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Medical News Today: Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.

Medical News Today: Study suggests 'happy wife, happy life' maxim is true

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
A link has been found between husband's marital quality and wife's satisfaction in the marriage; if a wife reports low marital quality, the husband also has lower marital quality.

Medical News Today: Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:00
Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma.

Medical News Today: Brain may 'work around' early Alzheimer's damage

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:00
A new study suggests the reason some older people with brain deposits of Alzheimer's protein do not develop dementia is because their brain works around the damage.

Medical News Today: 'Electronic skin' could revolutionize breast cancer detection

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians.

Medical News Today: Cycling or walking to work 'improves psychological health'

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the UK find that swapping driving for walking or cycling is accompanied by a boost to psychological well-being, on top of the well-known health benefits.

Medical News Today: Small cell lung cancer: chest radiotherapy 'prolongs survival, reduces recurrence'

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Chest radiation therapy, in combination with standard treatment, may reduce recurrence and prolong survival in patients with small cell lung cancer, according to a phase 3 trial.

Medical News Today: Belly dancing 'associated with a positive body image'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims belly dancers are more likely to have a positive body image because they are less focused on how they look and more focused on the activity itself.

Medical News Today: Shared pain 'increases social bonding and cooperation'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:00
Sharing painful experiences may boost social bonding and make us stronger, according to a new study led by the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Medical News Today: Failed fertility in women who want children linked to worse mental health

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:00
Women who do not come to terms with their unsuccessful fertility treatment have worse long-term mental health than women who are able to let go of wanting to have children.

Medical News Today: Social relationship status 'may influence perceptions of facial animacy'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:00
Individuals who feel socially disconnected have a greater desire to form social relationships, so are more likely to see inanimate faces as being alive, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: 'Response to reward' measured in nicotine withdrawal

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
A new, 'first of its kind' study on nicotine addiction claims to have measured similarly quantified reward-response behaviors across humans and rats.

Medical News Today: Winter babies crawl sooner than summer babies, study says

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Though it has nothing to do with astrology, researchers say the time of year a baby is born can affect the pace of his or her motor development.

Medical News Today: Bullied children 'at higher risk of night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at the age of 12, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Depressed employees may be better off at work than at home

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:00
Helping employees stay at work during a depressive illness by restructuring hours and tasks may be better for them and their employers than taking sickness absence, says new study.

Medical News Today: Migraine sufferers may find meditation helps

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:00
A small study finds migraine sufferers who learned and practiced mindfulness-based stress reduction had fewer, less severe headaches than those who received standard care.

Medical News Today: High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.

Medical News Today: 'Significant milestone' in medicine: scientists reset human stem cells

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a way to successfully 'reset' human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state, potentially opening more doors to regenerative medicine.

Medical News Today: 'Cause of incurable muscle-wasting disease identified'

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
The discovery of two new gene mutations implicated in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy may offer a potential new drug target for this disease.

Medical News Today: Viral infection in nose can trigger bacterial infection in the ear

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
The nose is home to many bacteria that normally cause no problem. Now, a new study shows that a virus can prompt some to travel to the middle ear and cause infection.