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Medical News Today: Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia, memory loss

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows organs vary in their ability to carry out a type of DNA repair, with the brain having none at all. This could help explain causes of dementia and memory loss.

Medical News Today: Study finds no link between HPV vaccination and increase in STIs

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00
New research into the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections also suggests that vaccination for the human papillomavirus is unlikely to promote unsafe sex.

Medical News Today: '22 fraudulent clinical trials' on FDA radar 'hidden from journals and public'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Some 40% of the 57 clinical trials receiving official FDA action up to 2013 involved 'falsification' - yet there is 'no mention' of concerns in the published journal literature.

Medical News Today: Mental stress may affect young, middle-aged women's recovery after heart attack

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds women who have a heart attack may experience higher levels of mental stress than men, which could worsen their recovery from the condition.

Medical News Today: A very low birth weight 'may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists study teeth and gerbils to further understand plague

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plague, focusing on bacterial DNA, climate change and rodent immunity.

Medical News Today: Study maps complete progress of MS for the first time

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:00
A new paper demonstrates how MS is driven by an inflammatory process that turns into a neurodegenerative cycle in the late stages of the disease.

Medical News Today: Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify modifiable triggers of acute low back pain

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 02:00
Modifiable factors such as awkward postures, fatigue and distraction can increase odds of acute episodes of low back pain, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Attractive men are more selfish, study finds

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds men who are attractive are more likely to be selfish and less favorable of equality, which researchers say fits with people's perceptions of good-looking males.

Medical News Today: Clinical signs for impending death in cancer patients identified

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
The identification of eight physical signs associated with death within 3 days for patients with advanced forms of cancer could help with clinical decision making and patient care.

Medical News Today: Why you do not need to worry about the bubonic plague, anthrax in NYC subways

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
The 17-month 'PathoMap' study collected thousands of samples of microbial DNA across New York City's subway system. We take a look at what they found.

Medical News Today: Online comments on vaccination 'more influential' than official announcements

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that reader comments on websites may sway people's viewpoints on vaccination more than official public service announcements.

Medical News Today: Stress reduces our ability to cope with physical pain, study finds

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A small study finds that psychological stress may affect our ability to withstand physical pain, leading researchers to suggest we should avoid exposure to stress where possible.

Medical News Today: Contraceptive implants and IUDs 'remain effective a year after expiry'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.

Medical News Today: Could meditation reduce brain aging?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.

Medical News Today: Woman becomes obese after fecal transplantation from overweight donor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.

Medical News Today: Going red: raising awareness of heart disease in women

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:00
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.

Medical News Today: Women with type 1 diabetes 'twice as likely' as men to die from heart disease

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:00
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.

Medical News Today: 'Soft micro-robots' could do biopsies, deliver drugs

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.