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Medical News Today: Depression and diabetes combined may create even higher risk of cognitive decline

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00
Depression and diabetes each raised dementia risk on their own, but risk rose even more for people with both, in a large study of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Medical News Today: Heavy snoring, sleep apnea linked to earlier cognitive decline

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:00
People who snore heavily or who have sleep apnea may experience earlier cognitive decline, a new study finds, but this decline could be reversed with CPAP.

Medical News Today: Oxytocin may influence maternal social behavior, study finds

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds oxytocin influences how adult female mice respond to distress calls from their pups - a major form of mammalian social behavior.

Medical News Today: Divorce may raise the risk of heart attack, study finds

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:00
Women who have been divorced at least twice are at almost twice the risk of heart attack - regardless of whether they have remarried - according to a new study.

Medical News Today: How worried should we be about ticks?

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:00
With the arrival of the warmer months comes the re-emergence of ticks. We try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with Lyme disease.

Medical News Today: Autism: new studies investigate diagnosis time and identify epigenetic signatures

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:00
Across two new studies, Johns Hopkins and Oregon State researchers identify epigenetic variations associated with ASD in parental sperm and assess diagnosis time for ASD children.

Medical News Today: Immunotherapy fights cancer better with both arms of the immune system, say researchers

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 02:00
The idea of fighting cancer with immunotherapy is to trigger the immune system. Now, a new study suggests recruiting both the innate and the adaptive immune system works best.

Medical News Today: Scientists find potential cause of Alzheimer's in immune system

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 02:00
Using mice with human-like immune systems, a new study shows that certain immune cells in the brain chew up an important amino acid in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Heroin-assisted therapy 'better for some drug users than standard treatments'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
A Canadian researcher argues that for heroin users who do not benefit from standard addiction treatments, heroin-assisted therapy may be a better option.

Medical News Today: What is the point of health apps when we are healthy?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A debate in The BMJ asks whether we.should go with the tide on health apps, or if the popularity of this technology obscures more serious health debates.

Medical News Today: Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

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