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Medical News Today: Africa more at risk from drug-resistant malaria than previously thought

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 02:00
Drug-resistant forms of the deadliest malaria parasite - currently confined to Asia - can infect African mosquitoes, suggesting risk of spread to Africa is higher than assumed.

Medical News Today: Scientists crunch 'big data' to produce new catalog of cancer driver genes

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 02:00
An analysis of two huge cancer databases identifies over 100 new cancer driver genes and helps explain how tumors driven by the same gene may lead to different patient outcomes.

Medical News Today: Botox prevents heart problems following bypass surgery

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00
Botox appears to prevent heart rhythm problems in patients following bypass surgery, according to an article published by the AHA.

Medical News Today: Leptin gene therapy 'may be better than dieting' for weight loss

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say injecting rats with an appetite-suppressing gene led to long-term weight loss without the side effect of reduced bone mass often found with dieting.

Medical News Today: Gene indicates higher risk of heart disease for women

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a high-risk version of gene that interacts with high estrogen levels in women, increasing the chance of heart disease.

Medical News Today: Stored blood transfusion 'safe' after heart surgery

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Despite previous conflicting studies, new research finds that use of stored blood for transfusions after heart surgery is safe and does not influence patient outcomes.

Medical News Today: New guidelines for breast cancer screening age

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
The ACS have issued new breast cancer screening guidelines, starting with optional screening from 40, and including annual screening from 45-54 years.

Medical News Today: IVF breakthrough: novel DNA test could more than double success rates

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a test that can measure levels of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, which may help doctors identify embryos likely to lead to successful pregnancy via IVF.