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Higher dosage or long-term use of common drugs with anticholinergic effects is linked to significantly increased risk of dementia - including Alzheimer’s - says large study.
A new study found abandoned children who had been put into institutional care showed white matter changes in their brain, but early placement into foster care reversed this effect.
Find out about the medical specialty of gynecology, and what gynecologists do - including information about their qualifications and the medical conditions they typically manage.
A large sleep-monitoring study has found a link between hypertension and insomnia, suggesting a connection between a 24-hour state of hyperarousal and raised blood pressure.
Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a novel technique that they say can increase the length of human telomeres by up to 10%.
Although the FDA warn pregnant women against eating fish more than twice a week, a new study finds that the benefits associated with fish may offset the potential harms.
A new study has shown that reducing conflict between work and family responsibilities led to an improvement in sleep duration and quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria.
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.
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.
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.
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.