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Medical News Today: Most elderly breast cancer patients receive unnecessary radiation

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy.

Medical News Today: Studies link metabolic syndrome to urinary problems

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
In two new studies, researchers find metabolic syndrome may be linked to lower urinary tract symptoms, but that weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of such symptoms.

Medical News Today: Researchers link vitamin D deficiency to seasonal affective disorder

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers hypothesize that vitamin D deficiency may be a driver of seasonal affective disorder - a form of depression that strikes during winter months.

Medical News Today: Eating more green vegetables may aid heart health, reduce risk of obesity, diabetes

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
In three new studies, researchers from the UK find that nitrate - a chemical found in green vegetables - may aid heart health and reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Does educational attainment affect risk of opioid and stimulant abuse?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
While college-attending Americans are more likely to abuse stimulants than their peers, non-college attending young adults are more likely to abuse opioids, according to a study.

Medical News Today: Activating cannabinoid brain receptors could replace marijuana for anxiety treatment

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say they have found a way to activate cannabinoid receptors in the brains of mice and reduce depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, without the use of marijuana.

Medical News Today: Congenital heart disease: 3D-printed hearts could lower surgeries in children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:00
Speakers at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 conference highlight the benefits offered by studying 3D-printed models of individual patients' hearts when planning interventions.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify potential drug target for frontotemporal dementia

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:00
In a mouse model of frontotemporal dementia, researchers found that boosting the function of the NMDA receptor in the brain could be a potential treatment for the disease.

Medical News Today: CDC: prepare for 'potentially severe' flu season

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 06:00
Early indications are that this year's flu vaccine may not protect against all the strains that will circulate this flu season but it is still worth having, say the CDC.

Medical News Today: Hormone that controls satiety also links obesity to high blood pressure

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds that the increase in leptin levels seen in diet-induced obesity drives an increase in blood pressure, and blocking leptin reduces blood pressure in obese mice.

Medical News Today: Breakthrough: good gut bacteria 'highly effective' against malaria transmission

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
In a new study, researchers find that certain bacteria in the gut offer a natural defense mechanism against malaria transmission, paving the way for a vaccine against the disease.

Medical News Today: CT scans 'can predict risk of stroke' in TIA patients

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers say all patients should have a CT scan within 24 hours of a transient ischemic attack, as the brain images can predict their risk of stroke.

Medical News Today: Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in males

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found an association between smoking and the loss of the Y chromosome in men’s blood cells, with this loss previously linked with the development of cancer.