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This week in medical news is a summary of the latest news from Medical News Bulletin, keeping you up to date with a brief report of the latest in research news.


Mediterranean Diet is Good for Your Brain

Mediterranean diet is good for your brain

A study has found that a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduction in brain atrophy (shrinkage), which was estimated as an equivalent of 5 years of ageing. Eating more fish and less meat appear to be key contributors to this effect…Read more




The Number of Moles on Your Arm Could Predict Your Risk of Melanoma

moles on your arm could predict your risk of melanoma

A study has validated the arm as a representative site for total body count of moles, allowing for quick assessment of a patients’ risk of melanoma in primary practice…Read More





Dispositional Mindfulness as a Potentially Modifiable Risk Factor for Obesity?

dispositional mindfulness

A study published in the International Journal of Behavioural Medicine has found that people with higher levels of dispositional mindfulness were less likely to be obese. The study provides a potentially modifiable risk factor for obesity, something that can be a target for intervention to continue the fight against the obesity epidemic…Read More




Nicotinamide as a Preventive Treatment for Skin Cancer

Nicotinamide as a Preventive Treatment for Skin Cancer

Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) treatment for 12 months was found to be associated with a reduction in rate of new skin cancers, an Australian study has found. The study reported a 23% reduction in rate of non-melanoma skin cancers in participants who had taken nicotinamide, compared with participants who did not take nicotinamide…Read More



Promising drug targets for male contraceptives

male contraceptives

Sperm motility is important for migration into the female reproductive tract and egg fertilization. A recent study published in Science identified proteins found in mouse and human sperm that function in sperm motility. In animal experiments, mice lacking these proteins were capable of mating but were infertile due to impaired sperm motility. This study gave promising results that could be used for the identification of drugs that target sperm motility and for the development of fast-acting and reversible human male contraceptives…Read More




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