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Medical News Today: Physical fitness linked to better brain function
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 03:00:00 PDT
In the largest and most in-depth study of its kind, scientists confirm that physical fitness is associated with improved cognitive ability.
Medical News Today: Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls.
Medical News Today: How birds let squirrels know when it's safe to relax
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Scientists know that squirrels respond to birds' threat calls. A new study finds that the chatter of birds at rest informs them when danger has passed.
Medical News Today: Does poor oral health impact brain function?
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Two new studies suggest that there is an association between stress related tooth problems and cognitive decline among older populations.
Medical News Today: What to know about cataract surgery
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures.
Medical News Today: What does it feel like to be drunk? What you need to know
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Although alcohol affects people in different ways and some people can drink more than others, drinking too much may cause a person to feel drunk. Learn more about the effects of alcohol by stage here.
Medical News Today: How to eat 1,200 calories a day
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:00:00 PDT
People can eat 1,200 calories a day to lose weight safely by adding more filling foods, such as protein rich foods, to their diet. Learn more about how to eat 1,200 calories a day and stay healthy here.
Medical News Today: What to know about condoms and allergies
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex.
Medical News Today: Is there a cure for hepatitis C?
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Hepatitis C is a curable liver infection. With the appropriate treatment, it is possible to clear the virus within 12 weeks. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Prenatal vitamins are important for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as developing fetuses. Here, learn which prenatal vitamins to take and their benefits.
Medical News Today: How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:00 PDT
This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being.
Medical News Today: Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:00:00 PDT
New research in female mice reveals that exercising while on a low calorie diet can decrease quality and quantity of bone instead of increasing robustness.
Medical News Today: E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells.
Medical News Today: Why do female bonobos have more sex with each other than with males?
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Female bonobos have frequent sexual interactions with other females — more so than they do with males. A new study aims to find out why.
Medical News Today: Fight-or-flight: Do our bones play a part?
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A new study in humans and animals identifies the bone hormone osteocalcin as a crucial driver for the fight-or-flight survival response.
Medical News Today: Why do I fart so much?
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Some farting is normal, but excessive gas can signal a food intolerance or digestive disorder. Dietary changes can help. Learn about causes and prevention here.
Medical News Today: What ways are there to measure body fat?
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:00:00 PDT
There are various ways to measure the percentage of body fat, and some are more high tech than others. In this article, we describe the range of methods, include those that a person can try at home.
Medical News Today: Cartilage piercing bumps: What to know
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:00:00 PDT
A bump may form after a person gets a cartilage piercing. In this article, learn about the causes, including scarring and infections, as well as how to treat them.
Medical News Today: What to know about leg cramps at night
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Leg cramps at night, or nocturnal leg cramps, are often linked with overuse or underuse of the muscles, but medical conditions may also be the cause. Learn about causes and treatments here.
Medical News Today: What's the difference between the keto and Atkins diets?
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:00:00 PDT
The keto and Atkins diets are two low carbohydrate eating plans. People use them to lose weight and promote health. Learn more here.