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Researchers have found that adolescents may be more inclined to use e-cigarettes if their friends and family both use and approve of the devices.
Medical News Today: New blood marker could help identify mothers most at risk of postpartum depression
Researchers have identified a blood marker that they say can identify women who are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression.
Melanoma arises from gene mutations that activate cancer-causing pathways. Now. researchers have unmasked the identity of the third most frequently mutated gene in melanoma.
A simple procedure of blowing into a balloon through the nose can be an effective way to improve symptoms and avoid antibiotics in children with a a common middle-ear problem.
Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.
Newborn babies - including those who are born at full term and normal weight - are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.
Medical News Today: Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests
A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana.
A new study has revealed almost 20% of mothers fail to receive advice about their newborn's sleeping position, increasing the risk for sudden infant death syndrome.
Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.
The FDA have approved a new drug - sonidegib - for treating locally advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer that occurs in the top layer of the skin.
The discovery of a nerve cell that controls spitting behavior in worms could increase our understanding of how our brain and nervous system regulates organs like the heart.
In a new study, participants grouped cups of taste solution to identify 'fat' taste as a distinct new taste alongside the traditional basic tastes of salt, sweet and so on.
Researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported to sites within cells for repair. They also note that repair is often inaccurate and could lead to cancer.
Medical News Today: Awareness of fertility preservation options among younger cancer patients may be low
Many cancer treatments can affect a patient's fertility. Though fertility preservation options are available, awareness of them may be low, according to new research.
A new study suggests that the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms experienced by people making decisions for relatives in ICU may depend on their coping strategy.
Medical News Today: Aromatase inhibitors 'more effective than tamoxifen' for reducing breast cancer deaths
A study finds a class of hormonal drugs - aromatase inhibitors - are more effective than tamoxifen for reducing mortality among women with ER-positive breast cancer.
A large group of America's leading cancer specialists have joined forces in support of action against drug prices, drawing up an action plan to curb costs.
Between 2000 and 2010, rates of autism have tripled. However, a new study suggests that this rise is largely due to changes in intellectual disability categorization in the US.
A study assessing the impact of chemotherapy for cancer patients who are near death finds the treatment does not improve their quality of life.