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Medical News Today: History repeating itself: using the medicine of the past to find the treatments of the future
We look at examples of researchers studying the medicine of the past to develop treatments for the future and investigate what drives this research.
New research finds that nonviolent, story-based games may boost players' 'theory of mind' - the ability to accurately assess other people's mental states.
Medical News Today: Carefully alternating antibiotics can prevent bacteria developing resistance, say researchers
Treating bacteria with alternating doses of antibiotics can render them susceptible to sublethal doses that would normally spur resistance, a new study reveals.
Scientists show mice injected with healing hydrogel made of fibrin and amniotic stem cells grow more robust networks of blood vessels than those injected with fibrin-only hydrogel.
Brain scans of toddlers, done before any childhood diagnosis on the autism spectrum, reveal a language-development discovery, and raise new research hopes, say neuroscientists.
Perceptions of six personality traits that can be read on the face of someone who has undergone 'facial rejuvenation surgery' have been rated in a study from cosmetic surgeons.
Medical News Today: Being underweight increases dementia risk, while obesity reduces it, study finds
While past research suggests obesity increases dementia risk, a new study finds this may not be the case. Instead, being underweight may increase risk of the condition.
Many studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption to certain health benefits. We look at what they are and whether there is enough evidence to warrant the odd glass of wine.
A person who is 5 ft tall has a 32% higher risk of coronary heart disease compared with a 5 ft 6 inch person, calculates a new study.
Scientists conducting the first ever human clinical trial of a new kind of broadly neutralizing antibody have reported 'some impressive results' in treating HIV.
In 1964, the US Surgeon General announced that smoking caused cancer and was not merely linked to it. It is now time to do the same with UV tanning, urge doctors.
Scientists have discovered an amino-acid metabolizing enzyme without which certain glioblastoma tumor cells get clogged up with toxic byproducts and die.
A new study has found that nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US is anger-prone and has access to guns. The authors suggest changes to firearm legislation could reduce gun violence.
Medical News Today: Prevalence of major depression lower among African-American women in rural areas
African-American women who live in rural areas have lower prevalences of major depression and mood disorder, while non-Hispanic white women in these areas have higher prevalences.
Medical News Today: Arts and crafts, socializing in middle and old age may protect against cognitive decline
Socializing, painting, pottery and a number of other activities in middle and old age could protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to new research.
Medical News Today: Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery
Two years after the FDA identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of dietary supplements, a new study finds the organization has taken no action to remove it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.
British people aged 65 and over are seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than seniors from 4 decades ago, partly due to the rise of cheap all-inclusive holidays.
Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.