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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.

Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:00
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
A simple blood test can often detect diabetes. If the test produces borderline results, a glucose tolerance test may help with the final diagnosis.

Medical News Today: How much influence does alcohol have on female fertility?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
Although most doctors recommend cutting out alcohol when trying to become pregnant, the exact relationship between fertility and alcohol is not understood.

Medical News Today: Sexual problems more common among young women after heart attack

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:00
Younger women between ages 18-55 years are more likely than men to experience sexual function problems in the year following a heart attack, study finds.

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking may reduce frailty, cardiovascular disease for seniors

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 08:00
A new report says there is increasing evidence that moderate alcohol use reduces age-related inflammation, benefiting the cardiovascular health of seniors.

Medical News Today: The laser probe, the iKnife, and the cutting edge of surgery

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 07:00
Advances in surgery include the iKnife, a tool that analyzes vapor from tissues during surgery to allow a more precise removal of tumors.

Medical News Today: Brain blood flow reduces when fit older adults stop exercising

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 06:00
Study shows blood flow to parts of the brain important for cognitive health - such as the hippocampus - reduces when fit older adults stop exercising.

Medical News Today: Heart attack: Younger survivors at risk of early heart disease death

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:00
Adults under the age 50 who survive heart attacks have twice the risk of premature death when compared with the general population, research has found.

Medical News Today: Temporal Arteritis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about temporal arteritis, a condition where the temporal arteries are inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Medical News Today: Deadly strep infection in infants could be prevented with breast milk sugars

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:00
Naturally occurring sugars present in some women's breast milk have the potential to prevent group B streptococcus infection in babies, researchers find.

Medical News Today: Early Parkinson's diagnosis moves closer with new protein test

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 08:00
A novel test that detects abnormal alpha-synuclein protein was found to identify Parkinson's patients with 95 percent accuracy, researchers report.

Medical News Today: PTSD and cognitive decline linked in 9/11 responders

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 07:00
Long-term study involving more than 800 World Trade Center Responders shows that post-traumatic stress disorder has strong links with cognitive decline.

Medical News Today: Zika treatable with existing drugs, says breakthrough study

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 06:00
Two drugs already approved for other reasons can stop Zika dividing in the body and causing the early fetal cell damage that leads to birth defects.

Medical News Today: Spondylosis: All You Need to Know

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 05:00
Learn more about spondylosis. These wear-and-tear changes to the spine occur in many people as they get older, causing occasional pain and stiffness.

Medical News Today: Food labels we look for and what they really mean

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 23:00
Various agencies and organizations certify or approve foods, but what do their labels actually promise or guarantee? The Daily Meal investigate.

Medical News Today: Folic acid may protect against congenital heart defects

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 23:00
Findings from a study of Canadian data show that fortifying foods with folic acid are associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects.