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Johns Hopkins researchers are trialling a new MRI technique to detect early-stage cancer, guide biopsies and monitor chemotherapy response.
Researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of “triple-negative” breast cancer, raising hope that targeting the gene could lead to new forms of treatment.
Medical News Today: Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery
Weight-loss surgery prior to a knee or hip replacement for severely overweight patients may lead to better outcomes, according to two new studies.
The first artificial retinal bionic eye implant surgery in the Asia-Pacific region to help restore vision for the blind has been performed in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A new review of published studies found low-quality evidence that xylitol in toothpaste protects against cavities, and even less quality evidence of it doing so in other products.
Researchers have found the herb roseroot may have antidepressive qualities, suggesting that it could have potential as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate depression.
Different forms of dialectical behavior therapy - or DBT - equally reduce suicide attempts, self-injuries and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.
When tested on the skin of mice, a new experimental therapy that uses nanoparticles to deliver an enzyme blocker cut wound healing time in half compared with no treatment.
Scientists have developed a new vaccine to treat Ebola that uses an inactivated whole virus to hopefully provide a broader and more robust immune response.
Medical News Today: Men who kept highly fit in midlife reduced their cancer death risks in older life
Keeping fit is good for the heart, and now oncologists have evidence that keeping fit in midlife may reduce the risk of death from cancer after the age of 65 years.
The discovery of a gene mutation that increases the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, may help doctors to increase monitoring and to develop strategies to prevent the disease.
Does the name given to a disease affect how it is treated? We look at a number of examples from around the world and attempt to gauge the impact of a recommended name change.
The most detailed ever genetic portrait of a population has been unveiled by scientists at deCODE genetics. The majority of Iceland's population took part in the four studies.
Medical News Today: Study validates first 'gold standard' technique for identifying early signs of Alzheimer's
The first 'gold standard' technique for measuring brain tissue loss - an early sign of Alzheimer's disease - has been validated in a new study led by UCLA researchers.
Following similar findings in mountain lakes and coastal waters, scientists suggest human-caused pollution may be having pathological effects on deep-sea fish.
Although patients rarely suffer complications or need revision surgery following total knee and hip replacements, men tend to be more affected than women, say researchers.
Find out about the potential health benefits of chia seeds including preventing and treating diverticulitis, helping with weight loss and maintaining blood pressure.
A new study led by researchers from the WHO and Imperial College London in the UK finds that Ebola is more deadly for children aged 5 and under than older children and adults.
Medical News Today: Increasing use of minimally invasive surgery 'would avert thousands of post-op complications'
Johns Hopkins researchers claim that increasing use of minimally invasive surgery in hospitals across the US could lead to thousands of postoperative complications being avoided.
Gastrointestinal symptoms of constipation, diarrhea and food allergy/intolerance up to 3 years of age were more likely to be seen by mothers of infants with autism in study.