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Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%.
In a new review, researchers say that increased understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which exercise benefits health means an 'exercise pill' could soon be in the cards.
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.
Evidence supporting the classification of excessive shopping as an addiction has been established, and a new seven-point assessment tool created.
People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into 'phubbing.'
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
How people perceive beauty is partly due to genetic factors, partly due to shared experience, but largely dependent on specific individual interactions, a new study finds.
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome.
A major study of 5.5 million men and women in Sweden shows a link between height and cancer risk - especially breast cancer and melanoma.
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.
The efficacy of psychotherapy against depression has been overstated by previous research due to publication bias, according to a new review.
Scientists have developed a technique to make cells that will produce insulin. They could eventually be used in transplants for people with type 1 diabetes.
A major study in the US finds that psoriasis and depression are linked, but the degree of psoriasis does not imply more severe depression.
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.
Implementation of 'golden hour' in Afghanistan saves US servicemen's lives. The mandate decreeing that transport to hospital should be halved significantly decreases fatality rate.
In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing.
Researchers have found that coating anticancer drugs in platelet membranes allows them to last longer in the body and target a range of different cancer cells.
Doctors have approved a clinical trial in which 10 British women will undergo womb transplantation in the hope the procedure will allow them to carry a child.