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Find out about the health benefits of consuming tahini including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, protecting against hormone-related cancers and maintaining bone health.
Scientists suggest Parkinson's disease may be the result of brain cells that require a high amount of energy to control movement exhausting themselves and dying prematurely.
Patients who underwent total knee or hip replacement surgery for osteoarthritis were at increased risk of heart attack during the postoperative period, a new study reveals.
Researchers have found that heavy coffee consumption could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks in young adults with hypertension.
A major multinational study has identified some of the behaviors that come before a suicide attempt. People who show these behaviors are a significant suicide risk.
Contrary to the beliefs of many student drinkers, a new study finds that drinking water or eating directly after heavy alcohol consumption does not prevent hangovers.
Cystic fibrosis results from a mutation that stops ions moving in and out of cells. Now, a study shows how a small molecule restored ion channel function in deficient yeast cells.
Repatha is the second in a class of drugs to be approved by the FDA that addresses how the liver performs in relation to the treatment of high cholesterol.
Researchers from the UK have reported on a man who they believe has been shedding a mutated form of a vaccine-derived polio virus in his feces for 28 years.
Researchers have proposed a new cognitive model for neuroticism, suggesting that this personality trait could be explained by overthinking rather than sensitivity to threat.
New research suggests that abnormal fat deposits found in the brains of people who died from Alzheimer's disease could trigger or accelerate the condition.
The male siblings of women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, a new study finds.
Three years of growth hormone injections in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis continued to give bone benefits for a decade, according to the results of a randomized trial.
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at some of the risky behaviors that need to be avoided when wearing contact lenses that the majority of users fail to avoid.
A new study of more than 15,000 sister pairs finds firstborn women were more likely to be overweight or obese than their secondborn sisters.
Two technologies - a laser probe and an iKnife - are set to revolutionize delicate brain surgery by distinguishing cancerous from healthy tissue as it is being performed.
Researchers have demonstrated that the awareness of memory loss begins to decline in people 2-3 years before they develop dementia.
Learn how gastric banding works as a type of weight loss surgery, who is suitable for it, and about the benefits and risks of this bariatric procedure.