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Medical News Today: Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:00
New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.

Medical News Today: Brain folding 'slackens' with age, study finds

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:00
As we age, the outer layer of brain tissue - the cerebral cortex - loses tension, and this is even more pronounced in patients with Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Triple-negative breast cancer: Prolactin study may lead to new treatments

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:00
Study suggests a prolactin receptor screen could identify triple-negative breast cancer patients with a less aggressive cancer and a better prognosis.

Medical News Today: Women now drinking almost as much as men

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:00
With gender roles becoming increasingly equal, women are catching up with men in term of alcohol intake and its harmful effects, a new analysis finds.

Medical News Today: How to Get Rid of a Stye: Treatments and Home Remedies

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:00
What are styes, what are the symptoms of a stye, and how do we prevent them? Learn what home remedies and medical treatments are available.

Medical News Today: Restoring evolutionary fatty acid balance may curb obesity

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest that the deviation from the evolutionary balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is responsible for the rise in global obesity.

Medical News Today: Blood test could predict pregnancy complications, poor fetal growth

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 08:00
Researchers find that low levels of a protein called DLK1 in the blood of pregnant women could indicate a greater risk of pregnancy complications.

Medical News Today: Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 07:00
When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: Blocking immune signal may prevent disease onset

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 06:00
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks pancreas cells. Now, scientists suggest blocking some signaling molecules might prevent the attacks.

Medical News Today: Brown Recluse Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 05:00
What are brown recluse spiders and what do their bites look like? Is it possible to prevent being bitten and what treatments are available? Find out here.

Medical News Today: Youth football players show brain changes after just one season

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have identified changes in white matter in the brains of youth football players after just a single season, despite no diagnosed concussions.

Medical News Today: Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 23:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued updated safe sleep recommendations to help parents protect their infants against sudden unexpected death.

Medical News Today: Is tuberculosis an autoimmune disease?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:00
A new review suggests tuberculosis could trigger autoimmunity, after finding tuberculosis bacteria 'trick' the immune system into damaging the lungs.

Medical News Today: Black Widow Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:00
Why do black widow spiders bite humans and what do their bites look like? Learn what to do if bitten and how to recognize the symptoms.

Medical News Today: Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:00
Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors.

Medical News Today: Hunger 'not linked to calorie intake'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:00
A review of more than 460 studies finds that there is no solid link between how hungry we feel and the amount of calories we consume.

Medical News Today: Protein C Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:00
What is protein C deficiency and what are the causes? Learn how to look for symptoms, when to see a doctor, and the available treatments.

Medical News Today: Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:00
The list of onions' health benefits has a new addition, after researchers have discovered that an onion compound has anti-ovarian cancer effects.

Medical News Today: Early return to play after concussion may be harmful for young athletes

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:00
Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.

Medical News Today: Diabetes risk doubles with more than two soft drinks daily

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 07:00
People who consume more than two soft drinks a day - even those with artificial sweeteners - are twice as likely to develop diabetes, a new study shows.