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Medical News Today: Dietary fatty acids may influence flare-ups in MS, autoimmune disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Through interaction with intestinal bacteria, different dietary fatty acids may affect the development and progress of autoimmune disease differently, says a study of mice with MS.

Medical News Today: Ultrasound may speed up drug delivery in the GI tract

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that ultrasound can speed up GI tract absorption and could make it much easier to deliver drugs to patients with inflammatory bowel and similar diseases.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean-style diet may protect against brain aging

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 00:00
Adhering to components of the Mediterranean diet could protect the brain from shrinkage that typically occurs with aging, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: What is carcinoma? Basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Learn about the signs and symptoms of two forms of non-melanoma skin cancer and how they are diagnosed and treated. Also find out the best ways to prevent carcinoma.

Medical News Today: Tooth decay risk doubles in children exposed to secondhand smoke

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.

Medical News Today: Many doctors discouraging HPV vaccination, study finds

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use has doubled in the US during the past decade

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 08:00
From 2001 to 2013, use of marijuana has doubled, finds a new study, which also reveals that use disorders have likewise increased during that time.

Medical News Today: Daily aspirin could increase chance of pregnancy

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:00
Taking just an 81-mg dose of aspirin daily may increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant, particularly if they have miscarried previously, suggests new research.

Medical News Today: Keep moving to prevent osteoarthritis, say physicists

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 06:00
Researchers explain how levels of sinovial fluid are maintained in cartilage and suggest that keeping active can prevent depletion and osteoarthritis.