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Medical News Today: Early exposure to air pollutants linked to autism risk

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find that children with autism were more likely to be exposed to certain air pollutants during their mother's pregnancy and up to the age of 2 years.

Medical News Today: Are our brains physically shaped by life experiences?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Following up on our previous feature on the adult health consequences of bullying, we look at how exposure to different forms of violence is linked to changes in neurobiology.

Medical News Today: Light alcohol consumption linked to better memory

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:00
Good news for individuals over 60 years old who partake in a little drinking: light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to better episodic memory.

Medical News Today: Frying with olive oil better than seed oil for health

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:00
Cooking oil can degrade and produce toxic compounds at high temperature. Food frying study finds, compared to sunflower, corn and soybean oils, olive oil remains the most stable.

Medical News Today: Trial flu, Ebola drug shows promise against norovirus

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:00
An experimental drug currently undergoing trials as a treatment for influenza and Ebola virus disease causes norovirus to mutate itself to death in infected mice, a study shows.

Medical News Today: 'US trans fat intake has decreased, but not enough'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
New research suggests that although intake of trans fats has decreased over the past 30 years, Americans still have unhealthy levels of it in their diets.

Medical News Today: Genomic sequencing: could it aid breast cancer prevention?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from the Stanford Cancer Institute finds genomic sequencing may be more helpful in identifying a woman's risk for breast cancer than previously estimated

Medical News Today: Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension - a leaking of spinal fluid - causes severe headaches. Weight-loss surgery patients may be particularly at risk for this condition.

Medical News Today: WHO report: TB is more widespread than previously estimated

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Due to improvements in information gathering, a higher incidence of tuberculosis has been exposed in a new World Health Organization report.

Medical News Today: Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.

Medical News Today: Potential lung cancer blood biomarker found

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:00
Scientists have discovered the blood of people diagnosed with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer has different metabolites to people with the same risk but no disease.

Medical News Today: How Nigeria prevented an Ebola epidemic

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 02:00
WHO have declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission and describe the country's successful prevention of an unimaginable epidemic as a spectacular story worth telling.

Medical News Today: Recalled dietary supplements found to still contain banned substances

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
A study of dietary supplements recalled by the FDA has found that many of these products continue to contain banned drugs that could be harmful to consumers.

Medical News Today: Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.

Medical News Today: Subliminal positive messages 'have physical benefits for the elderly'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
In a novel intervention using subliminal messages, Yale researchers have demonstrated that positive age stereotypes can boost both psychological and physical function in seniors.

Medical News Today: Noise-induced hearing loss restored in mice

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00
By increasing production of a protein called NT3 - found to be crucial for communication between the ears and brain - researchers restored noise-induced hearing loss in mice.

Medical News Today: Transition from moderate to problem drinking hinges on genetic material

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from UCSF have found that microRNA levels in the brain are important in development of alcohol addiction, findings that could help with the development of medications.

Medical News Today: Mental rest and reflection 'boost learning'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:00
New research finds that restful reflection can strengthen memories in the mind and forge new mental connections, priming the brain for future learning.

Medical News Today: Ultrasound reduces chest lines and wrinkles

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
Findings presented at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands reveal that micro-focused ultrasound improves lines and wrinkles.

Medical News Today: Paralyzed man walks again after nose cells repair his spinal cord

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
A group of cells found in the nose encourage regrowth of damaged smell cells. By transplanting some into his severed spinal cord, surgeons have helped a paralyzed man walk again.