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Medical News Today: Unrelated memories artificially linked for the first time

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
A new study reveals how scientists have used an optogenetic method to create artificial links between unrelated memories in mice. The team says it could lead to ways to treat PTSD.

Medical News Today: Hayley Okines dies from rare premature aging disease aged 17

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:00
A British girl with the rare genetic disease progeria - which causes a child to age at up to 10 times the normal rate - has died at the age of 17.

Medical News Today: Certain fish oils 'may induce chemoresistance in cancer patients'

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:00
Taking certain fish oil supplements or eating herring or mackerel may increase the risk of chemotherapy resistance for cancer patients, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Personalized vaccine shows promise against melanoma recurrence

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:00
Encouraging results from a 'first-in-people' trial have led the FDA to approve the phase 1 clinical study of an experimental, personalized anticancer vaccine.

Medical News Today: Head-mounted sensor helps blind rats navigate

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Japan have created a head-mounted navigational device that they say helped blind rats find their way through mazes almost as well as normal-sighted rats.

Medical News Today: Could passive exposure to bleach increase infection rates in kids?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
A new observational study suggests that passive exposure to bleach at home could be linked to higher rates of childhood infections such as flu and tonsillitis.

Medical News Today: Alcohol-dependent hospital patients die earlier from multiple morbidities

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:00
A new study finds that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier than patients without a history of alcohol dependence.

Medical News Today: DNA blood test 'more accurate for detecting Down syndrome than standard methods'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
A study led by UCSF researchers finds a cell-free DNA blood test is more accurate for detecting Down syndrome in early pregnancy than standard techniques.

Medical News Today: Could this ankle exoskeleton help stroke survivors with mobility problems?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
Inventors have been trying - and failing - to boost walking efficiency using wearable contraptions for over 100 years. Now, a team believes they have finally cracked it.

Medical News Today: How to succeed in negotiations? Choose your words carefully, say psychologists

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:00
Whether you are buying, selling or asking for a pay rise, the words you use in your negotiation could affect the outcome, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: New way to block dengue transmission using bacteria modeled on computer

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:00
Researchers working on a way to stop dengue virus transmission using a bacterium that infects mosquitoes have developed a computer model to help plan control measures.

Medical News Today: Adverse childhood experiences may increase the risk of asthma, study finds

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
Being exposed to domestic violence or other adverse experiences during childhood may increase a child's risk of developing asthma, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Ex-military personnel who serve less than 4 years 'are at increased risk of suicide'

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:00
Personnel who separate from military service after a short period are at increased risk of suicided compared with peers who serve for 4 years or longer.

Medical News Today: Metabolic problems 'more likely in evening types than morning people'

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:00
According to a new study of circadian rhythms, staying up late is linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, reduced muscle mass and sarcopenia.

Medical News Today: 1,000-year-old potion shows promise against MRSA

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:00
A 10th century potion from a manuscript of one of the earliest known medical textbooks has proved effective against the superbug MRSA, according to UK researchers.

Medical News Today: Raising awareness of the myths of autism spectrum disorder

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:00
For National Autism Awareness Month, we take a look at some of the most common misconceptions surrounding autism spectrum disorder.

Medical News Today: Eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide residue may affect sperm quality

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:00
A study finds an association between consumption of foods with high pesticide residue and low-quality sperm in men, but the authors urge caution in interpreting the results.

Medical News Today: Ultrafine particles in urban air affect heart within minutes

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that higher concentrations of ultrafine particles in urban environments - such as that which results from dense traffic - can alter heart function within minutes.

Medical News Today: Road deaths fell significantly following alcohol tax increases, say researchers

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:00
A new study conducted in Illinois finds that fatal car crashes involving alcohol fell 26% after alcohol tax rose in 2009. The reduction was even greater among young people.

Medical News Today: Acetaminophen 'does not work for lower back pain or osteoarthritis'

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
Acetaminophen is ineffective for spinal pain in the lower back and has little value for hip or knee osteoarthritis, concludes a review of studies testing its safety and efficacy.