show promise as long-term solution to paralysis

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have enabled paralyzed rats to walk again using spinal implants made of electrodes embedded in an ultrasoft, pliable material.

Medical News Today: Birth control shot could increase HIV risk

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00
A recent meta-analysis suggests that use of injectable hormonal contraceptive is associated with a moderate increase in the risk of acquiring HIV.

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

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of blueberries including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes and warding off heart disease.

Medical News Today: Death rates of kidney patients increased during Hurricane Sandy

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations and a rise in the death rate of kidney patients.

Medical News Today: Smokers' metabolisms may suggest which quitting aid is best for them

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the nicotine patch and smoking cessation pills have different benefits for smokers, depending on whether they have a normal or slow metabolism.

Medical News Today: Almost 1 in 5 hysterectomies are 'unnecessary,' study finds

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
More than 18% of women in the US who undergo a hysterectomy may not need to, a study finds, while almost 40% of women are not offered alternative treatments as per recommendations.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify new gene that drives triple-negative breast cancer

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the UK have found that overactivity in a gene called BCL11A may lead to the development and progression of triple-negative breast cancer.