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Researchers have established a link between testosterone, type 2 diabetes, obesity and renal failure, leading them to ask if testosterone could be a metabolic hormone.
New research implies that people who ignore their instinct and do not follow their gut are more likely to be dishonest and cheat when given the opportunity.
How we rate the taste and overall quality of foods may be largely dependent on the price we pay for them, according to new research.
A new analysis from the National Institutes of Health finds the gender gap for alcohol use in the US is closing, with women drinking almost as much as men.
Children who have a dog at home are less likely to have mental or emotional problems and anxiety. Owning pets could be a strategy to ward off mental health issues later in life.
A high-fat diet does not only lead to weight gain; a new study finds too much fat in the body may also trigger an autoimmune response that destroys brain cell connections.
A study of university students has shown that certain skin problems, including alopecia and pruritis can be exacerbated by stress.
Probiotic treatment does not benefit preterm babies by preventing sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis or death, says research, which contrasts a previous study.
Smoking high-potency, 'skunk-like' cannabis may damage a white matter structure in the brain key for communication between the right and left hemispheres, a new study found.
Synapse loss is a hallmark of the early stages of Alzheimer's. Now, researchers have found how these brain cell connections are destroyed in the disease.
A collaboration between science and industry finds a potential treasure trove for drug discovery - known enzymes that may also work in novel ways to potentially treat disease.
A new study shows malaria parasites prefer to set up replication compartments in liver cells that express EphA2. Cells low in the receptor appear to be less prone to infection.
A new study shows that fathers as well as mothers can suffer from anxiety and depression around the birth of a new baby; around 1 in 10 men are affected.
Arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathy strikes down healthy individuals in their prime. New research aims to find early markers for this destructive disease.
Being overweight or obese in early and mid-adulthood has been linked to greater risk of sudden cardiac death in a new study, emphasizing the need to maintain a healthy weight.
Researchers have found that 'microvesicles' - tiny particles released by cells - can penetrate human cartilage, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for arthritis.
A post-Ebola panel has drawn up 10 recommendations for informing a better response to a future epidemic, largely focusing on the WHO. We look at some of the recommendations.
A 5-year trial finds, compared with a placebo, progesterone supplements do not reduce the likelihood of miscarriage in women with a history of recurring, unexplained miscarriages.
Using new technology, scientists have mapped thousands of genes that are essential for cancer cell survival, and have started to identify clusters unique to individual cancers.
Air pollution has been known to cause serious health issues for many years. A new study links it to cardiovascular problems and stroke in diabetic women.