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Medical News Today: Sex in seniors: Worrying gender difference unearthed

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 23:00
Sexual intercourse in older adults is widely accepted to be a healthful pastime. New research shows that this might not be the case for both genders.

Medical News Today: Asthma flare-ups reduced by antibody injection

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 23:00
Two trials have found that giving benralizumab injections over the course of a year may reduce the frequency of asthma exacerbations in severe asthma.

Medical News Today: Babies and mealtime: Food selection is more social than nutritional

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 08:00
At the dining table, babies determine food selection based more on social cues, rather than nutritional ones. Findings have implications for policymakers.

Medical News Today: Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 07:00
A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.

Medical News Today: Language learning boosts brain plasticity and ability to code new information

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:00
Using EEG recordings, a new study shows that the more languages we learn, the faster the brain circuits that code new information are formed.

Medical News Today: 10 Simple Remedies for Earache

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Learn about different simple remedies here.

Medical News Today: Liver cancer risk influenced by blood selenium levels

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
People who have low levels of the trace mineral selenium in their blood may be up to 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Breast-feeding may reduce asthma symptoms for at-risk infants

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 23:00
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.

Medical News Today: Heatwaves, cold snaps may raise preterm birth risk

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:00
Exposure to extreme heat or cold during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

Medical News Today: Caffeine may complicate blood pressure treatment and diagnosis

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:00
Caffeine has been linked to increases in blood pressure, and a new study suggests that it may interfere with blood pressure testing and treatment.

Medical News Today: Height and spatial awareness: who draws the short straw?

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 23:00
Comparing short and tall people has been a scientific pastime for many years. The latest difference to be unearthed appears to be spatial awareness.

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease: Potential treatment to prevent fibrosis uncovered

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have made a significant discovery in understanding the cause of fibrosis in Crohn's disease, which offers a target for potential therapies.

Medical News Today: Antibiotics in early life could raise children's food allergy risk

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:00
Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.

Medical News Today: Reefer slackness: Does marijuana reduce motivation?

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 07:00
Does popular belief that cannabis reduces motivation hold true? Researchers investigate across two studies, yielding surprising findings.

Medical News Today: Sepsis deaths fell dramatically after hospital implemented simple steps

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 06:00
Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.

Medical News Today: What is the Function of the Hypothalamus?

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The hypothalamus is a small area in the center of the brain. Learn about its different roles and the disorders that can affect it.

Medical News Today: Simple computer model sheds light on sleeping brain

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation.

Medical News Today: Brain maintains representation of hands decades after amputation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:00
The University of Oxford have found that the brains of people who have had their hands amputated remember the missing body parts decades after amputation.

Medical News Today: Marijuana use rising as more people think it is safe

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:00
The number of Americans who perceive marijuana as a risky drug fell between 2002-2014, fueling an increase in use, find researchers.

Medical News Today: Childbirth pain linked to risk of postpartum depression

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 07:00
Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests.