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Medical News Today: A very low birth weight 'may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists study teeth and gerbils to further understand plague

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plague, focusing on bacterial DNA, climate change and rodent immunity.

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.