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Using techniques from the field of earth sciences, researchers may have found a way of picking up early signs of breast cancer by looking for changes in zinc composition.
A small pilot study suggests treatment with nitrous oxide or laughing gas may help patients with severe depression whose illness is not responding to conventional therapies.
Find out the healthiest and least healthy states in 2014, according to America's Health Rankings, together with disturbing news of rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity.
Head and neck cancer tumors previously unreachable can be treated with a groundbreaking new surgery method that is also minimally invasive.
Ebola survivors may play a vital role in containing Ebola, suggest experts, by training as caregivers and community mediators, as they are largely immune from reinfection.
Harvard researchers report success in using self-assembling, biodegradable mesoporous silica rods - loaded with immune system-triggering drugs - to treat disease in mice.
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
New study finds - contrary to current thinking - a leukemia that can follow cancer treatment is linked to age-related gene mutations in cells that resist treatment then multiply.
WHO say malaria deaths have fallen dramatically worldwide - with more countries moving towards elimination. However, nations affected by the Ebola virus risk losing their gains.
Exposure to bisphenol A, found commonly on the inner coating of cans and in plastic bottles, has been associated with increased blood pressure in a new study.
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.
Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected by routine human papilloma virus vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ.
Researchers have found that a specific hormone is elevated in obese individuals, inhibiting 'good' brown fat activity and increasing obesity and diabetes risks.
Testing the value of corrective information against misinformation, researchers found that myth-busting information on vaccine safety did not make people more likely to vaccinate.
Two trials show promising results in Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with immunotherapy drugs that helped their immune system recognize and attack their blood cancer.
A compound that gets the immune system to rapidly eliminate only red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite and leave uninfected ones alone shows promise in a mouse study.
Using a disease-simulation model based on NHANES data, researchers have calculated that obesity can cause people to lost up to 8 years of life, as well as 19 years of healthy life.
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy.
In two new studies, researchers find metabolic syndrome may be linked to lower urinary tract symptoms, but that weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of such symptoms.
In a new study, researchers hypothesize that vitamin D deficiency may be a driver of seasonal affective disorder - a form of depression that strikes during winter months.