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Medical News Today: Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
Although the average lifespan of humans has steadily increased over the last century, new research shows there may be a ceiling on maximum age.

Medical News Today: Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.

Medical News Today: Verbal memory tests may miss early Alzheimer's signs in women

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
Women may be at risk of remaining undiagnosed of Alzheimer's disease until more advanced stages of the condition due to their better verbal memory skills.

Medical News Today: Depression: Discovery of new brain pathway could yield new treatments

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments.

Medical News Today: Facial perception: The human superpower

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 07:00
Recognizing and reading faces is a natural skill that we all use many times a day without giving it a second thought. In reality, it is an incredible feat.

Medical News Today: Wearable trackers 'may not increase activity enough to benefit health'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 06:00
New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.

Medical News Today: Cerebellum: What is its Function?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.

Medical News Today: Millions of children 'may not reach full potential' due to extreme poverty, stunting

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
Many children around the world are not fulfilling their potential because of a lack of nurturing care in the early years. Experts call for more support.

Medical News Today: Food preferences altered by specific brain pathways

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
People with a gene defect have greater preferences for high-fat, but not high sugar foods, drawing a direct link between food choice and genetic variants.

Medical News Today: Suicide prevention drug steps closer with enzyme discovery

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:00
A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.

Medical News Today: Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 07:00
A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Medical News Today: New drug target for asthma, autoimmune disorders identified

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:00
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.

Medical News Today: How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.

Medical News Today: 'Breakthrough' discovery could help beat nicotine addiction

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

Medical News Today: 'One-punch' universal flu vaccine in development

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.

Medical News Today: Cancer not mainly down to 'bad luck,' finds stem cell study

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 08:00
A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.

Medical News Today: How caffeine could help slow Parkinson's disease

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have created two caffeine-based compounds that they say could halt the development of protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 06:00
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to control negative emotions, even in people who are not 'mindful' by nature.

Medical News Today: Stroke vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Heart attacks and strokes share many similarities, but are very different life-threatening medical emergencies. Knowing the differences is crucial.