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The belief that so-called obesity genes can hinder weight loss is called into question by a new study review. Genetics may not be so vital after all.
Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects.
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.
Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to find and reactivate dormant HIV hiding in rare cells in patients on antiretroviral therapy.
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.
Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression.
The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors.
Stretch marks are a common problem affecting men and women of nearly all ages and skin types. Learn about the treatments and home remedies for them here.
A program that combines exercise and laughter may motivate older adults to get active, improving their physical and mental health.
Exposure to bright light for 30 minutes daily may increase men's testosterone levels and boost their sex drive, new research suggests.
Metabolic profiling of saliva using mass spectrometry has potential as a test for presence and severity of asthma, new study suggests.
Heart attacks and heartburn can both cause pain in the upper belly or chest. Learn about how their symptoms can differ and what to do when they occur.
We see things differently if we think they are art, say neurologists. Find out more about how the brain looks at art, compared with real-life images.
New research confirms that drinking alcohol acts as a 'social lubricant,' after finding it increases the desire to be part of happy social situations.
Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems.
A class of drugs used to deworm animals may have the potential to treat even the deadliest strains of Clostridium difficile in humans, new study suggests.
A groundbreaking device that aligns the left and right brain using sound alone may reduce the symptoms of migraine, hypertension, and insomnia.
Researchers have identified that the way people walk can determine how aggressive they are. More exaggerated body rotation indicates more aggression.
Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows.