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A new study finds that higher concentrations of ultrafine particles in urban environments - such as that which results from dense traffic - can alter heart function within minutes.
A new study conducted in Illinois finds that fatal car crashes involving alcohol fell 26% after alcohol tax rose in 2009. The reduction was even greater among young people.
Acetaminophen is ineffective for spinal pain in the lower back and has little value for hip or knee osteoarthritis, concludes a review of studies testing its safety and efficacy.
Researchers suggest a diet high in the amino acid methionine leads to hypermethylation of an important brain protein, which promotes memory loss.
Researchers in the UK have called for funders and policymakers to investigate further the long-term effects of healthy people using cognitive-enhancing drugs.
A new study finds that small differences in family income are associated with relatively large surface area differences in important brain regions among children in these families.
A new study of undergraduate students suggests that the rare exploding head syndrome may be more prevalent among young people than previously believed.
A new report from the National Cancer Institute and other bodies claims breast cancer consists of four subtypes, and incidence of these subtypes varies by age and other factors.
New veterinary research found that different types of music produced different responses in cats under general anesthesia, with most cats relaxing best to classical music.
Scientists review over 50 years of medical records at their university's lemur center for clues that might explain the exceptional longevity of a captive group of dwarf lemurs.
Though it may be in the April Fool's issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have conducted a serious study assessing the medical evidence to support the famous proverb.
A new study conducted by researchers at Penn State finds that vascular function is not decreased when a high-fat meal includes peanuts.
Researchers assessing the amount of calories consumed by children at fast food restaurants have observed a fall in the percentage of children eating fast food on a given day.
Evidence has emerged from the World Cancer Research Fund International CUP report on liver cancer that finds drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cancer.
A group of 'citizen scientists' have created eyedrops allowing the user to successfully recognize symbols and identify people in dark environments.
Medical News Today: Our recall of familiar objects - like the Apple logo - may not be as accurate we think
A study that tested ability to recall the Apple logo, found only 1 out of 85 participants was able to draw it correctly, despite many being confident they would be able to do so.
A new study of nearly 3,000 UK children finds that only four parents described their child as being very overweight despite BMI scales showing 369 children were in that category.
Medical News Today: Long-term statins to prevent a first heart attack? Experts issue tips on making the decision
The question of whether to use statins before a heart attack or stroke, as opposed to secondary prevention following an event, gets help from expert cardiologists.
Medical News Today: Fecal transplantation 'more effective than previously thought' for C. diff infection
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides both short- and long-term benefits for patients with C. difficile infection, according to a new study.
Over-stimulated neurons in the gyrus cinguli brain region could be interpreted by the brain as chronic pain - which may be alleviated by activating a serotonin-sensitive receptor.