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Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice. (Medical News Today)

Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?
Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them, and which one may be more suitable. (Medical News Today)

How the online world is affecting the human brain
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MS in children
Multiple sclerosis in children can cause weakness, tremors, and muscle spasms, among other symptoms, which treatments can reduce. Learn more about multiple sclerosis in children here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about surgery for MS
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also help reduce symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Women are better than men at remembering words and faces
A new meta-analysis of over 600 studies has found that women are better than men at recalling certain types of memories, such as verbal information. (Medical News Today)

How does MS affect the eyes?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect a person's vision due to its effects on the nerve cells. In this article, we look at why MS affects the eyes and discuss eye-related symptoms and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

How is education linked to Alzheimer's progress?
New research asks to what extent, if any, a person's level of education is linked to the presence of Alzheimer's disease and the rate of cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Neurobion
Neurobion is a brand of vitamin B supplements that aims to improve nerve function. Learn about the benefits and side effects of Neurobion here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. This article provides an overview of the condition, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What causes pupils of different sizes?
The medical term for pupils of different sizes is anisocoria. Find out about the possible causes of anisocoria here, as well as when to seek emergency treatment. (Medical News Today)

Human brains have evolved to 'prefer' music and speech
New evidence suggests that human brains, unlike those of monkeys, may have evolved to 'listen' for pitch, which characterizes music and speech. (Medical News Today)

What causes lower back and hip pain?
In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How ultrasound could help curb Parkinson's
Mouse study shows that focused ultrasound and injected microbubbles can help curb early Parkinson's disease by allowing drugs to access the brain. (Medical News Today)

Magnetic stimulation may reduce the impact of concussion
(Medical News Today)

When and why is pain pleasurable?
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to find out. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a tingling sensation on the back?
A persistent or recurring tingling, or pins and needles, sensation in the back can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Causes can include infections, injuries, spinal problems, fibromyalgia, and vascular malformations. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice
Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model. (Medical News Today)

Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression. (Medical News Today)

Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?
A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication. (Medical News Today)

Why 6 fingers per hand are better than 5
People with polydactyly — who have more than five fingers per hand — have better dexterity and rewired brains that can control these extra digits. (Medical News Today)

What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about deep sleep
During deep sleep, the body restores various functions, including energy and memory. There are several stages of sleep, and they are all important. Learn more about deep sleep here. (Medical News Today)

Low-amp electroconvulsive therapy may relieve suicidal thoughts
A new, small trial finds that low-amp electroconvulsive therapy is highly effective in reducing suicidal ideation while having no cognitive side effects. (Medical News Today)

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