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Medical News Today: Contraceptive implants and IUDs 'remain effective a year after expiry'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.

Medical News Today: Could meditation reduce brain aging?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.

Medical News Today: Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.

Medical News Today: Going red: raising awareness of heart disease in women

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.

Medical News Today: Women with type 1 diabetes 'twice as likely' as men to die from heart disease

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:00
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.

Medical News Today: 'Soft micro-robots' could do biopsies, deliver drugs

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.

Medical News Today: New drug delivery device 'could transform cancer treatment'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
A device that uses an electrical field to drive drugs deep inside solid tumors that are difficult to treat could make more cancer patients eligible for life-saving surgeries.

Medical News Today: Study links coffee intake with reduced risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00
Consuming three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer by up to 19%, according to new research.

Medical News Today: How oyster mushrooms could aid treatment for autoimmune diseases

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have visualized how a protein in oyster mushrooms punches holes in parasites to kill them - a process that also occurs in the human immune response.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: two new genetic risk factors uncovered

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
A huge international collaboration investigating the genes of tens of thousands of women has uncovered genetic variants on chromosome 9 associated with higher breast cancer risk.

Medical News Today: Are ongoing concerns about vaccine safety to blame for the measles epidemic?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Stress levels are down, but money worries continue to trouble Americans

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
An American Psychological Association survey of more than 3,000 Americans finds that financial concerns are the main driver of modern stress, despite an improving economy.

Medical News Today: Several mental disorders share changes in certain brain regions

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:00
A review of multiple brain imaging studies has found that some mental disorders share gray matter loss in the same three brain regions, raising the possibility of common therapies.

Medical News Today: Scientists create eyeglasses that become shaded 'on command'

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are developing a material that allows wearers of eyeglasses to make them turn from clear to shaded and back again when they want them to, rather than reacting to light.

Medical News Today: Paramedics could deliver life-saving drugs to stroke victims

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00
An NIH trial shows paramedics could safely deliver drugs to stroke victims before they arrive at the hospital, reducing the delay between stroke event and treatment.

Medical News Today: Smartphone accessory diagnoses HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can rapidly diagnose HIV and syphilis from just a finger prick of blood.

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

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming cobalt in foods, including preventing abnormal development of red blood cells, which causes macrocytic anemia,

Medical News Today: '15 million unwanted pregnancies' created by low contraception in 35 poorer countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Some 90% of the 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies across a third of the world's population every year are due to a failure to use modern contraception, study suggests.

Medical News Today: Researchers associate CFS with symptoms of early menopause, gynecologic problems

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is most common among women in their 40s. Now, researchers say they have found a link between CFS and early menopause, which may explain why.

Medical News Today: 1 in 2 people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, study finds

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, while another study claims that in women, lung cancer claims more lives than breast cancer .