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Medical News Today: Scientists claim myelin production is crucial for learning new skills

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
A mouse study by researchers from University College London in the UK claims that myelin - the protective coating around nerve fibers - is vital for skill learning.

Medical News Today: Drinking sugary soda linked to cell aging

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
Researchers found that consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened soda may be associated with cell aging in a manner comparable to smoking.

Medical News Today: Seniors 'comfortable with aging' are more likely to attend health screenings

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
In an attempt to understand the attitudes and beliefs that prevent many seniors accessing preventive health services, a new study finds satisfaction with aging plays a big role.

Medical News Today: Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.

Medical News Today: Awareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patients

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk.

Medical News Today: Ebola: are the CDC doing enough to stop a US outbreak?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
With three confirmed Ebola cases in the US, there are concerns that the country could see an outbreak. We look at what the CDC are doing to prevent this and whether it is enough.

Medical News Today: Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:00
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.

Medical News Today: Physical activity linked to lower risk of depression

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Engaging in physical activity three times a week may reduce the risk of depression, a new study finds. But depression before midlife could be a barrier to physical activity.

Medical News Today: Weight-gain study illustrates benefits of polyunsaturated oil

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.

Medical News Today: MERS virus cell entry mechanism is possible drug target

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new study reveals how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - MERS-CoV - enters host cells, opening potential new avenues for treatment.

Medical News Today: WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.

Medical News Today: First case of 'Google Glass addiction' reported

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Google's 'wearable computer' has been on the market for less than 2 years. A new study reports the first evidence of addictive behavior associated with the device.

Medical News Today: Most dermatology complaints in the emergency room are acute

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:00
Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Medical News Today: Researchers move closer to origins of pancreatic cancer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk.

Medical News Today: How safe are human embryonic stem cell transplants?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.

Medical News Today: Could a chemical in broccoli, sprouts help treat autism?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes drug switched on and off by blue light

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new drug has been created that is activated by blue LED light, theoretically allowing type 2 diabetes patients to switch the drug on and off in the body.

Medical News Today: Protein instability suggested as cause of ALS

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.