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Medical News Today: Relapse in leukemia tied to mutations that persist through treatment

Focusing on mutations that linger through chemotherapy instead of those present at time of diagnosis may be a better way to predict relapse and survival in acute myeloid leukemia.

Medical News Today: Majority of false-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, distress

Researchers have found that patients who receive false-positive mammogram results are significantly more likely to report negative psychosocial consequences than those who do not.

Medical News Today: How to take care of your teeth and gums

With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive decline

New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off.

Medical News Today: Handheld device for rapid assessment of vital signs

Medical engineers have developed a battery-powered, hand-held device that allows people with no training to rapidly assess vital signs from the lips and fingertips noninvasively.

Medical News Today: Aspirin, NSAIDs linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

New research finds continuous long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Medical News Today: Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain

Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.

Medical News Today: New vaccine candidates may lead toward universal flu vaccine

Two studies have developed influenza vaccine candidates designed to target an area of the virus that is less prone to mutation compared with traditional vaccine targets.

Medical News Today: Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors

Men and people aged 65 and over were less likely to report insufficient sleep when they had access natural environments like parks, the beach, green spaces, study shows.

Medical News Today: Heart disease deaths 'only slightly improved' in young adults over past 3 decades

While heart disease death rates have improved significantly over the past few decades, new research indicates the rate of improvement is not shared equally by different age groups.

Medical News Today: A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'

Statins are increasingly being used in people over 79 years of age who have not yet shown any signs of vascular disease - contrary to the available evidence, say researchers.

Medical News Today: 8 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

What is happening in week 8 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a raspberry and is growing rapidly in all directions at a rate of one millimeter per day.

Medical News Today: Obstetric delivery for low-risk pregnancies does not improve birth outcomes, study finds

For low-risk pregnancies, birth outcomes do not differ depending on whether an infant is delivered by a family doctor or an obstetrician, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Helpful physicians may be key to successful weight loss

Participants in a weight-loss program who found their physicians the most helpful lost around twice as much weight as those who rated their physicians the least helpful.

Medical News Today: People with autistic traits may be more creative, study suggests

In creativity tests, researchers found individuals with high autistic traits were more likely to come up with original and unusual ideas than those without such traits.

Medical News Today: Reprogramming cancer cells back to normal looks feasible, study shows

Researchers united from two different fields have found the protein signaling that maintains the cancerous state of cells can be altered to morph tumor cells back to normal.

Medical News Today: Drug may reduce harm of potentially lethal radiation

A new study in mice shows that an experimental drug given 24 hours after potentially-lethal exposure to nuclear radiation appears to extend survival by lessening damage to the gut.

Medical News Today: 'What day is it today?' Study explains why it can be hard to keep track

Researchers suggest that midweek days are frequently confused because the mental associations that people have with them are sparse and similar.

Medical News Today: How to get rid of an infestation of bed bugs

Practical information about how to eliminate a bed bug infestation, along with tips about how to help prevent the insects taking hold in the first place.

Medical News Today: Beta blockers may have anticancer properties

Researchers investigating patients with ovarian cancer have found that beta blockers - a commonly used hypertension medication - could also have anticancer properties.

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