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Medical News Today: Arts and crafts, socializing in middle and old age may protect against cognitive decline
Socializing, painting, pottery and a number of other activities in middle and old age could protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to new research.
Medical News Today: Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery
Two years after the FDA identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of dietary supplements, a new study finds the organization has taken no action to remove it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.
British people aged 65 and over are seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than seniors from 4 decades ago, partly due to the rise of cheap all-inclusive holidays.
Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.
How much do men and women differ psychologically? Does greater emotional empathy in women result in less rational thinking when it comes to choosing to do harm for a greater good?
Medical News Today: Exercise at any level may benefit overweight patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
For overweight or obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, exercise - regardless of volume or intensity - may reduce both visceral and liver fat, a new study finds.
Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.
Researchers have found significant levels of bovine DNA in breast milk samples purchased via the Internet, suggesting that cow's milk may have been added to human milk.
Medical News Today: Retired football players exhibit similar signs of degenerative brain condition, scans reveal
A new PET imaging technique provides fresh insights into chronic traumatic encephalopathy - a degenerative brain condition experienced by some athletes who play contact sports.
Medical News Today: Warning images on cigarette packets 'raise young adults' knowledge about harms of smoking'
A new study finds young adults are more likely to understand the harms of smoking when shown image and text warnings on cigarette packets, compared with text-only warnings.
A multi-drug resistant form of the intestinal illness shigellosis is spreading in the US as sick travelers return to the country and pass it to others, causing repeated outbreaks.
By discovering vital clues on how common cancers hijack cells' mitochondria to favor tumor growth, scientists may have identified new targets for inhibitors that block the process.
In a landmark paper, scientists have learned of common genetic faults shared by prostate cancer tumors that could lead to new forms of treatment.
College students may realize that texting in the shower, during sex, or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it regardless, according to Penn State psychologists.
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds there is very little evidence to support the effectiveness of the majority of commercial weight-loss programs.
Medical News Today: Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals
Recent studies suggest that simplified antibiotic regimens may be able to treat bacterial infections in newborns and young infants as effectively as injectable antibiotics.
A new model for HIV progression finds that HIV spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is the key to staving off AIDS.
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.