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Medical News Today: Right side of brain compensates for speech loss after stroke, study finds

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 23:00
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests the right hemisphere of the brain does not hinder speech recovery after stroke - it helps improve it.

Medical News Today: 300 oranges' worth of vitamin C impairs cancer cells

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 08:00
The equivalent of 300 oranges' concentration of vitamin C impairs growth of KRAS- or BRAF-type colorectal cancer cells through a process of oxidization, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Lewy body dementia: unrecognized and misdiagnosed

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 07:00
Robin Williams' widow Susan recently revealed that Lewy body dementia was responsible for her husband's death. We take an in-depth look at this common, yet unrecognized disease.

Medical News Today: Are faulty mitochondria to blame for hereditary hearing loss?

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:00
The search for genes involved in premature hearing loss successfully pins down another culprit. This time, the genetic miscreant was found within mitochondrial DNA.

Medical News Today: Reducing side effects of antibodies to fight Alzheimer's

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:00
Progress in using antibodies to clear plaques in Alzheimer's disease is slow because of inflammatory side effects in the brain. Now, a new study suggests a way forward.

Medical News Today: New single-tablet HIV treatment wins FDA approval

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:00
US regulators have approved Gilead's Genvoya - a fixed-dose combination tablet - as a complete treatment for HIV-1 infection in patients aged 12 years and older.

Medical News Today: Eye drops for cataracts a step closer with newly identified compound

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have identified a compound that can 'melt' protein clumps that cause cataracts. When added to eye drops, the compound restored transparency in cataract-affected lenses.

Medical News Today: Children of religious parents less generous, study suggests

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 23:00
A controversial new study suggests - contrary to popular belief - children from religious households are less generous than those from non-religious households.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria improve immune system's attack on tumors

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 23:00
Mice with higher levels of certain natural bacteria in their gut have more powerful immune reactions to tumors and fight them more vigorously, a new study shows.

Medical News Today: Beating the winter blues with cognitive behavioral therapy

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 08:00
Research has shown that CBT may be more effective in the long term than light therapy in alleviating seasonal affective disorder, a condition that affects 6% of Americans.

Medical News Today: Acne: what causes it and how to relieve it

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:00
Acne troubles many people, especially adolescents. The effects are physical and psychological, but treatment can alleviate even the most severe cases.

Medical News Today: Some people 'hardwired' to prefer high-calorie foods, study finds

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have identified two genetic variants that influence the brain's reward system, increasing a craving for foods high in calories.

Medical News Today: Gait difficulties in Parkinson's linked to new blood vessels in brain

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 02:00
Despite medication, many Parkinson's patients have balance and walking difficulties. Researchers suggest this could be due to unwanted formation of new blood vessels in the brain.

Medical News Today: Malaria fight could be undermined by relapsing infections

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows that most childhood malaria infections in endemic Asia-Pacific areas arise from relapsed and not new infections, posing a threat to eradication of the disease.

Medical News Today: 'Insufficient evidence' to suggest omega-3 supplements help treat depression

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
A new Cochrane review finds there is not enough high-quality evidence at present to suggest that omega-3 supplementation can help treat major depressive disorder.

Medical News Today: Breastfeeding may not prevent allergies

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 23:00
A new study of people with allergies shows no difference between those who were breastfed and those who were formula fed as babies.

Medical News Today: Mysterious cancer spreads from tapeworm to human

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 23:00
The CDC spent almost 3 years unravelling the mystery of a cancer-like tumor that was passed from a common tapeworm to a Colombian HIV patient.

Medical News Today: Sleep well to avoid insulin resistance

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:00
A study shows that one night's missed sleep can cause impairment to insulin sensitivity equal to 6 months on a high-fat diet, emphasizing a need for healthy sleeping habits.

Medical News Today: Pesticide exposure during teens linked to later-life sperm abnormalities

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 07:00
Researchers find that men who were exposed to the pesticides DDT and PCBs - known as organochlorines - during adolescence had greater sperm abnormalities later in life.

Medical News Today: Menopause: estrogen fluctuation may increase depression likelihood

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 06:00
Fluctuations in estrogen levels may be to blame for menopausal women's greater susceptibility to stress and depression, suggests a new study.