Annual deaths from prescription painkillers are, on average, 25% lower in states that legalize medical marijuana, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins researchers.
Study concludes exercise may slow cognitive aging, after it found older adults whose aortas were less stiff and were more aerobically fit did better on a cognitive test.
A new study published in the CMAJ finds that the risk of stroke is 39% higher among patients with cognitive impairment than those with normal cognitive function.
Taking 100 mg of aspirin a day reduced the risk of recurring blood clots for patients with venous thromboembolism by up to 42%, according to a new study.
The American Heart Association have issued a new policy statement urging e-cigarettes to be subject to a federal ban for minors, as well as strict marketing regulations.
For the first time, scientists have grown a fully functioning immune organ in mice from cells created outside the body. They say their findings could advance lab-grown organs.
New research examining state-specific differences in Medicaid policies may be having an impact on screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
A new study finds that women who read the erotic Fifty Shades series are more likely to have unhealthy behaviors that are risk factors for abusive relationships.
Researchers from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University shed light on how gender and sexual orientation affects orgasm occurrence.
A new study by researchers from the University of Denver finds that the more partners one has, the lower the chance of ending up in a happy marriage.
Researchers from the UK have determined how loud sounds can damage hearing, findings that could lead to new prevention and treatment strategies for hearing loss and tinnitus.
People with schizophrenia are less happy than those in the general population, but not to the extent that has previously been suggested, according to a new survey.
Thinking about a current romantic partner can boost an individual's mood and give them more energy, according to a new study from Western University in Canada.
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, find that children with autism have excess synapses in their brain, which impacts brain function.
Medical research can appear confusing and contradictory to anyone untrained in science. We speak to three experts who explain why understanding the scientific process is important.
Most people in England, particularly in deprived areas, live near a pharmacy. Now, a BMJ study urges the government to boost the role of community pharmacies in tackling health.
Scientists are developing a laser device to measure blood sugar that means one day diabetics may not have to prick themselves to draw blood for regular testing.
A 10-year analysis of telestroke units in Bavaria, Germany, finds that they improve the care of stroke patients who lack access to extensive neurology support.
In a new study, overweight and obese breast cancer patients exhibited a 52% lower rate of recurrence and a 28-month delay in recurrence if they were regularly taking NSAIDs.
Fears that reduced-nicotine cigarettes could lead to smokers needing more cigarettes to satisfy their cravings may well be unfounded, according to a recent study.