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Medical News Today: Video-based treatment may improve autism-related behavior in at-risk infants

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Travelers taking antibiotics may be helping spread of 'superbugs'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria.

Medical News Today: Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.

Medical News Today: Social distancing 'effective for reducing flu risk'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Stay home and watch TV to reduce your risk of flu. This is what the residents of Mexico City did during the 2009 swine flu outbreak, and researchers found it was effective.

Medical News Today: CDC: low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.

Medical News Today: Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life.

Medical News Today: Coma patients show improved recovery from hearing family voices

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds that 6-week sessions of replaying recorded anecdotes from family members to coma patients results in improved responsiveness to sensory information.

Medical News Today: Salt may raise blood pressure by disabling safety mechanism in the brain

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:00
A study of rats finds that higher salt intake over a long period disables a safety mechanism in the brain that normally stops blood pressure in arteries from rising.

Medical News Today: Exhaled carbon dioxide alerts malaria mosquito to human presence

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:00
While human odor guides malaria mosquitoes to human homes, once they take up residence, it is exhaled carbon dioxide that triggers them to land on skin for their next blood meal.

Medical News Today: Current guidelines to limit kids' screen-based media use 'may not be tenable'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.

Medical News Today: New bone growth therapy to be tested in space

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
In outer space, scientists will study a molecule that could accelerate bone growth, potentially leading to new treatments for osteoporosis and other bone conditions.

Medical News Today: Research suggests possible HIV risk with birth control shot

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
Analysis of several studies measuring rates of HIV infection among women using hormonal contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa has suggested that birth shots could increase HIV risk.

Medical News Today: Memories need to be 'switched on' and are enhanced by emotion

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:00
People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists - a phenomenon called 'attribute amnesia.'

Medical News Today: The gluten-free diet: is it really good for our health?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:00
Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Scientists investigate sound waves for burning away cancer pain

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:00
Used primarily in medicine as a way to image the body, ultrasound at high-intensity may also provide an exciting new treatment for cancer pain, according to early trial results.

Medical News Today: Ebola spread to humans linked to population density and vegetation cover

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests human population density and green vegetation cover in Ebola-affected African regions are factors in helping the virus spill over from animals to humans.

Medical News Today: New compounds could lead to new treatment for endometriosis

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:00
Two new drug compounds that target estrogen signaling and inflammation and were tested successfully in mice and human cells show promise as a treatment for endometriosis.

Medical News Today: Gender-specific criteria could double heart attack diagnoses

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find that using a new high-sensitivity blood test with gender-specific diagnostic thresholds could improve the rate of heart attack diagnosis among women.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of copper?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing copper, including preventing neutropenia and osteoporosis, and maintaining collagen and elastin.

Medical News Today: You only hurt the one you love: the presence of a romantic partner 'intensifies pain'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
Doctors often recommend that partners be present if a patient is going through a painful medical procedure. However, a new study finds their presence may make pain worse.

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