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Medical News Today: Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:00
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Daytime naps, rewards help cement memory, boost learning

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 02:00
New research finds that memories that are linked to reward are consolidated during sleep in preference to unrewarded ones and even short naps can boost learning.

Medical News Today: Mechanism that 'melts' protein clumps may lead to new Parkinson's treatments

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are making progress on finding a molecular way to break down or block the formation of Lewy bodies - brain protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: New test could make chemo unnecessary for many with testicular cancer

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
A new test that can predict relapse of the main type of testicular cancer could spare many men the side effects of chemotherapy after surgery.

Medical News Today: Could childhood infections increase early heart attack risk?

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.

Medical News Today: Man walks again as cancer drug is trialled for Parkinson's

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Nilotinib, a drug used to treat leukemia, has been trialled with success on a small group with Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia, improving cognitive ability and biomarkers

Medical News Today: Antibody test could detect Alzheimer's at preventable stage

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 23:00
A new test for antibodies could make it possible to detect Alzheimer's and other diseases at a stage early enough to preempt, delay or prevent them.

Medical News Today: Watching movies could help treat children with lazy eye

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 23:00
Combining feature films with dichoptic therapy could help improve vision for children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Danger of listeria in caramel apples

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 23:00
Following an outbreak of listeria in 2014, caused by caramel apples, researchers warn that they must be eaten fresh or kept in a refrigerator.

Medical News Today: Magnetic brain stimulation 'reduces belief in God, prejudice toward immigrants'

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say directing magnetic energy to a certain brain region may modify a person's religious beliefs and attitudes toward immigrants.