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Medical News Today: Multi-gene test identifies early breast cancer that may be spared chemo

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 02:00
A multi-gene test that identifies early breast cancer patients who can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy alone and no chemotherapy has shown successful results in a trial.

Medical News Today: Gum disease may worsen cognitive decline for Alzheimer's patients

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00
Researchers found Alzheimer's patients with gum disease had a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline over a 6-month period, compared with those without gum disease.

Medical News Today: What is sun protection factor (SPF)? What is the best sunscreen?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
Understand SPF and what sunscreen labels mean. Find out which sun lotions to use, how best to apply the protection, and what personal factors to consider. Enjoy the sun safely!

Medical News Today: Just three laws could cut gun deaths by over 90%

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
State gun laws directly affect the rate of gun deaths, and adding just three laws could significantly reduce the number of fatalities. Background checks could mean an 81% decrease.

Medical News Today: Does Viagra encourage melanoma cells to proliferate?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
The popular erectile dysfunction drug allows melanoma to grow more vigorously, say researchers, who say melanoma patients should consult their doctor before taking the medication.

Medical News Today: Uterus transplantation: first procedure in US fails due to complications

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 08:00
A 26-year-old woman who was the first in the US to undergo a uterus transplant has had the donated organ removed due to a sudden complication, the Cleveland Clinic said yesterday.

Medical News Today: Organ donation: most are willing to give, so why is there a donor shortage?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
There have been 560,000 transplants in the US since 1981, but every day, the list of people needing organs grows. With 121,524 people currently on the list, more donors are needed.

Medical News Today: Paper calls for more research into microbes as cause of Alzheimer's

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 06:00
In a journal editorial, an international team suggests a virus and two bacteria are major causes of Alzheimer's disease and calls for more research to investigate further.