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Men who sleep more or less than the average 7 hours each night may be at higher risk of developing diabetes, according to new research.
Stem cell research may offer a glimmer of hope for the future treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new study examines its safety in humans.
This article examines the causes of chronic knee pain, along with some of the ways people can treat and prevent long-lasting pain in the knees.
Researchers find e-cigarette vapor contains toxic substances and nanoparticles that destroy cells in the mouth, which could raise the risk of oral disease.
For many reasons, cannibalism is unanimously frowned upon in the Western world. But, aside from the ethics, is eating human flesh bad for your health?
An analysis of studies of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes shows use of oral aloe vera reduces fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c.
This articles lists the wide range of medications available to people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The list includes different types of insulin.
A new study shows that genetically elevated BMI is linked with risk of MS, 'providing evidence for a causal role for obesity in MS etiology.'
Researchers reveal how a peptide made up of four amino acids could deliver drugs to the brain intravenously and repair TBI-related brain tissue damage.
This article looks at a number of simple remedies that people can try at home to relieve knee pain. These include strengthening exercises and dieting.
Scientists studying Zika virus infection in monkeys find one infection protects against future infection, but it takes much longer to clear in pregnancy.
Researchers find that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have an altered gut microbiome, which may shed light on the cause of the elusive condition.
A pilot study shows a foot wrap that applies pressure, causing the brain to relax muscles, is 1.4 times more effective than a standard drug treatment.
Why does climbing stairs cause knee pain while other activities do not? This article looks at a condition called chondrolamacia that causes this knee pain.
Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who were treated with certolizumab pegol have shown rapid improvements in signs and symptoms, researchers report.
Borderline diabetes, known as prediabetes, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes.
In mice, researchers found that increasing activity of a protein called c-Abl led to Parkinson's disease, suggesting that blocking c-Abl could prevent it.
A study that examines how babies' immune systems produce antibodies to HIV-1 could offer a roadmap to development of a faster-acting vaccine.
A study of more than 45,000 people found that those with high blood levels of omega-3 had around a 10 percent lower risk of death from heart attack.
Links between gut bacteria and gastrointestinal cancer are well established. Now, scientists reveal bacteria in the bile duct may also be linked to cancer.