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Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea.
One barrier to successful ovarian cancer treatment is that eventually the cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Researchers suggest immunotherapy may be a way to overcome this.
Babies born prematurely at an extremely low birth weight may have lower income and poorer health in later life than those born a normal weight.
The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.
Study finds the protein p62 is necessary and sufficient for development of liver cancer in mice and its high expression in non-cancerous liver tissue predicts recurrence in humans.
Currently, very few young, female cancer survivors opt for fertility preservation either before or after treatment. New research asks whether there is an information gap.
An observational study of 10,000 Americans with atrial fibrillation suggests women have more symptoms and worse quality of life than men, suffer more strokes, but live longer.
Disinfectants used in swimming pools and hot tubs react with sweat, urine, and other human compounds to create byproducts, which researchers say have the potential to alter DNA.
New research from Sweden shows that compared with non-shift workers, people who work shifts performed less well on a test commonly used to screen for cognitive impairment.
Consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of salt daily - more than the current recommendation - increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Researchers have identified a gene called UVRAG that repairs cellular DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation - a primary cause of skin cancer.
By 2050, the number of Americans living with visual impairment or blindness will have doubled, with white women faring worst, suggests a new study.
The FDA have given accelerated approval to Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor, to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.
A new project in Rwanda will use drones to deliver essential medical supplies, such as blood for transfusions, to remote regions of the country.
Find out about a number of diet tips to help reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. This article looks at foods to eat and foods to avoid.
Breast density is a known risk factor for breast cancer. New research shows that adolescent diet may influence whether breasts become dense in later life.
By 2050, antimicrobial resistance could kill 10 million people every year if no global action is taken to combat the problem, says a new international review.
Cancer is affected by lifestyle factors. People who avoid tobacco, limit alcohol intake, exercise, and have a healthy BMI have a higher chance of avoiding it.
An analysis of data from a large colon cancer treatment trial finds if the cancer starts on the left side of the colon, patient survival is longer than if it starts on the right.
Learn about Behcet's disease, a rare condition that causes inflammation to blood vessels. This disease can cause a variety of symptoms that may not appear connected.