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Medical News Today: Improved mental health linked to nature group walks

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:00
Participating in nature walking groups may be an effective way to combat stress and improve mental well-being, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Medical News Today: Brain wave could aid criminal investigations by detecting recognition

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that when people recognize details or objects, their P300 brain wave peaks, which could have implications for criminal investigations.

Medical News Today: We drink more alcohol on days of increased physical activity

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
A new study from Northwestern University finds that on the days we engage in higher levels of physical activity - Thursdays to Sundays - we also consume more alcohol.

Medical News Today: How to flip a brain between random and strategic thinking

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
By manipulating stress hormone levels in a region of rats' brains, researchers have discovered the mechanism that switches animals between random behavior and strategic thinking.

Medical News Today: 1 in 10 antibiotics prescriptions fail, according to new study

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00
A new study analyzes the last 2 decades of antibiotic prescriptions in primary care in the UK and finds rising failure rates, particularly when treating pneumonia and bronchitis.

Medical News Today: Promising drug candidate for Alzheimer's found in turmeric compound

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00
A compound found in turmeric, the spice used in curry powder, could be a promising drug candidate for treating neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

Medical News Today: Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00
Health care apps are growing in popularity. Half a billion smartphone users will be using one by next year. But are they a help or hindrance to health? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Multitasking with media devices linked to brain changes

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:00
Simultaneous use of cellphones, laptops and other media devices may change brain structure, according to an MRI study that found gray matter differences in media multitaskers.

Medical News Today: HIV: radiation exposure before stem cell transplant 'may not have cured Berlin patient'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
The 'Berlin patient' is the only human thought to have been cured of HIV. Now, a new study looks at the potential mechanisms behind this cure using monkeys.

Medical News Today: Brain chemical could be key to controlling Tourette syndrome tics

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
Researchers identify a chemical within the brain that could play a prominent role in controlling the tics of conditions such as Tourette syndrome.

Medical News Today: Exercise protects against depression - but how?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
Although previous research has shown that exercise can be beneficial for people who are depressed, the mechanism behind this benefit has not been clear. A new study investigates.

Medical News Today: Wearable, skin-like device 'monitors cardiovascular, skin health 24/7'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a skin-mounted device that can alert wearers to problems with cardiovascular and skin health by detecting temperature changes, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: most women who remove healthy breast 'happy with their decision'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:00
Women with cancer in one breast often remove the other, despite most studies suggesting they will not live longer. A new study investigates how such women feel about their choice.

Medical News Today: What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:00
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence.

Medical News Today: More evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
Artifacts recovered in Austria add to evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for longer than previously thought and that humans coped well with different climates.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccine rates not linked to knowledge about it

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.

Medical News Today: 'Increased risk of venous thromboembolism among NSAID users'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Venous thromboembolism - the condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism - has been linked to NSAID use in a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medical News Today: Memory complaints could be early indicator of future dementia risk

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
A recent study has found that people reporting memory complaints were more likely to develop dementia - such as Alzheimer's disease - several years later.

Medical News Today: Working long hours in low socioeconomic status jobs 'increases diabetes risk'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
People with low socioeconomic status jobs who work over 55 hours a week are 30% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with those who work fewer hours, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.