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Medical News Today: Psychoneuroimmunology: laugh and be well

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:00
For many years, the brain and immune system were thought to function entirely separately; recent work proves that they are intimately interwoven. Stress truly can make you sick.

Medical News Today: Brain wiring explains why weight loss is more challenging for women

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:00
A hormone that regulates body weight is less efficient in women's brains than in men's, a new study finds, making it harder for women to lose weight.

Medical News Today: Wearing antiperspirant, deodorant significantly alters armpit bacteria

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:00
New research finds wearing antiperspirant or deodorant has a strong effect on armpit bacteria, laying the groundwork for further studies to investigate the health implications.

Medical News Today: Coffee may protect against liver cirrhosis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:00
A pooled analysis of data from studies published to date finds that increasing coffee consumption may substantially reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis.

Medical News Today: Treatment reverses aging in brains of rats

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00
A compound called ampakine has reversed dendritic retraction in rats' brains, leaving them better able to function cognitively than untreated rats.

Medical News Today: Radon: Facts, Exposure and Effects

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:00
Radon is naturally occurring and radioactive. It can accumulate in buildings and is the second biggest cause of lung cancer. Where does it come from? And, what can we do about it?

Medical News Today: Michelangelo created masterpieces despite degenerative arthritis

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:00
Analyses of paintings of Michelangelo suggest his hands were affected by degenerative arthritis, but continuing to work may have kept them mobile.

Medical News Today: Benzodiazepines 'do not increase dementia risk'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:00
Past research has linked benzodiazepines - drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia - to increased dementia risk for seniors, but a new study has found no such association.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: no link to mercury in brain or seafood consumption

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:00
In the first study to examine the link between mercury levels in the brain and brain neuropathology, researchers say there is no association between mercury levels and dementia.

Medical News Today: Vaginal swab could restore beneficial bacteria for C-section infants

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:00
Swabbing newborn infants with their mother's vaginal birth fluid could restore beneficial bacteria that is lost through C-section delivery, new research suggests.

Medical News Today: WHO: 'Zika virus is a global Public Health Emergency'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:00
After an Emergency Committee meeting, the World Health Organization have called for increased surveillance, communication, research and personal protective measures against Zika.

Medical News Today: Electrical forehead patch could treat chronic PTSD

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:00
An external patch worn during sleep that uses a 9-volt battery to send a weak current to stimulate nerves in the forehead shows promise in treating chronic PTSD.

Medical News Today: UK regulator approves new 'gene editing' of human embryos for research

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:00
The UK fertility regulator has granted a research team a licence to genetically modify human embryos using the new, cheaper, more precise, genome editing technique CRISPR-Cas9.

Medical News Today: Novel test detects potentially harmful chemicals in breast milk

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00
Researchers have created a test that they say can accurately detect the presence of bisphenol A and parabens - known endocrine-disrupting chemicals - in breast milk.

Medical News Today: Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked to poorer fetal outcomes

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Women who develop prehypertension after 36 weeks' gestation may be at greater risk of having a stillbirth or an underweight infant, according to researchers from Sweden.

Medical News Today: Easily stressed teens have increased hypertension risk later in life

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Being an easily stressed 18-year-old might predict high blood pressure later in life, according to a study following the health of 1.5 million Swedish men.

Medical News Today: Microcephaly: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:00
Microcephaly is a condition where infants are born with smaller than average head sizes. Learn about the causes, risk factors and treatment options for this neurological condition.

Medical News Today: Are BPA-free food containers really safe?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:00
Plastic products containing bisphenol A are thought to be harmful, so bisphenol S has been introduced as a safer alternative. New studies, however, show they have similar effects.

Medical News Today: What's that word again? Marijuana use linked with worse verbal memory

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
In a long-term study, researchers find that both past and present marijuana use is linked with diminished verbal memory in middle age.

Medical News Today: Risk of opioid overdose 'influenced by prescription strength'

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:00
Researchers found that veterans who died from an opioid overdose were prescribed the drugs at a strength more than double that of those who did not overdose.