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Company that carries out millions of US workplace tests for drugs says the proportion of positives is on the rise, including for marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines.
Researchers have found a 'small but significant association' between low birth weights and how close pregnant women live to unconventional gas drilling wells.
An international group of experts reports that the benefits of mammography screening for women aged 50-69 outweigh adverse effects such as false-positive results.
Later today, the FDA will vote - for the third time in 5 years - on whether to approve flibanserin, a drug touted as Viagra for women. However, concerns over its safety remain.
Researchers have discovered a blood biomarker that is 'highly effective' in distinguishing between people with and without nonsmall cell lung cancer.
Despite 1 in 3 Americans having a problem with drink, only 1 in 5 receive treatment, according to a study based on tens of thousands of face-to-face interviews.
A study finds brain dysfunction leading to delirium is common in patients receiving intensive care, and that the disorder also doubles a patient's risk of death.
A study finds strong evidence that a number of disease-linked mutations that disrupt the delicate chemical balance of signaling in the brain help cause schizophrenia.
Individuals with high levels of moral reasoning have greater gray matter volume in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, a new study finds.
Researchers from Duke Medicine have created a high-resolution map of the human brain stem that they say could help guide surgeons during deep brain stimulation.
Melanoma rates in the US doubled between 1982 and 2011, according to the CDC, who say they will continue to rise unless a comprehensive skin cancer prevention program is actioned.
Scientists have reported success in regenerating the forelimbs of rats from progenitor cells, paving the way for a similar technique to be attempted in humans.
Being called nasty names, having things taken, getting excluded from the group - all these and other elements of bullying experienced at 13 years old were tied to depression at 18.
A new study states that there is no strong evidence to suggest that varenicline, a common smoking cessation drug, is associated with increased risks of adverse health outcomes.
Although 84% of teenagers use the Internet to find health information, a new study finds that parents are still the primary source of health advice for kids.
Numerous policies and laws to narrow the gap between US organ and tissue demand and supply have brought no benefit, concludes a new study.
It was thought humans only become able to distinctly categorize faces around the time we learn to read. A new study suggests babies as young as 4 months old have this ability.
Medical News Today: Maternal antidepressant use may raise risk of newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension
Using antidepressants in the final 90 days of pregnancy may raise a newborn's risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, a new study finds, with SSRI use posing the greatest risk.
Both men and women are more likely to have extramarital affairs if they are financially dependent on their spouse, but men are three times more likely to stray, a study finds.
Medical News Today: Studies revealing immunotherapy success represent 'new era' for cancer treatment
Two new studies show immunotherapy to be highly effective against melanoma and lung cancer, with experts claiming the treatment may replace chemotherapy in the next few years.