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Medical News Today: Transition from moderate to problem drinking hinges on genetic material

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from UCSF have found that microRNA levels in the brain are important in development of alcohol addiction, findings that could help with the development of medications.

Medical News Today: Mental rest and reflection 'boost learning'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:00
New research finds that restful reflection can strengthen memories in the mind and forge new mental connections, priming the brain for future learning.

Medical News Today: Ultrasound reduces chest lines and wrinkles

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
Findings presented at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands reveal that micro-focused ultrasound improves lines and wrinkles.

Medical News Today: Paralyzed man walks again after nose cells repair his spinal cord

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
A group of cells found in the nose encourage regrowth of damaged smell cells. By transplanting some into his severed spinal cord, surgeons have helped a paralyzed man walk again.

Medical News Today: Non-smoking life in smoking homes comparable to polluted cities

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00
A study has found that non-smokers are exposed to levels of air particles comparable to living in heavily polluted cities such as London if they live with people who smoke indoors.

Medical News Today: Vaccinations 'not linked to increased risk of MS, central nervous system disorders'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
Contrary to previous research, a new study finds no long-term link between vaccinations and higher risk of multiple sclerosis and other disorders of the central nervous system.

Medical News Today: Without exit screening, three Ebola-infected travelers will fly each month

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
Demonstrating the importance of exit screening, a new modeling analysis estimates the number of infected travelers who will depart Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone each month.

Medical News Today: Lower vitamin D levels found in children who drink non-cow's milk

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:00
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk.

Medical News Today: Birth season linked to risk of later-life mood disorders

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
Our risk of developing mood disorders in adulthood may be influenced by the season during which we were born, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Could eating more fish make antidepressants work better?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
A new study suggests depressed patients who do not respond to antidepressants may have abnormal fatty acid metabolism. The solution? Eat more fatty fish.

Medical News Today: Corneal inlays may remove need for reading glasses

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:00
A number of easily implanted corneal inlay products currently in development may soon remove the need for reading glasses to correct loss of near vision in aging eyes.

Medical News Today: Pharaoh CT scans rewrite history of ankylosing spondylitis

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
Ankylosing spondylitis, a rheumatic disease, was previously believed to occur in Ancient Egypt. New CT scans of mummified remains have now put this theory in doubt.

Medical News Today: Scientists create fully functional 'organoids' of human intestines

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have successfully grown fully functional intestinal 'organoids' and transplanted them into mice, paving the way for personalized treatments for digestive disorders.

Medical News Today: Heightened risk of anxiety, depression among women after heart attack

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
Following a heart attack, women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression than men, claim researchers. They also say depression after a heart attack raises risk of death.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function, death after cardiac arrest

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels.

Medical News Today: Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic benefit the skin of young, healthy women?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.

Medical News Today: Menopause is a reason to have a 'health audit,' claim experts

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:00
In line with International Menopause Day, a report recommends that women use menopause as an opportunity to review their health and lifestyle and make appropriate changes.

Medical News Today: Personalized ovarian cancer vaccines set for human trials

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found a way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The method is being used to create personalized vaccines for ovarian cancer.

Medical News Today: The digital age of medicine: cadavers still best choice for learning anatomy

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find that students learn college anatomy significantly better through the traditional use of human cadavers, compared with using computer-simulated methods.