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2015-04-21 'Milk consumption may increase risk of fractures, overall mortality'
A diet rich in dairy products, particularly milk, is promoted to reduce the likelihood of osteoporotic fractures. However, a new study published in the BMJ suggests that a high intake of milk is associated with a higher risk fractures and a higher rate of death in men and women.   Milk contains 18 out of 22 essential nutrients.

2015-04-20 Prostate cancer treatment linked to cardiac death risk
An increased risk of dying from heart-related causes has been linked with a mainstay treatment of prostate cancer in a subgroup of men who have had prior heart attacks or congestive heart failure. One of the main treatments for prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduced male hormone levels in an effort to prevent them from stimulating cancer cells.

2015-04-19 Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?
A new study by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston suggests that an extract from a Japanese mushroom has potential to eradicate human papillomavirus - the leading cause of cervical cancer. Principal investigator Judith A. Smith, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the university, recently presented the team's findings at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology in Houston, TX.

2015-04-18 Sleeping with more than 20 women in a lifetime linked to lower prostate cancer risk
Around 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. But a new study - which is likely to be welcomed by many men - claims that having more than 20 female sexual partners in a lifetime may significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease. Sleeping with more than 20 men in a lifetime, however, is associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

2015-04-17 Black tea, citrus consumption 'could lower ovarian cancer risk'
Good news for women who like to drink their daily cup of black tea or orange juice: a new study suggests that consuming foods containing flavonols and flavanones - subclasses of dietary flavonoids found in tea and citrus fruits and juices - is linked to a decreased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the fifth cause of cancer death among women.

2015-04-16 Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs
Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found that a placebo is more effective than no treatment or "watchful waiting" for young children's cough symptoms. The results of the study, which are published in JAMA Pediatrics, also found that agave nectar is more effective than watchful waiting. Coughs are one of the most common reasons for children to see a doctor.

2015-04-15 Insight into how cells copy chromosomes important for fighting cancer
As we find out more and more about what goes wrong inside cells, the better we become at killing cancer without harming the rest of the body. Now, scientists have discovered a key step in how cells copy their chromosomes when they divide that promises to be very useful for cancer research. Karim Labib, a professor in life sciences at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and colleagues report how they solved an important mystery in cell biology in the journal Science.

2015-04-14 CDC issue interim guidance on Ebola monitoring
In an attempt to address the heated national debate over how to treat people entering the country from Ebola-stricken countries, the federal government on Monday issued interim guidance on the monitoring and movement of people who may have been exposed to the deadly virus. The new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is for monitoring people who may have come into contact with Ebola and to help decide whether their movements should be restricted.

2015-04-13 Most overdoses leading to emergency hospital visits involve prescription opioids
Opioid overdoses are one of the leading causes of death in the US. A new study has now revealed that the majority of hospital emergency department visits for opioid overdoses involve the use of prescription opioids. The research letter, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, states that prescription opioids including methadone were responsible for 67.

2015-04-12 Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk
A new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests that for adults aged 55 years and older, traumatic brain injury may be linked to an increased risk of dementia. This is not the first study to suggest such a link. Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a study revealing that 16% of veterans who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) developed dementia, compared with only 10% of veterans who had not experienced a TBI.

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