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New research presented at a conference in Paris suggests outreach interventions may increase screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis.
As the use of 3D technology gains pace in the clinical context, a new sternum and ribs have been created for a cancer patient in Spain.
Cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your newborn baby's umbilical cord and placenta and storing it for future medical use to possibly help treat illness.
Researchers suggest just 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation may impair the ability to correctly distinguish between the recall of real and imagined experiences.
A link has been established between sedentary behavior and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, regardless of whether person does a high level of moderate to vigorous exercise.
A study in Spain cautiously suggests that a Mediterranean diet with olive oil may help prevent breast cancer, compared with a low-fat diet.
A robotic hand connected to the sensory and motor cortexes of the brain has allowed a 28-year-old paralyzed man to detect sense of touch with almost 100% accuracy.
New research from the University of Minnesota has established a ink between the lifelong or current use of marijuana and the development of prediabetes.
A new study shows how a bacterium involved in gum disease alters gene expression to increase the inflammation and plaque formation that leads to hardening of heart arteries.
Our bones thin with age, and this is linked to higher fracture risk. Now, a new study shows hopping for 2 minutes a day may reduce the risk of hip fracture by raising bone density.
People who drink diet beverages are likely to compensate for their perceived loss of calories by eating more discretionary foods such as cookies and ice cream.
A recent study shows that the better informed working patients are about their cancer, the greater their chances of coping and having a good outcome.
Learn the best way to breastfeed your baby comfortably with tips on obtaining a good latch, how to avoid pain and the best positions for successful breastfeeding.
Medical News Today: New research could lead breast, ovarian cancer prevention strategies away from surgery
One study identifies a molecule that could potentially reduce breast cancer risk, while in another, a team develops a mouse model in which to study new ways of preventing cancer.
With a new mathematical model, researchers are able to explain how different levels of diversity in gut microbes lead to different responses to diets.
Recent research suggests that luteolin, found naturally in some vegetables, could help counter the breast cancer-causing effects of combined hormone replacement therapy.
A phase 2 trial for the resveratrol finds that the compound is safe to use in older adults but also stabilizes a biomarker that declines in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
A new study suggests the pressure to be connected on social media 24 hours a day may lead to poor sleep quality for teens, as well as greater risk for anxiety and depression.
Giving students more time to eat their lunch, new research suggests, may allow them to eat more of their meal and encourage healthier food choices.
A recent meta-analysis suggests that high levels of fish consumption could lead to a lower risk of depression in both men and women.