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Medical News Today: Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?

Medical News Today: Birth control pill 'provides long-term protection against endometrial cancer'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Researchers estimate that over the past 50 years, use of the birth control pill has prevented around 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer in high-income countries.

Medical News Today: Music in operating theaters could impair communication

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Researchers investigating the impact of music played in operating theaters has found that it can have a disruptive influence on communication between staff members.

Medical News Today: Implantable biosensor could monitor progress of cancer therapy

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are working on a biosensor that can be implanted into a tumor during biopsy to monitor levels of cancer biomarkers and send readings wirelessly for doctors to see.

Medical News Today: Women, black patients have poorer life expectancy after heart attack

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00
Women and black patients will lose more years of their expected life following a heart attack than white men, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Lentils: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the possible health benefits of lentils including supporting heart health, preventing birth defects, improving immune response to infection and fighting fatigue.

Medical News Today: People who eat spicy foods regularly could live longer

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that a daily diet that regularly includes spicy food is associated with a lower risk of death, including deaths from specific diseases such as cancer.

Medical News Today: Clot-busting nanocapsule could 'revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment'

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:00
Researchers who developed a clot-busting, drug-loaded nanocapsule that precisely targets blood clots say it may offer a safer way to to treat stroke and heart attack.

Medical News Today: World's first 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:00
The world's first drug developed using 3D-printing technology has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Warning about the dangers of measles may sway vaccine skeptics

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:00
Many people worry about the safety of vaccines - particularly the MMR vaccine. But a new study suggests a nonconfrontational approach that could alleviate these concerns.

Medical News Today: SSRI use during pregnancy lowers risk of premature birth

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:00
Researchers reveal that SSRI use among pregnant women is associated with reduced risk of birth complications. However, it may also increase the risk of neonatal problems.

Medical News Today: New 'drug-entrapped' artificial blood vessels stay clot-free

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:00
A drawback of drug-releasing vascular grafts and stents is that they only postpone the problem of clots. Now, a new type of vessel lining promises to overcome this.

Medical News Today: High-dose vitamin D supplements might not benefit postmenopausal women

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that postmenopausal women taking a high-dose vitamin D supplement derived similar benefits to a group of postmenopausal women receiving a placebo.

Medical News Today: 6 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 6 of your pregnancy? Your baby will be taking huge developmental strides - their vital organ systems have started to form or are continuing to grow.

Medical News Today: FDA approve dual gastric balloon for treatment of obesity

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
The FDA have approved a dual balloon device for treating obesity. The device - which is inserted into the stomach non-surgically - makes you feel full with less food.

Medical News Today: Young dads at greater risk of death in middle age, study suggests

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests men who become fathers before the age of 25 may be at significantly greater risk of death in midlife, compared with men who delay fatherhood.

Medical News Today: Neuroblastoma cancer cells weaken immune system 'like kryptonite'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective.

Medical News Today: Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood.

Medical News Today: Biomarker discovery offers 'glimmer of hope' for women with aggressive breast cancer

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have discovered a molecule called IL13RA2 could be a potential drug target for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive form of the disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover how bees naturally immunize their offspring

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that the queen bee passes a blood protein to her eggs, so when they hatch, they have immunity to many of the diseases in their environment.