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Medical News Today: Why are some musicians better at sight-reading?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 23:00
Some musicians are best at sight-reading, others excel at playing by ear. Why is there a difference and how does the brain manage either of these feats?

Medical News Today: Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.

Medical News Today: Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 08:00
New research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:00
Following the news that Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has failed clinical trials, we look at whether researchers are on the right track for new treatments

Medical News Today: Huntington's disease affects muscle as well as brain

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:00
After studying cell processes in mice, researchers suggest Huntington’s disease involves defects in muscle maturation as well as death of brain cells.

Medical News Today: Depression vs. Sadness: How to Tell the Difference

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:00
What is sadness and what is depression? Learn how to tell the difference between the two and what treatments are available for depression.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis on the Eyelids: Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 23:00
Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here.

Medical News Today: Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 23:00
It is common knowledge that sports can extend life and improve heart health, but the question of which exercise is best has rarely been broached.

Medical News Today: Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 23:00
Smokers who are under 50 years of age are at a much higher risk of developing a specific type of heart attack, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Religious experience activates same brain circuits as 'sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll'

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 08:00
Using neuroimaging technology, a new study examines what our brain activity looks like when we have an intense religious experience.

Medical News Today: Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's?

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Alcohol: Link between liver and brain may control consumption

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 06:00
Researchers discover a previously unrecognized genetic basis for alcohol consumption in a pathway that links a liver hormone to a brain receptor.

Medical News Today: Amputation for Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 05:00
What is diabetes and what are the symptoms of diabetes? Who is at risk of amputation, what surgery is involved, and how is life after an amputation?

Medical News Today: IUD vs Pill: What Contraceptive Method is Best for Me?

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 23:00
What is the birth control pill and what is an IUD? Learn about things to consider when choosing between the two and other contraception options.

Medical News Today: MicroRNA may give clue to schizophrenia's 'voices'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 23:00
Research using a mouse model of schizophrenia unearths clues about the origin of auditory hallucinations and the potential for innovative, new treatments.

Medical News Today: Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 23:00
Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes.

Medical News Today: Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 08:00
Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer screening 'should not be stopped based on age'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 07:00
Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.

Medical News Today: Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 06:00
Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones.

Medical News Today: Can Frankincense Treat Cancer? Get the Facts

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:00
Frankincense conjures up images of myth and ancient medicine. It has been hailed as an alternative cure for cancer and other conditions. Should we use it?