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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?
Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.
New research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.
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
After studying cell processes in mice, researchers suggest Huntington’s disease involves defects in muscle maturation as well as death of brain cells.
What is sadness and what is depression? Learn how to tell the difference between the two and what treatments are available for depression.
Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here.
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.
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'
Using neuroimaging technology, a new study examines what our brain activity looks like when we have an intense religious experience.
Researchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.
Researchers discover a previously unrecognized genetic basis for alcohol consumption in a pathway that links a liver hormone to a brain receptor.
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?
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.
Research using a mouse model of schizophrenia unearths clues about the origin of auditory hallucinations and the potential for innovative, new treatments.
Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes.
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.
Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.
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.
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?