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Medical News Today: 'Killer T cells' primed to distinguish and destroy shape-shifting HIV, new study

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00
Findings of a new study reveal why attempts to eradicate latent HIV have failed and offer a strategy that could help to form a therapeutic vaccine to eradicate HIV from the body.

Medical News Today: Could eating an avocado each day help lower 'bad' cholesterol?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
Consuming one avocado each day alongside a moderate-fat diet may help lower 'bad' cholesterol in people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Symptoms of PTSD in women linked to type 2 diabetes

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have reported that women with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms could face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Six Americans die from alcohol poisoning each day

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
A new CDC report finds that deaths from alcohol poisoning are a bigger problem than previously thought, but that current figures are still likely to be an underestimate.

Medical News Today: Reducing fatty acid production may help treat arthritis, leukemia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
Reducing the production of fatty acids called ether lipids could be a new treatment strategy for arthritis and leukemia, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00
For the first time, researchers have convincingly identified an ensemble of neurons in the brain that is crucial to focusing attention and ignoring distractions.

Medical News Today: Cold noses more vulnerable to catching colds

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
One reason we tend to catch more colds in the winter may be because our noses are cold and our immune system does not work so well at lower temperatures, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer 'easier to detect' with new type of MRI

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
New restriction spectrum imaging-MRI or RSI-MRI is better than current prostate imaging and may have important implications for prostate cancer treatments, new study says.

Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery linked to reduced mortality 5-10 years after procedure

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Obese individuals who have weight loss surgery may have better long-term survival than those who do not have the surgery, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Elevated blood sugar in heart failure patients linked with early death

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that acute heart failure patients should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival at the emergency department.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy 'not reduced' by intensive type 1 diabetes treatment

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have reported that intensive type 1 diabetes treatment is associated with a modest improvement in life expectancy compared with conventional treatment.

Medical News Today: New genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes identified

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:00
An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has uncovered clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes.