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Medical News Today: Could story-based video games help people with autism?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:00
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

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
Treating bacteria with alternating doses of antibiotics can render them susceptible to sublethal doses that would normally spur resistance, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Amniotic stem cells boost blood vessel growth in hydrogel therapy

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: 'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
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.

Medical News Today: 'The face is not defined by youth alone,' claims plastic surgery study

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
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

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Alcohol: does it really offer health benefits?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
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.

Medical News Today: Short people are 'at greater risk of coronary heart disease'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
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.

Medical News Today: First human study of new HIV antibody therapy shows promise

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:00
Scientists conducting the first ever human clinical trial of a new kind of broadly neutralizing antibody have reported 'some impressive results' in treating HIV.

Medical News Today: Time to announce UV tanning 'causes' skin cancer, doctors urge

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: Discovery of brain cancer cell weakness may improve treatment

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered an amino-acid metabolizing enzyme without which certain glioblastoma tumor cells get clogged up with toxic byproducts and die.

Medical News Today: Around 9% of adults with access to firearms have anger problems

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
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

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
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

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:00
Socializing, painting, pottery and a number of other activities in middle and old age could protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to new research.