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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.

Medical News Today: Study links methionine-rich diet to increased risk of memory loss

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest a diet high in the amino acid methionine leads to hypermethylation of an important brain protein, which promotes memory loss.

Medical News Today: More research needed on use of 'smart drugs' by healthy people

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in the UK have called for funders and policymakers to investigate further the long-term effects of healthy people using cognitive-enhancing drugs.

Medical News Today: New study investigates the link between family income and brain development

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds that small differences in family income are associated with relatively large surface area differences in important brain regions among children in these families.

Medical News Today: Exploding head syndrome could affect 1 in 5 young people

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:00
A new study of undergraduate students suggests that the rare exploding head syndrome may be more prevalent among young people than previously believed.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer 'is not a single disease,' say experts

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:00
A new report from the National Cancer Institute and other bodies claims breast cancer consists of four subtypes, and incidence of these subtypes varies by age and other factors.

Medical News Today: Classical music helped cats relax during surgery

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:00
New veterinary research found that different types of music produced different responses in cats under general anesthesia, with most cats relaxing best to classical music.

Medical News Today: What can lemurs tell us about about longevity?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:00
Scientists review over 50 years of medical records at their university's lemur center for clues that might explain the exceptional longevity of a captive group of dwarf lemurs.

Medical News Today: Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
Though it may be in the April Fool's issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have conducted a serious study assessing the medical evidence to support the famous proverb.