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Medical News Today: Personalized breast cancer treatment steps closer with gene discovery

Personalized treatment for breast cancer could be in sight, after researchers uncovered what they say is the most detailed picture to date of which genetic variations contribute to development of the disease. The new study may bring us closer to personalized treatment for breast cancer. Study leader ...

Medical News Today · 22 hours ago

To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet

Photo Credit Young rats prone to obesity are much less likely to fulfill that unhappy destiny if they run during adolescence than if they do not, according to a provocative new animal study of exercise and weight. They also were metabolically healthier, and had different gut microbes, than rats that ...

New York Times · 10 hours ago

Many European schools face barriers to providing mental health support to students 4 May 2016

In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential priority, but more than half did not implement a school policy regarding mental health. Half the 1346 ...

Medical News Today · 9 hours ago

HIV infections drop, but US falls short of national goals

Better prevention, care will help cut more infections, said researchers from Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins. The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by ...

Medical News Today · 5 hours ago

More young children with ADHD could benefit from behavior therapy

Behavior therapy recommended before medicine for young children with ADHD. More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) could benefit from psychological services - including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy. The Centers for ...

Medical News Today · 5 hours ago

Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby, Study Confirms

A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in this January 10, 2013 file photo. More than three-quarters of Americans who got this season's flu shot could get the virus anyway, given a mismatch between the flu strains covered by ... · 4 hours ago

Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers 4 May 20161

Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition - according to new NIHR-funded research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published reveal that while no interventions were unequivocally successful, ...

Medical News Today · 3 hours ago

8 Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin

Thinkstock Do use a gentle nonsoap cleanser or moisturizing body wash. Don't leave cleanser on the skin for more than a minute. Do wash with warm water rather than hot, which can cause dry skin. Don't waste your money on an antiaging body wash; ingredients don't stay on the skin long enough to be ...

Huffington Post · 3 hours ago

Wake-up call for insomniacs: New guidelines recommend therapy before pills

... share share tweet pin email People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side-effects, a doctors' group advises. Specialized counseling can and does work, even if people don't like doing it and doctors often don't know how to do it, the ... · 29 hours ago

How Much Does It Hurt? Developing Accurate Pain Measurement Can Save Lives

Management of chronic pain is one of medicine’s most intractable challenges affecting billions of individuals in the U.S. With no objective or quantifiable metric for evaluating pain, healthcare providers are forced to rely on patients’ self-reported pain levels. Too many factors in this ...

Medical Design Technology · 3 hours ago