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A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.
In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.
A new study shows that the shape of a tumor cell can influence its response to inflammatory molecules in the immune system, so as to either drive or stop cancer.
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may be down to a neuroprotective effect of uric acid accumulation in the blood.
Around 12 million women take birth control pills in the US and respond to each pill formulation very differently - here is a list of the 10 most common side effects of 'the pill'.
Medical News Today: Low stress resilience in young adulthood 'raises risk of coronary heart disease'
Exercise is no good at cutting heart disease risk if a teenager's ability to cope with stress was poor, suggests new study - 'both need to be addressed' as coronary risk factors.
Researchers have calculated that a large proportion of the US population may be unable to access a comprehensive stroke center within 1 hour.
Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.
For National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, we take a closer look at a complex and elusive condition and the difficulties that exist in its diagnosis and treatment.
The first study of its kind since the 1920s finds that rats in New York City carry the Oriental flea, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague.
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists report using embryonic stem cells to generate new, healthy-looking cartilage in rats without adverse side effects like abnormal, disorganized tissue or tumors.
A new study that suggests that adults aged 30 and older only catch flu an average of twice every 10 years, while children are likely to contract the virus much more frequently.
A panic attack is an experience of sudden and intense anxiety. With treatment, symptoms of panic can be eliminated and control of your life can be regained - help is at hand.
In a new study, researchers found that receiving a sedative called lorazepam prior to having surgery under general anesthetic did not improve overall patient satisfaction.
The BMJ's campaign against 'too much medicine' sees three papers calling screening to account, questioning if looking out for breast cancer or aneurysm does more harm than good.
A study investigating compliance with an age-verification law has demonstrated that minors are easily able to circumvent age restrictions and purchase electronic cigarettes online.
A lot of men worry about their penis size. But researchers hope the results of a new study, which reveals the average penis length, will reassure many men that they are 'normal.'