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Open heart surgery is performed in order to repair a fault or damage in the heart. Learn all about what happens and what the recovery process is like.
A course of antibiotics is currently the best way to treat ear infections in kids. A new bioengineered gel may be the answer parents have been waiting for.
Researchers reveal how injecting sperm into embryos called parthenogenotes produced healthy baby mice, and no female egg was needed.
A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
New research finds growth in rates of e-cigarette use in England is positively associated with success rate of attempts to quit smoking.
A seroma is a buildup of fluid where tissue has been removed, often occurring as after surgery or an injury. Learn about them and their treatment here.
Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.
Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.
Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.
A new study unveils a possible reason why men sleep better than women, and it suggests that women should leave the night shift to the men. Find out more.
Researchers have created a new imaging tool that can monitor activity in the amygdala - a brain region - and teach people to control emotional response.
A study of the 3-D composition of snail venom yields clues on how to alter insulin molecule to speed up cell signalling and make it act much faster.
There are a number of steps, including both lifestyle measures and drugs doctors can provide, that can help to lower blood pressure. Learn about six here.
The relationship between the meaning of a word and the sound it makes is considered to be arbitrary. A large-scale analysis puts this assumption in doubt.
People judge how drunk they are and the associated health risks based on how drunk they think others around them are, according to Cardiff University.
Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Composition of the gut microbiome of infants has been found to match the likelihood, or not, of developing asthma and allergies later in life.
One of the largest studies of its kind - with data on over 347,000 individuals - has uncovered 31 new gene regions linked to blood pressure.
Should you pick up that piece of food that just fell on the floor? Belief in the 5-second rule would say yes, but researchers tell a different tale.
PCOS is a disorder that causes an imbalance in female sex hormones. Learn about how it can affect fertility, along with other symptoms and treatment.