A new study shows that a gel form of commonly used cancer drug tamoxifen is just as effective as the oral form and produces fewer side effects.
Research suggests that patients with serious cardiopulmonary conditions have a reduced range of facial expressions and understanding these may help doctors to make rapid diagnoses.
Among other differences, a new analysis of 343 studies finds organic foods contain more of some antioxidants - and less cadmium and pesticides - than conventionally grown crops.
THC, the element of marijuana that provides the drug's 'high,' could also form the basis of future 'tumor-shrinking' pharmaceuticals, according to new research.
Parents should think twice before sharing their bed with an infant; a new study suggests bed-sharing is the leading cause of sleep-related deaths in younger infants.
It is becoming harder to differentiate type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now a portable nanotechnology microchip test, comparable to lab standard, can detect antibodies unique to type 1.
A new study suggests that, within years, Hispanic incidence of testicular cancer will overtake that of white men, previously the most at-risk group in the US for this cancer.
New research indicates that when faced with a romantic rival dressed in red, woman's perceptions of sexual receptivity, derogation and intentions to mate-guard are increased.
A new study published in The Lancet finds that variations in quality of care and access to drugs are the causes of discrepancies in blood cancer survival across Europe.
Preliminary research suggests that teens who experience sensitivity to sound or light after a concussion are more likely to also experience emotional symptoms.
Advances in the lab to make the analysis of cancer genes much quicker have raised the prospect of new targets for the diagnosis and management of stomach cancer and other disease.
A new study establishes molecular biomarkers that predict preterm birth and poor fetal growth, and which can be detected in the urine of pregnant women.
Community health experts urge caution with regards to new drug found to be effective in treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, citing possible serious adverse effects.
After analyzing the molecular processes involved, researchers in Germany have developed a test that can differentiate psoriasis from eczema on the basis of only two genes.
In areas where polio has not been eradicated, an extra vaccine dose given to all young children could reduce local and international spread, a study in The Lancet has suggested.
Researchers have detected HIV in the child known as the 'Mississippi Baby' over 2 years after she was deemed to have been free of the virus.
A new review drawing on 50 studies covering quarter of a million people questions previously held conclusions that a drink a day is good for heart health.
Life's stresses increase the risk of a stroke or transient ischemic attack, study suggests, and depressive symptoms are even worse for the chances of these cerebrovascular events.
The world's first dengue vaccine to reach phase a 3 clinical trial is reported to be effective in 56% of cases. But further strategies and drugs are needed for effective control.
UCLA has been awarded $15 million for a four-year project aiming to help restore the loss of memory function in those suffering from brain-injury.