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Medical News Today: Concussion recovery proceeds more slowly in older people

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 02:00
Using fMRI and working memory tasks, researchers find older people take longer to recover from concussion and suggest post-injury management should differ by age group.

Medical News Today: Finches provide clues for Huntington's disease

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Medical News Today: 13 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 13 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peach and his or her salivary glands have started functioning.

Medical News Today: Certain antibullying laws may lower rates of bullying, cyberbullying

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
Students who live in US states that have implemented at least one antibullying law recommended by the Department of Education may be at a lower risk for bullying and cyberbullying.

Medical News Today: Women too afraid to visit maternity facilities during Ebola outbreak

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
During the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, mothers-to-be avoided health care facilities due to fear of infection, although the usual standard of service was maintained.

Medical News Today: Dishwashing could help relieve stress

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:00
Though often seen as a mundane chore, a new study suggests dishwashing can be an effective stress-relieving tool if we focus solely on the task at hand.

Medical News Today: Flu shot 'decreases risk of flu-associated pneumonia'

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 07:00
Children and adults hospitalized with flu-associated pneumonia were less likely to have received a flu shot, according to a study published online in JAMA.

Medical News Today: New use of existing drug could help retrieve memory

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 06:00
A drug currently used in cancer treatment has been found to have a positive effect on memory, with implications for Alzheimer's, dementia and language-learning related issues.

Medical News Today: Sit-stand desks help workers sit less, stand more

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests providing workers with sit-stand desks is a potentially lasting way to reduce sitting time in the large and growing proportion of people in sedentary jobs.

Medical News Today: WHO: society needs to think differently about aging

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 02:00
In a new report on aging and health, the WHO call for public health action and fundamental shifts in how we think about aging as the number of over-60s is set to double by 2050.

Medical News Today: Nonfamilial breast cancer risk could be predicted by genetic alterations

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have identified a number of genetic aberrations that could indicate a predisposition toward the development of sporadic breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover body clock switch

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have created a mathematical model of how the circadian clock works and have discovered a 'switch' that may be instrumental in preventing sleep and circadian disorders.

Medical News Today: Cure for rare form of color blindness steps closer with novel gene insight

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 23:00
By analyzing the genes of dogs, researchers have uncovered new insight into the mechanisms underlying a rare form of color blindness called achromatopsia.

Medical News Today: To live longer, replace 1 hour of sitting with walking daily

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 00:00
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%.

Medical News Today: Could a pill offer the same benefits as exercise?

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:00
In a new review, researchers say that increased understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which exercise benefits health means an 'exercise pill' could soon be in the cards.

Medical News Today: Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.

Medical News Today: Are you addicted to shopping?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 23:00
Evidence supporting the classification of excessive shopping as an addiction has been established, and a new seven-point assessment tool created.

Medical News Today: Smartphone distraction can ruin a relationship

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:00
People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into 'phubbing.'

Medical News Today: Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.

Medical News Today: Innovative 'brain prosthesis' could help with memory loss

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.