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Medical News Today: Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00
For the first time, researchers have convincingly identified an ensemble of neurons in the brain that is crucial to focusing attention and ignoring distractions.

Medical News Today: Cold noses more vulnerable to catching colds

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
One reason we tend to catch more colds in the winter may be because our noses are cold and our immune system does not work so well at lower temperatures, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer 'easier to detect' with new type of MRI

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:00
New restriction spectrum imaging-MRI or RSI-MRI is better than current prostate imaging and may have important implications for prostate cancer treatments, new study says.

Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery linked to reduced mortality 5-10 years after procedure

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Obese individuals who have weight loss surgery may have better long-term survival than those who do not have the surgery, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Elevated blood sugar in heart failure patients linked with early death

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
New research suggests that acute heart failure patients should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival at the emergency department.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy 'not reduced' by intensive type 1 diabetes treatment

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have reported that intensive type 1 diabetes treatment is associated with a modest improvement in life expectancy compared with conventional treatment.

Medical News Today: New genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes identified

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:00
An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has uncovered clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes.

Medical News Today: 'Imaginary meal' in a pill could be new dieting aid

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have created a new diet pill that they say tricks the body into thinking it has eaten a satisfying meal, causing weight loss and reduced blood glucose and cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Small screens in the bedroom hinder children's sleep

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get.

Medical News Today: Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 06:00
Although strict rest - sometimes for several days, in a darkened room - is standard care for concussed patients, a new study suggests it may actually impede recovery.

Medical News Today: Menstrual cycle may influence women's ability to quit smoking

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:00
Research on cigarette craving found hormone levels in women - which fluctuate with menstrual cycle and affect craving-linked brain circuits - could be a factor in withdrawal.

Medical News Today: US lifts Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:00
From January 6th, travelers from Mali will no longer be screened for Ebola when entering the US, nor will their entry be restricted to designated airports, say federal agencies.