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Medical News Today: High use of common drugs linked to dementia, Alzheimer's

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: Severe child neglect linked to changes in brain structure

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
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.

Medical News Today: What is a gynecologist? What do gynecologists do?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the medical specialty of gynecology, and what gynecologists do - including information about their qualifications and the medical conditions they typically manage.

Medical News Today: High blood pressure linked to the 'hyper' state of chronic insomnia

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Morphine after tonsillectomy 'potentially life-threatening' for children

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:00
Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems.

Medical News Today: Scientists find way to increase length of human telomeres

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
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%.

Medical News Today: Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
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.

Medical News Today: Interventions to reduce work-family conflict 'improve sleep'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 06:00
A new study has shown that reducing conflict between work and family responsibilities led to an improvement in sleep duration and quality.

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.