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Medical News Today: Food commercials change children's eating priorities

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 23:00
Researchers find watching food commercials changes children's brain activity, influencing their food decisions by altering taste preferences.

Medical News Today: Blood vessel-forming protein could offer alternative to heart bypass surgery

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 23:00
Using mouse models, researchers shed light on how a protein called AGGF1 forms new blood vessels, which could help treat heart disease and heart attack.

Medical News Today: HIV: Newly discovered component could lead to more effective drugs

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have uncovered a feature that HIV uses to infect cells while avoiding immune system detection. This finding could lead to improved treatments.

Medical News Today: Better cultural fit may encourage healthy eating

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 23:00
A study of adults from the U.S. and Japan finds whether a person adheres to a healthy diet may depend on how well they fit with their country's culture.

Medical News Today: Chemo drug in pregnancy may cause early menopause in daughters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 23:00
Chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy could potentially affect the future fertility of unborn daughters, as well as raise their risk of early menopause.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia symptoms eased with aerobic exercise

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 08:00
Around 12 weeks of aerobic exercise was found to significantly improve the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia in a new study.

Medical News Today: Connections between gut, brain, and immune system strengthened

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 07:00
The gut-brain connection is a complex and poorly understood mechanism. A new study examines its influence on the immune system. The plot thickens.

Medical News Today: Mid-range 'good' cholesterol levels associated with longer life

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:00
Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.

Medical News Today: Bone Marrow Biopsy: What to Expect

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 05:00
What happens during a bone marrow biopsy? This article looks at how bone marrow biopsies are carried out, how long they take, and whether or not they hurt.

Medical News Today: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Have the long-term effects been exaggerated?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 23:00
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed around 200,000 people in 1945. A new analysis investigates the 60-year health impact on survivors and their offspring.

Medical News Today: Children failing to meet ideal cardiovascular health guidelines

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 23:00
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.

Medical News Today: Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:00
Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces.

Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis can be caused by senescent cells, study finds

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:00
Using mouse models, researchers say they have uncovered a causal link between cellular senescence - where cells stop dividing - and osteoarthritis.

Medical News Today: Could memory loss be reversed with a common painkiller?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 06:00
Researchers reveal a common NSAID called mefenamic acid reversed memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for human trials.

Medical News Today: What is Mono and Should I Worry About It?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

Medical News Today: MS: Treating earliest signs reduces risk of diagnosis, relapse

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers suggest treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with interferon beta-1b could reduce the risk of diagnosis and reduce relapse rate.

Medical News Today: Poor protein control key to Alzheimer's progression

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:00
The way in which Alzheimer's brain changes progress is linked to poor control of protein in specific areas of the brain. New research maps these changes.

Medical News Today: Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:00
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.

Medical News Today: Epigenetics: The keeper of the code

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00
The code stored in our DNA is no longer the whole story. The field of epigenetics is teaching us that the packaging is just as important as the contents.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline, prevent Alzheimer's

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 06:00
A new review finds higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline and lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.