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Medical News Today: Low-birth-weight children 'associated with lower academic outcomes'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
Northwestern University researchers claim their study is the first to compare birth weight, children's cognitive education and quality of elementary and middle schools.

Medical News Today: HIV's adaptation to immune system may slow its AIDS-causing ability

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
A study led by researchers from the UK's University of Oxford finds that as HIV evolves to resist protective gene variants, it may also be hindering its own ability to cause AIDS.

Medical News Today: Sitting time at work linked to obesity in women

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:00
We all know that physical activity plays an important role in our health, but a new study suggests that occupational sitting increases risks of obesity in women - but not in men.

Medical News Today: 'Friendly viruses' as beneficial to gut health as 'friendly bacteria'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:00
New mouse study provides strong evidence that a virome of friendly viruses can be as helpful as a microbiome of friendly bacteria in maintaining gut health and fighting infections.

Medical News Today: Scientists synthesize enzymes from artificial genetic material

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:00
In a world first, scientists have created synthetic enzymes from artificial genetic material they made in the lab, revealing new clues about the origins of life.

Medical News Today: Midlife diabetes linked to increased risk of cognitive decline

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds that a diagnosis of diabetes in midlife may speed up the rate of cognitive decline over the next 2 decades.

Medical News Today: Parenting a major factor in falls at home for children

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.

Medical News Today: Link between antibiotics and childhood asthma called into question

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.

Medical News Today: CDC: over half of infants in the US sleep with 'hazardous bedding'

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite current recommendations, a new study finds that more than 50% of infants in the US are placed to sleep with bedding that increases risks for sudden infant death.

Medical News Today: How are global HIV/AIDS trends affecting US-African aid policies?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:00
As part of World Aids Day, we look at the varying approaches to HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa - where 70% of HIV-infected people reside - and how this relates to US policy.

Medical News Today: Toy-related injuries in US increase by 40%

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:00
A new study finds that between 1990-2011, the rate of toy-related injuries in children rose by 40% in the US, with foot-powered scooters to blame for most of this increase.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify early gene changes that precede blood cancer

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have identified some early, pre-cancerous changes in blood genes that significantly increase a person's chance of developing blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

Medical News Today: AIDS pandemic at 'beginning of the end,' say campaigners

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:00
A World AIDS Day report says we have reached a tipping point in the global AIDS pandemic with more people signing up for life-saving AIDS treatment than becoming newly infected.

Medical News Today: First steps for new breast cancer vaccine show promise

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00
A small-scale trial testing the safety of a new breast cancer vaccine in patients with metastatic breast cancer is safe and could slow cancer progression.

Medical News Today: What, in a man's face, makes him masculine?

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
The average difference between men and women's faces is a standard indicator of masculinity. Now, a new study suggests perceived weight and height also play a role.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify factors that may boost success of artificial insemination

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a number of factors that may increase the chance of pregnancy following artificial insemination, such as uterine contractions and follicular rupture.

Medical News Today: Scientists develop process that turns human waste into rocket fuel

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Florida have found a way to convert human waste into a biogas - a mix of methane and carbon dioxide - that can power a space shuttle.

Medical News Today: Scientists find a way to prevent, reverse chronic pain

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 23:00
Researchers found that chronic pain could be halted or reversed in rodents by activating a receptor called A3 with a small adenosine molecule.

Medical News Today: Could the key to a good memory be found in our genes?

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
An international collaboration has yielded info on specific genes that are linked to worse memory later in life, potentially predicting who will experience memory loss.

Medical News Today: Folic acid prior to conception may lower risk of small-for-gestational-age offspring

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from the UK claims that women who start taking folic acid prior to conception may be less likely to have babies born small for gestational age.