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Medical News Today: Better memory linked to physical activity

Older adults who took more steps as part of a new study scored better on memory tasks than those who were sedentary. The findings have implications for age-related memory decline.

Medical News Today: Why weight loss is harder when we carry more fat

Scientists have discovered the more fat we carry, the more our bodies appear to produce a protein that blocks our ability to burn fat.

Medical News Today: 'We have what it takes to break AIDS epidemic,' says UN report

A UN report celebrates and gives examples of the progress in tackling HIV/AIDS but also shows how far many countries are from the goal of ensuring everyone with HIV gets treatment.

Medical News Today: ADHD medication: is it a good idea?

The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness.

Medical News Today: Is giving birth at the weekend more dangerous?

New research delves into the worrying implications for mother and child of being born on a Saturday or Sunday, rather than a weekday.

Medical News Today: Superfoods: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

Find out all about superfoods; foods that typically provide many nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, for minimal calories.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment

In a new study, decanoic acid, which forms part of the MCT ketogenic diet, was found to be more effective than current medications in preventing seizures in people with epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Does the gut microbiome tell us when we are full?

Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry.

Medical News Today: Crib bumpers: infant deaths are on the rise

Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Loneliness alters the immune system to cause illness, study finds

Researchers shed light on how loneliness can cause illness; it disrupts stress signaling, which ultimately leads to increased inflammatory response and reduced antiviral response.

Medical News Today: Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy

New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.

Medical News Today: Gene-edited mosquitoes cannot transmit malaria

Using a new gene-editing technique, scientists create a mosquito that passes on inability to transmit malaria to 99.5% of its offspring, raising hopes for disease eradication.

Medical News Today: Congenital heart defect means higher chance of stroke

People with congenital heart defects have a 5-6 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke, and a 9-12 times higher risk of ischemic stroke than the general population.

Medical News Today: Can a handful of walnuts a day keep the doctor away?

New research concludes that walnuts can assist in the functioning of epithelial cells in blood vessel walls and lowering cholesterol levels.

Medical News Today: 19 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

What is happening in week 19 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a mango and its arms and legs are now sized in proportion to the rest of its body.

Medical News Today: Doctors should prescribe generic drugs over branded medications, say experts

The American College of Physicians call for physicians to prescribe generic drugs rather than brand-name medications in order to boost treatment adherence and lower costs.

Medical News Today: Women who survive heart attack continue to live with risk

Young women who have suffered a heart attack or a stroke continue to have a higher risk of fatality or further injury than those who have not experienced a cardiovascular event.

Medical News Today: Researchers pinpoint brain's happiness region

Researchers found that people who were happier had larger gray matter volume in a brain region called the precuneus, which they say can be targeted with meditation.

Medical News Today: Study reveals how 'bacterial sex' leads to antibiotic resistance

Researchers looking into horizontal gene transfer have revealed why it can lead to the spread of traits - including antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Scientists create serotonin-releasing neurons from human skin cells

Scientists have successfully turned human skin cells into neurons that signal to each other with serotonin, creating a useful lab tool for studying this essential brain chemical.

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