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New research suggests people with severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may have undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.
Evidence is steadily mounting that diet can influence lung health. The latest study demonstrates a link between eating fruit and veg and reduced COPD risk.
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism.
A new meta-analysis shows women who had preeclampsia during pregnancy find themselves at a significantly higher risk of heart disease later in life.
Scientists predict that life expectancy is likely to continue rising in developed nations, potentially exceeding 90 years for women in South Korea by 2030.
Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options.
Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way.
A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease.
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.
In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms?
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.
Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.
Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.
Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?
How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?
The risk factors for Lou Gehrig's disease are poorly understood. Breaking research shows that mercury consumed through seafood and fish might play a part.
A new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men.
Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor.
Almost half of patients with MS experienced no disease progression in the 5 years after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, study reveals.
According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.