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A new study finds that glancing at a grassy green rooftop for only 40 seconds can result in fewer errors and better concentration in attention-sapping mental tasks.
Living near a busy road, railroad or under aircraft noise was tied to greater waist sizes in a study that suggests a link between central obesity and these environmental stressors.
Medical News Today: Being very overweight or obese in late teens may raise later-life colorectal cancer risk
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study.
We take a look at two new Alzheimer's studies that overturn accepted wisdom on the mechanisms behind sporadic Alzheimer's onset and early symptoms.
Medical News Today: Study links obesity, mood disorders to greater risk of weakened heart during childbirth
Women who are obese or have mood disorders are almost twice as likely to have peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weakened and enlarged heart - during childbirth, a new study finds.
New research suggests that cognitive impairment in older heart failure patients could predict worse health outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death.
For the first time, scientists locate the part of the yellow fever mosquito's genome responsible for determining sex and manipulate it to result in 'harmless' sex-changed insects.
A new study finds botox - a drug commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles - increases the pliability and elasticity of skin for up to 4 months after treatment.
A stronger memory of a specific food may encourage us to opt for that food, even if it is the less attractive choice, according to a new study by researchers from Switzerland.
Medical News Today: People with elevated depression 'poorer at hearing all types of emotional speech'
A new speech perception study finds that people with elevated depression have difficulty at understanding speech of all emotional types in loud environments.
Two new studies have suggested that people with metabolic syndrome - particularly black women - may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
After having electrode arrays implanted into the area of the brain that controls the intention of movement, a paralyzed man is able to control a robotic arm with just his thoughts.
A study analyzing data from a telephone survey of 11,626 individuals finds that people who smoke every day are 60% less likely to vote than nonsmokers - but why?
A new study finds young men who are chronic gamblers are also likely to be suffering from depression, and impulsive boys are more likely to become gambling adults.
Animal study shows that topical use of the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine clears middle ear infection - suppressing inflammation and overproduction of mucus and restoring hearing.
Three daily acetaminophen pills for a week lowers testosterone levels in male fetuses, according to a new mouse study, but occasional pills during pregnancy do not cause harm.
Researchers reveal that stimulating the growth of lymphatic vessels after a heart attack could help regenerate the heart and amplify the healing process.
Using genetic sequencing on skin biopsies from cancer-free patients, researchers find that around 25% of normal skin cells contain mutations linked to a common form of skin cancer.
Men who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a new research from the University of Texas.
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.