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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.

Medical News Today: Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
Two years after the FDA identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of dietary supplements, a new study finds the organization has taken no action to remove it.

Medical News Today: Rise in IUD and contraceptive implant use among US teens

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.

Medical News Today: Stroke survivors are 'at double the risk of attempting suicide'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:00
People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.

Medical News Today: Deadly skin cancer much more common in today's seniors

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
British people aged 65 and over are seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than seniors from 4 decades ago, partly due to the rise of cheap all-inclusive holidays.

Medical News Today: Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:00
Research on how social comparison on Facebook might affect mental health finds people feel depressed after heavy use because they feel badly when comparing themselves to others.

Medical News Today: Women think 'as rationally' as men - but also use more gut feeling

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
How much do men and women differ psychologically? Does greater emotional empathy in women result in less rational thinking when it comes to choosing to do harm for a greater good?

Medical News Today: Exercise at any level may benefit overweight patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
For overweight or obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, exercise - regardless of volume or intensity - may reduce both visceral and liver fat, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Depression and insomnia could lead to more frequent nightmares

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.

Medical News Today: Cow's milk found in human breast milk purchased online

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found significant levels of bovine DNA in breast milk samples purchased via the Internet, suggesting that cow's milk may have been added to human milk.

Medical News Today: Retired football players exhibit similar signs of degenerative brain condition, scans reveal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
A new PET imaging technique provides fresh insights into chronic traumatic encephalopathy - a degenerative brain condition experienced by some athletes who play contact sports.

Medical News Today: Warning images on cigarette packets 'raise young adults' knowledge about harms of smoking'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 06:00
A new study finds young adults are more likely to understand the harms of smoking when shown image and text warnings on cigarette packets, compared with text-only warnings.