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Medical News Today: 'Free will' investigated using mind-reading computer

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:00
The fight between free will and determinism is almost as old as philosophy itself. Modern neuroscience techniques are now putting some meat on the bone.

Medical News Today: Having more children could slow aging

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 08:00
Women who had more children over a 13-year period aged slower than those who had fewer children, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Reduce alcohol consumption, say new guidelines

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 07:00
New UK alcohol guidelines reduce men's consumption to 14 units a week, recommend zero intake for pregnant women and suggest moderate alcohol helps heart health only in older women.

Medical News Today: Yoga: downward dog increases eye pressure, risks for glaucoma patients

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 06:00
Certain inverted yoga positions elevate intraocular pressure in both glaucoma patients and study participants without the condition, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: CDC: 90% of Americans consume too much salt

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 02:00
A new report from the CDC shows nearly all Americans consume more salt than is recommended for a healthy diet, placing themselves at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's treatment clue found in brain inflammation

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 02:00
A study of mice suggests blocking a protein important for controlling immune cells in the brain could halt or limit memory loss and other damage seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Motor control exercise may help lower back pain

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 00:00
A review of different methods of treating lower back pain suggests that motor control exercise may help improve levels of pain, disability and perceived quality of life.

Medical News Today: New guidelines for heart transplantation candidacy issued

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 23:00
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation have updated guidelines for heart transplantation candidacy, expanding the procedure to previously ineligible patients.

Medical News Today: Lifesaving mercury regulations will financially benefit America

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 23:00
Analysts have painstakingly teased apart the financial implications of global mercury legislation. The findings are good news for America and the world at large.

Medical News Today: Did prehistoric interbreeding strengthen human immune system?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 08:00
Interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals or Denisovans means the modern human immune system is more resistant to infection but also susceptible to allergies.

Medical News Today: Could low vitamin D increase the risk of leukemia?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 07:00
Researchers found leukemia rates are highest in populations living farther away from the equator, which may be explained by low UVB exposure that leads to low vitamin D levels.

Medical News Today: Sugary drinks sales down by 12% in Mexico after new tax

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 06:00
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages implemented in Mexico at the start of 2014 has significantly decreased purchases of the sugary drinks, which contribute to obesity.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify protein that allows flu virus to replicate in cells

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 02:00
Like any other virus, the flu virus invades host cells and hijacks cell machinery to replicate and spread. Now, scientists have found a host protein that is key to this process.

Medical News Today: Fluorescent agent could help surgeons remove all of tumor first time

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 02:00
An injectable agent that causes cancer cells to fluoresce could help surgeons remove all of a tumor the first time and prevent further operations and potentially cancer recurrence.

Medical News Today: Oral contraceptives 'unlikely' to cause birth defects, according to new study

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 00:00
A link between oral contraceptives and birth defects has been posed for decades. The results of the largest study investigating this important question come as a relief.

Medical News Today: Ebola convalescent plasma safe to use

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 23:00
Ebola T-x trial shows convalescent plasma is a safe therapy, despite not raising survival rates at the dosage used in the study; further analysis may prove a role for the therapy.

Medical News Today: Effects of cancer screening on overall mortality overstated, says report

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 23:00
While the general public hold the view that cancer screening reduces mortality, a new report claims studies have never shown that screening can reduce overall mortality.

Medical News Today: What are the best diets for 2016? New report reveals all

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 08:00
US News & World Report have revealed the best diets of 2016, based on a review of 38 of the most popular diets by a panel of health experts. Which diet has come out on top?

Medical News Today: E-cigarette adverts target susceptible youth

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 07:00
Young Americans are widely exposed to advertisements for e-cigarettes, putting them at risk of many of the perils caused by conventional tobacco products.

Medical News Today: Do heavier waiters affect how much we order?

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 06:00
Food consumption and psychology intersect in a new study that suggests diners order more food and drink at restaurants when they are served by heavier waiters.