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Medical News Today: Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 07:00
New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns.

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:00
Removing or blocking the protein Gal3 reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes, study shows.

Medical News Today: Twenty cigarettes daily for 1 year equals 150 lung cell mutations

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.

Medical News Today: Worrying about health increases heart disease risk

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study looks at the consequences of health anxiety on heart health. Excessive worrying over one's health might increase the risk of heart disease.

Medical News Today: Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.

Medical News Today: Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:00
Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:00
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.