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Medical News Today: Views of grassy rooftops boost concentration

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that glancing at a grassy green rooftop for only 40 seconds can result in fewer errors and better concentration in attention-sapping mental tasks.

Medical News Today: Link observed between waist size and noise pollution

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00
Living near a busy road, railroad or under aircraft noise was tied to greater waist sizes in a study that suggests a link between central obesity and these environmental stressors.

Medical News Today: Being very overweight or obese in late teens may raise later-life colorectal cancer risk

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 23:00
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: New mechanism behind Alzheimer's onset identified

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 23:00
We take a look at two new Alzheimer's studies that overturn accepted wisdom on the mechanisms behind sporadic Alzheimer's onset and early symptoms.

Medical News Today: Study links obesity, mood disorders to greater risk of weakened heart during childbirth

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:00
Women who are obese or have mood disorders are almost twice as likely to have peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weakened and enlarged heart - during childbirth, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Heart failure patients with cognitive impairment 'may have worse outcomes'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that cognitive impairment in older heart failure patients could predict worse health outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death.

Medical News Today: Mosquito sex change success may open new avenue against dengue fever

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, scientists locate the part of the yellow fever mosquito's genome responsible for determining sex and manipulate it to result in 'harmless' sex-changed insects.

Medical News Today: Botox boosts pliability, elasticity of skin for up to 4 months

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds botox - a drug commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles - increases the pliability and elasticity of skin for up to 4 months after treatment.

Medical News Today: Food choices influenced by memory

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:00
A stronger memory of a specific food may encourage us to opt for that food, even if it is the less attractive choice, according to a new study by researchers from Switzerland.

Medical News Today: People with elevated depression 'poorer at hearing all types of emotional speech'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:00
A new speech perception study finds that people with elevated depression have difficulty at understanding speech of all emotional types in loud environments.

Medical News Today: Metabolic syndrome could increase cardiovascular risks

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
Two new studies have suggested that people with metabolic syndrome - particularly black women - may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Paralyzed man uses intention of movement to control robotic arm

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
After having electrode arrays implanted into the area of the brain that controls the intention of movement, a paralyzed man is able to control a robotic arm with just his thoughts.

Medical News Today: Why are smokers less likely to vote?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
A study analyzing data from a telephone survey of 11,626 individuals finds that people who smoke every day are 60% less likely to vote than nonsmokers - but why?

Medical News Today: Chronic gambling and depression often occur together, researchers find

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds young men who are chronic gamblers are also likely to be suffering from depression, and impulsive boys are more likely to become gambling adults.

Medical News Today: New treatment for middle ear infection found in anti-stroke drug

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:00
Animal study shows that topical use of the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine clears middle ear infection - suppressing inflammation and overproduction of mucus and restoring hearing.

Medical News Today: Long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy may affect boys' fertility

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00
Three daily acetaminophen pills for a week lowers testosterone levels in male fetuses, according to a new mouse study, but occasional pills during pregnancy do not cause harm.

Medical News Today: Heart 'could be regenerated by lymphatic system' after heart attacks

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers reveal that stimulating the growth of lymphatic vessels after a heart attack could help regenerate the heart and amplify the healing process.

Medical News Today: A quarter of healthy skin cells possess cancer-related mutations, study finds

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:00
Using genetic sequencing on skin biopsies from cancer-free patients, researchers find that around 25% of normal skin cells contain mutations linked to a common form of skin cancer.

Medical News Today: Coffee linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00
Men who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a new research from the University of Texas.

Medical News Today: Itchy eyes and runny noses: how best to handle seasonal allergies?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.