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Medical News Today: Playing '20 questions' through brain-to-brain communication

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 00:00
Brain-to-brain interface (BBI) has enabled pairs of participants to play an interactive game through thought communication. This could help treat brain damage disorders in future.

Medical News Today: Control of immune cells could mean safer, more precise cancer treatment

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have found ways to control the action of CAR T cells for the treatment of cancer. The use of medication enables the cells to be switched 'on' at the right moment.

Medical News Today: Study links hearing impairment to increased risk of death

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 08:00
New research finds that the risk of death is increased as a result of hearing impairment in the over-70s, for those with mild as well as more severe hearing loss.

Medical News Today: Why are many women at risk of ovarian cancer not aware of it?

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:00
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.

Medical News Today: How a Big Mac affects your body in 1 hour

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:00
A new infographic claims to reveal how the world-famous Big Mac from fast food giant McDonald's affects the body 10, 20, 30, 40 and 60 minutes after eating it.

Medical News Today: CDC: 10% of pregnant women drink alcohol

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 06:00
A survey by the CDC shows that 10% of pregnant women in the US are drinking alcohol and 3.1% are binge drinking. Alcohol during pregnancy can cause serious disorders in offspring.

Medical News Today: Exercise, dieting found to improve fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00
New research suggests that healthy lifestyle modifications can improve fertility in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome more than the birth control pill.

Medical News Today: Malaria in pregnancy leads to cognitive defects in offspring

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 23:00
New research on malaria in pregnancy, based on a study of fetus development in mice, shows a causal link between malaria in pregnancy and cognitive impairment.

Medical News Today: Novel research method reveals eating habits

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 23:00
Researchers used a mobile phone application to gather data about people's eating habits, finding that many eat over a 15-hour period during the day, which may not be healthy.

Medical News Today: Study highlights which fruits and vegetables can aid weight loss

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 08:00
A survey of more than 130,000 Americans has shown that consuming fruits and vegetables does lead to weight loss, and highlights the ones that are best for this purpose.

Medical News Today: Blood pressure medication before bed could lower risk of diabetes

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 07:00
Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than in the morning may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 57%, according to the results of a new study.

Medical News Today: Robot baby helps shed light on the motive behind an infant's smile

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 06:00
New research utilizing the help of a toddler-like robot reveals why mothers are unable to resist returning a baby's smile: infants time a smile in order to get one back.

Medical News Today: Customizing viruses to fight selected bacteria

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:00
By tweaking the genomes of bacteriophages - viruses that eat bacteria - scientists hope to customize them to attack disease bacteria, such as those hard to kill with antibiotics.

Medical News Today: Researchers create antimicrobial biofilm to protect medical implants from infection

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:00
Implanting a new hip or pacemaker relieves one medical problem but introduces another - the risk of infection. Covering future implants with an antimicrobial film could reduce it.

Medical News Today: Dizziness after getting up may indicate a serious health problem, study finds

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00
New research from the Harvard Medical School suggests that dizziness on getting up could be a sign of a serious underlying medical problem known as orthostatic hypotension.

Medical News Today: Baby sleep: which position is best?

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 23:00
Find out about what position is best for a baby to sleep in, along with how to provide a baby with a safe sleep environment and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Medical News Today: Brain defects behind tinnitus and chronic pain identified

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 23:00
The abnormalities in the brain that result in people having tinnitus and chronic pain have been identified, opening the door to a potential cure for the conditions.

Medical News Today: Paralyzed man uses own brain power to walk again

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 23:00
A man has walked 5 years after being paralyzed by a spinal cord injury using direct brain control. It is hoped that brain implants could be developed to enable mobility.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea 'could be misdiagnosed as depression'

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 08:00
Around 73% of people with sleep apnea were found to have depressive symptoms in a new study, suggesting the sleep condition could be misdiagnosed as depression.

Medical News Today: Fidgeting may be good for health

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 07:00
As more people spend more time sitting down, new research shows that fidgeting may help to decrease the mortality risk of a sedentary lifestyle.