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Medical News Today: Satisfying thirst and the kidneys: the importance of drinking water

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:00
Although drinking water is overlooked as a way of keeping healthy, many people forgo its benefits every day. We take a look at how drinking enough water helps the kidneys function.

Medical News Today: Mental and physical exercises may protect against cognitive decline in the elderly

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:00
A comprehensive intervention targeting the most important risk factors for age-related dementia has proved successful at reducing cognitive decline in seniors.

Medical News Today: Brain's 'compass' keeps working during sleep

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study of mice shows that head-direction cells in the brain - which act like a compass - are as electrically active during sleep as they are when the animals are awake.

Medical News Today: Rett Syndrome treatment may lie in targeting 'long genes'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.

Medical News Today: Physical activity may protect older people from brain damage

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00
A new study has demonstrated that older people who remain physically active could be protecting themselves from brain damage associated with movement difficulties.

Medical News Today: Clinical trial secrecy: 'there are worse offenders than pharma'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Just 13.4% of all clincal trials that must give results to the public registry did so within the required 12 months, shows an analysis of the 5 years since a new transparency law.

Medical News Today: ¿Qué es una hernia? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de una hernia?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Una protuberancia localizada en el abdomen o en la ingle, causada por una hernia es un problema común que puede a menudo ser inofensivo y no manifestar dolor.

Medical News Today: Swine flu virus in India 'has become more virulent' since 2009 outbreak

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
An analysis by MIT researchers finds that the 2014-15 swine flu outbreak in India may have been caused by a more virulent strain than the outbreak of 2009.

Medical News Today: The gut microbiome: how does it affect our health?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 07:00
The tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut have some important implications for health, but do you know what they are? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea tied to higher risk of road traffic accidents

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.

Medical News Today: Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.

Medical News Today: Sugar industry 'behaved like tobacco industry' over dental harms

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
Undue influence by the sugar industry on US dental health policy has been alleged as part of an investigation into insider documents from the 1960s.

Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Study identifies genetic markers of PTSD linked to immune system reponse

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
An analysis of blood samples from US Marines led to the discovery of genetic markers associated with PTSD that are linked to the innate immune system and interferon signaling.