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Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria.
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.
Stay home and watch TV to reduce your risk of flu. This is what the residents of Mexico City did during the 2009 swine flu outbreak, and researchers found it was effective.
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life.
A new study finds that 6-week sessions of replaying recorded anecdotes from family members to coma patients results in improved responsiveness to sensory information.
A study of rats finds that higher salt intake over a long period disables a safety mechanism in the brain that normally stops blood pressure in arteries from rising.
While human odor guides malaria mosquitoes to human homes, once they take up residence, it is exhaled carbon dioxide that triggers them to land on skin for their next blood meal.
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.
In outer space, scientists will study a molecule that could accelerate bone growth, potentially leading to new treatments for osteoporosis and other bone conditions.
Analysis of several studies measuring rates of HIV infection among women using hormonal contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa has suggested that birth shots could increase HIV risk.
People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists - a phenomenon called 'attribute amnesia.'
Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate.
Used primarily in medicine as a way to image the body, ultrasound at high-intensity may also provide an exciting new treatment for cancer pain, according to early trial results.
A new study suggests human population density and green vegetation cover in Ebola-affected African regions are factors in helping the virus spill over from animals to humans.
Two new drug compounds that target estrogen signaling and inflammation and were tested successfully in mice and human cells show promise as a treatment for endometriosis.
Researchers find that using a new high-sensitivity blood test with gender-specific diagnostic thresholds could improve the rate of heart attack diagnosis among women.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing copper, including preventing neutropenia and osteoporosis, and maintaining collagen and elastin.
Medical News Today: You only hurt the one you love: the presence of a romantic partner 'intensifies pain'
Doctors often recommend that partners be present if a patient is going through a painful medical procedure. However, a new study finds their presence may make pain worse.