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Medical News Today: Could Alzheimer's drugs or antidepressants help stroke patients?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.

Medical News Today: What does 'healthy obese' really mean?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conclude that terminology such as 'metabolically healthy obese' or 'unhealthy lean' do not accurately reflect health or predict future risks.

Medical News Today: Scientists find clues about how the brain filters out distractions

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Plague existed 3,300 years earlier than previously thought

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 08:00
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.

Medical News Today: Lupus: a serious disease we know little about

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease.

Medical News Today: Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.

Medical News Today: Dietary fatty acids may influence flare-ups in MS, autoimmune disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Through interaction with intestinal bacteria, different dietary fatty acids may affect the development and progress of autoimmune disease differently, says a study of mice with MS.

Medical News Today: Ultrasound may speed up drug delivery in the GI tract

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that ultrasound can speed up GI tract absorption and could make it much easier to deliver drugs to patients with inflammatory bowel and similar diseases.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean-style diet may protect against brain aging

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 00:00
Adhering to components of the Mediterranean diet could protect the brain from shrinkage that typically occurs with aging, according to the results of a new study.