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Despite a common misconception that hookah tobacco smoke is 'safer' than conventional tobacco, a new study demonstrates increased uptake of benzene, a leukemia risk factor.
A new study suggests that men are quicker to help women and pay more attention to them when they are wearing high heels than when they are wearing flat shoes.
For the first time, UK researchers have sequenced the genome of a tapeworm removed from the brain of a 50-year-old man. The tapeworm causes a rare disease called sparganosis.
New research finds that while diets high in saturated fats might not increase saturated fat in the blood, a diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of heart diseases.
A new opioid with properties making it difficult to crush, break or dissolve has been approved by the FDA, who say this is a vital step in addressing crisis of prescription abuse.
A study from the CDC finds that 1 in 3 adults in the US drink excessively - with most engaging in binge drinking - but only 10% of these meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.
According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living.
A new WHO report shows that while efforts to improve global water and sanitation are gaining pace, there are some serious funding gaps - particularly in rural areas.
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.
From the Desert Foot 2014 conference in Phoenix, AZ, we bring you the findings of research into dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts for diabetic foot ulcerations.
A new series published in The Lancet claims that not enough is being done to tackle violence against women. The authors recommend actions that policy makers should take.
In a new study, researchers from France find that a protein expressed by an Ebola virus gene may be responsible for inflammation, fever and blood vessel leakage in Ebola patients.
Researchers believe they have found why the commonly prescribed antidepressant drug citalopram is effective in relieving postpartum depression.
Women in authoritative job positions have more depression symptoms than those not in such positions, a new study finds. But for men, job authority may reduce depression symptoms.
Have you been thinking of giving up the habit? The Great American Smokeout is an annual event that encourages the nation to quit smoking, whether it is for 1 day or for good.
Medical News Today: Half of patients do not take meds as prescribed, yet no effective interventions in place
A review examines previous trials aimed at tackling poor patient adherence to meds and finds that studies so far have been poorly designed, yielding 'inconsistent' results.
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina.
A study presented at a scientific meeting finds that higher consumption of trans fats in working-age men is linked to poorer performance on memory tests.
A new study suggests that people who work in complex jobs - such as architects or lawyers - may have better cognitive skills later in life than those who work in more simple jobs.
A group of scientists have made a breakthrough in the study of how genetic material is replicated. Their findings could have implications for cancer research.