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The simple joy of curiosity is what drives this team. Our editors and writers have Ph.D.s in cell biology, M.A.s in literature, degrees in neuroscience and journalism, experience in regenerative medicine research, and many years of unique life experiences.
Back in 2003, when Medical News Today first went live, there was just one writer on staff. Fast forward to April 2017, and avid readers may have noticed our expanded content and more robust editorial process. In fact, our editorial team has grown by nearly threefold since April 2016.
Every piece of our Knowledge Center content is medically reviewed, and older articles are updated at a much more rapid pace. This month, MNT readers were particularly interested in our article on the uses and benefits of weighted blankets for anxiety.
Our News team has increased the number of original Spotlight features they publish each week, while still delivering the latest news on peer-reviewed studies. Hot topics from this month included a frog skin compound that appears to destroy the flu virus, a specific protein that could contribute to obesity, and a story on how low-calorie sweeteners may increase fat formation.
The MNT News team also investigated the health benefits of sex, which generated a lot of interest from our readers.
Finally, our authoritative voice in medical news has yielded a relatively large following from healthcare professionals. This month, we have started to create original content for these readers, along with a fresh, tailored newsletter called work + life.
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