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Medical News Today: New way of looking at age could help prevent Alzheimer's

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 23:00
A new way of measuring age and health, based on genetics, could enable early diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer's and other diseases.

Medical News Today: Antipsychotic drugs linked to brain tissue loss in patients with schizophrenia

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 23:00
Long-term use of antipsychotic medications - particularly first-generation antipsychotics - may be associated with loss of gray matter in the brain, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Vitamin C 'as effective as exercise' for obesity vascular health

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 00:00
A small study on the effects of vitamin C finds the supplement is as effective as exercise against a blood vessel-constricting protein, benefiting cardiovascular health.

Medical News Today: Neuroscientists locate 'alcoholism neurons' in the brain

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have identified specific neuronal changes in mouse brains as a result of alcohol consumption, as well as finding a way to inhibit alcoholism.

Medical News Today: Drug successfully reverses effects of Alzheimer's in rats

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 00:00
While approved treatments for Alzheimer's disease only mask the symptoms, researchers have successfully reversed the effects of the condition in rats using a drug called IRL-1620.

Medical News Today: Psychiatric disorders contribute to violent reoffending in ex-prisoners

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 23:00
A major new longitudinal study suggests a link between psychiatric disorders and the incidence of violent reoffending by ex-prisoners.

Medical News Today: How can aspirin help to cure cancer?

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:00
Studies have suggested aspirin and other NSAIDs may help fight cancer if used alongside other immunotherapy treatments. Now, new research adds to the evidence.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: should PSA screening be routine?

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
In 2012, the USPSTF made a recommendation against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer - a move met with criticism. We look at the evidence for and against such testing.

Medical News Today: One third of children with ADHD diagnosed before age of 6

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a large number of children are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder at an early age, with recommended practices usually followed.

Medical News Today: Screening all women for BRCA gene mutations 'worthless'

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:00
Population screening for BRCA gene mutations would prevent so few breast and ovarian cancer cases that its cost would not be worthwhile, say authors of a leading opinion article.

Medical News Today: Scientists map gene activity of human embryo's first days

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 02:00
By mapping the gene activity of the first few days of embryo development after fertilization, scientists hope - among other things - to open new avenues for fertility treatments.

Medical News Today: New type 2 diabetes drug may target glucose production in liver

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 02:00
A study of mice shows it may be possible to reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by shutting down a protein that controls glucose production in the liver.

Medical News Today: Infant exposure to anesthesia linked with changes in emotional behavior

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00
A new study examining nonhuman primates suggests that repeat exposure to anesthesia in infants could lead to alterations in emotional behavior.

Medical News Today: Children of warmer, less controlling parents 'grow up to be happier'

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that caring, less psychologically controlling approaches to parenting have a positive impact on a child's wellbeing throughout their life.

Medical News Today: Superbugs could be defeated by fecal transplantation

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
An animal study finds success with fecal stool transplantation against multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

Medical News Today: Bionic suit helps paralyzed man take voluntary steps

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 08:00
A paralyzed man has been able to move his legs voluntarily, making thousands of steps, thanks to a robotic step-training device and noninvasive spinal stimulation.

Medical News Today: No new HIV infections in large pre-exposure prophylaxis study

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 07:00
An observational study evaluating the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis found that no new cases of HIV infection occurred during an assessment period of 32 months.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: study finds rise in double mastectomy among men

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:00
There has been a significant rise in double mastectomy among men with breast cancer, despite lack of evidence suggesting the procedure is beneficial, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Pulmonary hypertension patients can safely benefit from exercise, review suggests

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:00
Studies suggest exercise is safe and improves quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension - high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs.

Medical News Today: Gum disease treatment using blueberry extract in development

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:00
After finding extract of wild blueberries can help fight gum disease and reduce use of antibiotics, researchers are developing an oral device that slowly releases it.