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Medical News Today: Gene indicates higher risk of heart disease for women

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a high-risk version of gene that interacts with high estrogen levels in women, increasing the chance of heart disease.

Medical News Today: Stored blood transfusion 'safe' after heart surgery

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Despite previous conflicting studies, new research finds that use of stored blood for transfusions after heart surgery is safe and does not influence patient outcomes.

Medical News Today: New guidelines for breast cancer screening age

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
The ACS have issued new breast cancer screening guidelines, starting with optional screening from 40, and including annual screening from 45-54 years.

Medical News Today: IVF breakthrough: novel DNA test could more than double success rates

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a test that can measure levels of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, which may help doctors identify embryos likely to lead to successful pregnancy via IVF.

Medical News Today: Diesel exhaust alters half of flower scents honey bees use to find food

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 02:00
New research reveals that diesel exhaust degrades 50% of the most common floral scents used by bees to search for flowers and could be contributing to the decline in pollinators.

Medical News Today: Hearts age differently in men and women

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 02:00
Research comparing MRI scans taken 10 years apart reveals that men's and women's hearts change differently over time; for instance, men's tend to get heavier and hold less blood.

Medical News Today: AAP: abstain from alcohol during pregnancy

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics insist that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy in order to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Medical News Today: 15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 15 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a navel orange and is developing its ability to breathe.

Medical News Today: Leukemia cells can kill each other, study finds

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have stumbled upon a way to make leukemia cells kill each other, through the application of antibodies. In lab conditions, 15% of cells were killed in 24 hours.

Medical News Today: Number of moles on right arm could predict risk of deadly skin cancer

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggests the risk of melanoma skin cancer may be predicted by the number of moles a person has on their right arm - a finding they say could be useful for doctors.