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Medical News Today: Lead's effect on brain is worse for boys than girls, study shows

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:00
A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negatively affected by lead exposure in boys than girls.

Medical News Today: Many breast cancer patients have poor knowledge about their condition

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that many women with breast cancer have poor knowledge about their illness, highlighting a need for better patient education to improve treatment decisions.

Medical News Today: Negative tweets 'may indicate a higher risk of heart disease'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00
People who post positive updates on social media platform Twitter may be at lower risk of heart disease than those who post negative tweets, according to new research.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of chromium?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of chromium, what your recommended intake is of the mineral, what foods are high in chromium and any associated health risks.

Medical News Today: Mode of delivery could influence risk of painful intercourse

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
Giving birth with an operative delivery could increase the risk of dyspareunia - the experience of pain just before, during or after sexual intercourse - a new study reports.

Medical News Today: Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
Work on enabling blind people to 'read' and 'see' using aural interpretations of visual data has provoked some interesting new claims on how the human brain functions.

Medical News Today: Video-based treatment may improve autism-related behavior in at-risk infants

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Travelers taking antibiotics may be helping spread of 'superbugs'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria.

Medical News Today: Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.

Medical News Today: Social distancing 'effective for reducing flu risk'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Stay home and watch TV to reduce your risk of flu. This is what the residents of Mexico City did during the 2009 swine flu outbreak, and researchers found it was effective.

Medical News Today: CDC: low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.

Medical News Today: Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life.

Medical News Today: Coma patients show improved recovery from hearing family voices

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds that 6-week sessions of replaying recorded anecdotes from family members to coma patients results in improved responsiveness to sensory information.

Medical News Today: Salt may raise blood pressure by disabling safety mechanism in the brain

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:00
A study of rats finds that higher salt intake over a long period disables a safety mechanism in the brain that normally stops blood pressure in arteries from rising.

Medical News Today: Exhaled carbon dioxide alerts malaria mosquito to human presence

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:00
While human odor guides malaria mosquitoes to human homes, once they take up residence, it is exhaled carbon dioxide that triggers them to land on skin for their next blood meal.

Medical News Today: Current guidelines to limit kids' screen-based media use 'may not be tenable'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.

Medical News Today: New bone growth therapy to be tested in space

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
In outer space, scientists will study a molecule that could accelerate bone growth, potentially leading to new treatments for osteoporosis and other bone conditions.

Medical News Today: Research suggests possible HIV risk with birth control shot

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
Analysis of several studies measuring rates of HIV infection among women using hormonal contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa has suggested that birth shots could increase HIV risk.

Medical News Today: Memories need to be 'switched on' and are enhanced by emotion

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:00
People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists - a phenomenon called 'attribute amnesia.'

Medical News Today: The gluten-free diet: is it really good for our health?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:00
Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate.