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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.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: weaker brain blood flow damages the brain

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
People with sleep apnea experience weaker brain blood flow, finds a new study from UCLA, which also suggests females are more affected than males.

Medical News Today: How should we talk about suicide?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
In a feature to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, we examine what effect media reports of suicide may have on at-risk individuals.

Medical News Today: Deactivating a cell protein may halt progress of rheumatoid arthritis

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:00
Activation of the cell receptor TLR5 is all it takes to trigger inflammation and bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis, and targeting it with drugs could stop it, says new study.

Medical News Today: Even small weight gains can raise blood pressure

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
New research highlights that even gaining a few pounds - easily done by some while on vacation - can lead to an increase in blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults.

Medical News Today: Reaction to violent media depends on each individual's brain circuitry

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
A study examining the effect of violent media on the brain finds that individuals with aggressive traits react differently to violent movies compared with non-aggressive people.