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The BMJ's campaign against 'too much medicine' sees three papers calling screening to account, questioning if looking out for breast cancer or aneurysm does more harm than good.
A study investigating compliance with an age-verification law has demonstrated that minors are easily able to circumvent age restrictions and purchase electronic cigarettes online.
A lot of men worry about their penis size. But researchers hope the results of a new study, which reveals the average penis length, will reassure many men that they are 'normal.'
Acetaminophen is the most widely-used painkiller worldwide. However, a new systematic review finds that use of the analgesic is linked with numerous adverse events.
Researchers have made a copper molecule that binds to the DNA of cancer cells and stops them replicating. It also kills them more quickly than the widely used chemo drug cisplatin.
A large study of over 700,000 adolescents shows a strong link between BMI and systolic and diastolic blood pressure in normal weight and overweight groups.
Researchers have found that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day have the lowest prevalence of clogged arteries.
Good health is affordable - that's the conclusion of new research that finds a link between lower death risk and a diet rich in nuts, peanuts in particular.
Data from the CDC's 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals around 1 in 5 females and 1 in 10 males have experienced some form of teen dating violence in the past 12 months.
Medical News Today: Most doctors succumb to parents' requests to delay vaccinations, despite concerns
The majority of doctors receive parental requests to alter childhood vaccination schedules. Despite having concerns, most doctors agree to such requests, according to new research.
A new report from WHO states that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults aged 12-35 are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to unsafe levels of recreational noise.
Medical News Today: Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'
A retrospective analysis of 112 patients with migraines or cluster headaches found that the new intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion blocks treatment improved symptoms by 36%.
Scientists have uncovered a previously overlooked biological mechanism that switches on metastasis in cancer cells, enabling them to spread to other parts of the body.
For the first time, scientists show that amyloid protein - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - can start to accumulate in the brain when we are 20 years old.
More than 50% of adults currently aged 30-49 and 50-64 are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease at some point in their lives, according to new research.
A psychological experiment involving sharing chocolate with a hypothetical peer shows that kids who have low levels of sympathy may share out of moral respect.
Medical News Today: New treadmill performance test 'predicts long-term risk of death from all causes'
Current exercise-based tests to predict risk of death involve EKGs and other variables. A new algorithm developed by Johns Hopkins cardiologists simply requires a treadmill.
Participants who believed their cigarettes were nicotine-free when they actually contained the substance displayed different brain activity as a result, according to new research.
A study has examined the perceived risk of regular cannabis use according to the US population, finding that older women are most likely to view the drug as risky.
Scientists mapping monkeys' brains during tasks that require complex social anticipation believe their discovery could lead to treatments for autism and similar problems.