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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.

Medical News Today: Smokers with a high sodium diet are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that although having a diet high in sodium itself may not increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis, in people who smoke, this combination causes the risk to double.

Medical News Today: '1 in 5 chance' Ebola will spread to the US by the end of September

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
Experts consider it likely that isolated cases of Ebola will appear in the US, with a 20% likelihood of it happening before the end of this month.

Medical News Today: Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to babies' cries

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
Moms with good childhood caregiver experiences respond better to their own babies' cries, says a new study that suggests home visiting programs for mothers who need help.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
The world is now on the verge of a 'post-antibiotic era.' We look at how we have reached this point and what is being done to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Could bee bacteria provide alternatives to antibiotics?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:00
Researchers in Sweden show bacteria in fresh honey from bee stomachs can fight human bacteria - including drug-resistant strains - in the lab and heal persistent wounds in horses.

Medical News Today: Investigating why asthma sufferers struggle with respiratory viruses

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:00
Study finds a key immune response to viruses is intact in asthma sufferers, suggesting the reason they struggle with respiratory viruses must lie elsewhere in the immune system.

Medical News Today: Number of ER visits due to high blood pressure 'on the rise'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
The number of visits to the emergency room as a result of high blood pressure significantly increased between 2006 and 2011, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: 'Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.

Medical News Today: Novel antibiotic shows potential for broad range of tough-to-treat infections

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
Research reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) reveals a new antibiotic has potential to fight Gram-negative pathogens.

Medical News Today: Long-term benzodiazepine use linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A large, long-term study further investigates a previously suggested link between benzodiazepine use and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Gene 'may slow aging of entire body when activated in key organs'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
Activating a gene called AMPK in the intestines of fruit flies appeared to slow the aging process in both the intestine and the brain, and vice versa, a new study finds.