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New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.
As we age, the outer layer of brain tissue - the cerebral cortex - loses tension, and this is even more pronounced in patients with Alzheimer's.
Study suggests a prolactin receptor screen could identify triple-negative breast cancer patients with a less aggressive cancer and a better prognosis.
With gender roles becoming increasingly equal, women are catching up with men in term of alcohol intake and its harmful effects, a new analysis finds.
What are styes, what are the symptoms of a stye, and how do we prevent them? Learn what home remedies and medical treatments are available.
Researchers suggest that the deviation from the evolutionary balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is responsible for the rise in global obesity.
Researchers find that low levels of a protein called DLK1 in the blood of pregnant women could indicate a greater risk of pregnancy complications.
When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks pancreas cells. Now, scientists suggest blocking some signaling molecules might prevent the attacks.
What are brown recluse spiders and what do their bites look like? Is it possible to prevent being bitten and what treatments are available? Find out here.
Researchers have identified changes in white matter in the brains of youth football players after just a single season, despite no diagnosed concussions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued updated safe sleep recommendations to help parents protect their infants against sudden unexpected death.
A new review suggests tuberculosis could trigger autoimmunity, after finding tuberculosis bacteria 'trick' the immune system into damaging the lungs.
Why do black widow spiders bite humans and what do their bites look like? Learn what to do if bitten and how to recognize the symptoms.
Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors.
A review of more than 460 studies finds that there is no solid link between how hungry we feel and the amount of calories we consume.
What is protein C deficiency and what are the causes? Learn how to look for symptoms, when to see a doctor, and the available treatments.
The list of onions' health benefits has a new addition, after researchers have discovered that an onion compound has anti-ovarian cancer effects.
Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.
People who consume more than two soft drinks a day - even those with artificial sweeteners - are twice as likely to develop diabetes, a new study shows.