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Researchers have found that 'microvesicles' - tiny particles released by cells - can penetrate human cartilage, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for arthritis.
A post-Ebola panel has drawn up 10 recommendations for informing a better response to a future epidemic, largely focusing on the WHO. We look at some of the recommendations.
A 5-year trial finds, compared with a placebo, progesterone supplements do not reduce the likelihood of miscarriage in women with a history of recurring, unexplained miscarriages.
Using new technology, scientists have mapped thousands of genes that are essential for cancer cell survival, and have started to identify clusters unique to individual cancers.
Air pollution has been known to cause serious health issues for many years. A new study links it to cardiovascular problems and stroke in diabetic women.
Researchers find heart disease patients may worsen their health by spending too much time sitting. What is more, exercise does not counteract this effect.
Mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause encephalitis, leading to disability and death, especially in infants and over 65. One locally transmitted case has occurred in the US.
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? We find out and look at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.
Women with gestational diabetes may reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes after giving birth by breastfeeding for at least 2 months, new research finds.
A study shows that prices of prescription dermatologic drugs have risen dramatically in the US, becoming less affordable as insurance companies increasingly restrict formularies.
This article provides a nutritional breakdown of cranberries, highlights any potential health benefits associated with its consumption, as well as any risks.
Older adults who took more steps as part of a new study scored better on memory tasks than those who were sedentary. The findings have implications for age-related memory decline.
Scientists have discovered the more fat we carry, the more our bodies appear to produce a protein that blocks our ability to burn fat.
A UN report celebrates and gives examples of the progress in tackling HIV/AIDS but also shows how far many countries are from the goal of ensuring everyone with HIV gets treatment.
The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness.
Find out about the potential health benefits of pumpkin including supporting heart health, eye health, promoting fertility and giving immunity a boost.
For Thanksgiving, 51 million turkeys will be consumed across the country with total spending for the holiday at around $2,375,000,000. So, what are the health benefits of turkey?
New research delves into the worrying implications for mother and child of being born on a Saturday or Sunday, rather than a weekday.
Find out all about superfoods; foods that typically provide many nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, for minimal calories.
Medical News Today: Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment
In a new study, decanoic acid, which forms part of the MCT ketogenic diet, was found to be more effective than current medications in preventing seizures in people with epilepsy.