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Medical News Today: Study maps complete progress of MS for the first time

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:00
A new paper demonstrates how MS is driven by an inflammatory process that turns into a neurodegenerative cycle in the late stages of the disease.

Medical News Today: Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify modifiable triggers of acute low back pain

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 02:00
Modifiable factors such as awkward postures, fatigue and distraction can increase odds of acute episodes of low back pain, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Attractive men are more selfish, study finds

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds men who are attractive are more likely to be selfish and less favorable of equality, which researchers say fits with people's perceptions of good-looking males.

Medical News Today: Clinical signs for impending death in cancer patients identified

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
The identification of eight physical signs associated with death within 3 days for patients with advanced forms of cancer could help with clinical decision making and patient care.

Medical News Today: Why you do not need to worry about the bubonic plague, anthrax in NYC subways

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
The 17-month 'PathoMap' study collected thousands of samples of microbial DNA across New York City's subway system. We take a look at what they found.

Medical News Today: Online comments on vaccination 'more influential' than official announcements

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that reader comments on websites may sway people's viewpoints on vaccination more than official public service announcements.

Medical News Today: Stress reduces our ability to cope with physical pain, study finds

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
A small study finds that psychological stress may affect our ability to withstand physical pain, leading researchers to suggest we should avoid exposure to stress where possible.

Medical News Today: Contraceptive implants and IUDs 'remain effective a year after expiry'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.

Medical News Today: Could meditation reduce brain aging?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.