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Medical News Today: Gene 'may slow aging of entire body when activated in key organs'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:00
Activating a gene called AMPK in the intestines of fruit flies appeared to slow the aging process in both the intestine and the brain, and vice versa, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:00
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.

Medical News Today: 'Pocket doctor' phone app could measure Parkinson's progression

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:00
A new smartphone app presented yesterday at a science festival in the UK could allow smartphones to act as a 'pocket doctor,' spotting early signs of Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Study shows 'mind-to-mind' communication in humans

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:00
For the first time, using advanced, non-invasive brain technologies, scientists demonstrate direct mind-to-mind transmission between two conscious humans 5,000 miles apart.

Medical News Today: Viruses can spread surprisingly quickly through buildings

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:00
A new study shows viruses can spread through buildings, offices and hospitals within hours, but commonly available quat-based disinfectants applied correctly can stop them.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:00
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Affordable Care Act: insurance coverage has improved for young adults

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:00
The Affordable Care Act has led to increased health insurance coverage for young adults aged 19-25, but this has not led to a significant change in health status, a study finds.

Medical News Today: How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:00
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.

Medical News Today: Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:00
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks.

Medical News Today: Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:00
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.

Medical News Today: Researchers trigger muscle repair in mice with muscular dystrophy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:00
There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.

Medical News Today: Seeing aging as positive may improve mental health

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:00
A national study of older veterans finds that those who resist negative age stereotypes are less likely to experience post-traumatic stress, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Medical News Today: Superbug infection risk increases with length of hospital stay

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:00
Each day spent in the hospital raises the risk of an infection becoming multidrug-resistant by 1%, says a new study presented at a conference recently.

Medical News Today: Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

Medical News Today: Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine set for human trials after inducing long-term immunity in monkeys

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a vaccine that they say promotes durable immunity in monkeys against Ebola virus. It is now entering human trials.

Medical News Today: Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:00
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems.

Medical News Today: Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:00
A series of experiments from researchers at Harvard University suggest that the mundane moments in life may bring us pleasure when we rediscover them in the future.

Medical News Today: Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 14:00
Around 40% of cannabis-using adolescents being treated for substance use disorders displayed withdrawal symptoms - a sign of drug dependence, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 14:00
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.

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