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Medical News Today: Daily weigh-in helps keep the weight off

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
New research finds that stepping on the scales every day and tracking the results on a chart is an effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.

Medical News Today: Hyperlipidemia: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides.

Medical News Today: Trans fats may lead to poorer memory for young, middle-aged men

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Higher consumption of trans fats - commonly found in processed foods - may worsen memory for men aged 45 and younger, finds new research from UCSD.

Medical News Today: Rates of breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer have increased, study finds

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
The use of breast-conserving therapy for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer rose between 1998 and 2011, a study finds, though there are still barriers to the procedure.

Medical News Today: Genetic changes identified that make HIV elusive to drugs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have identified two locations where slight differences in human immunodeficiency virus genetic code can change the way the virus infects cells.

Medical News Today: Prenatal DDT exposure linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
Women born in 1959-67 who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero may be at almost four times higher risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Running a marathon: how to survive the historic endurance race

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we have a look at what it takes to run a marathon, including training, nutrition and a brief history of these extreme endurance events.

Medical News Today: Teens with weak working memory 'more likely to engage in risky sex'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
The link between cognitive ability and impulse control is explored in a new study that finds an association between weak working memory and increased levels of sexual impulsivity.

Medical News Today: FDA: no more 'unsafe' trans fats

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
The FDA decide partially hydrogenated oils - the main source of artificial trans fats in processed foods - are unsafe to eat and gives manufacturers 3 years to remove them.

Medical News Today: Scientists show how nanostructure of dentin stops teeth cracking

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.

Medical News Today: Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding): causes and treatments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual periods with prolonged bleeding. It can interfere with a woman's physical, emotional and social quality of life.

Medical News Today: Appendicitis: 'antibiotics are an alternative to surgery'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Surgery to treat acute appendicitis is a 100-year-old idea that need not be followed religiously, researchers say, suggesting that antibiotics can be tried first.

Medical News Today: Blood protein may indicate Alzheimer's disease risk

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical News Today: Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.

Medical News Today: Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

Medical News Today: Avocado compound holds promise for treating leukemia

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
A compound found in avocados - called avocatin B - selectively targets and destroys leukemia stem cells, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.