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A study investigating college student drug use has found that daily marijuana use has now surpassed daily cigarette smoking for the first time.
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.
Scientists may be able to force cancer cells to eliminate a crucial metabolic enzyme using a leukemia drug and another compound to disrupt the process of autophagy.
What is happening in week 9 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peanut and their heartbeat may be heard for the very first time with the use of a handheld doppler.
A new study examines data from over 7,000 women to evaluate the risk factors among younger women that are associated with cardiovascular disease.
A new study has found that people who slept less than 5 hours a night were 4.5 times likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than people who slept 7 or more hours.
Find out about the health benefits of consuming tahini including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, protecting against hormone-related cancers and maintaining bone health.
Scientists suggest Parkinson's disease may be the result of brain cells that require a high amount of energy to control movement exhausting themselves and dying prematurely.
Patients who underwent total knee or hip replacement surgery for osteoarthritis were at increased risk of heart attack during the postoperative period, a new study reveals.
Researchers have found that heavy coffee consumption could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks in young adults with hypertension.
A major multinational study has identified some of the behaviors that come before a suicide attempt. People who show these behaviors are a significant suicide risk.
Contrary to the beliefs of many student drinkers, a new study finds that drinking water or eating directly after heavy alcohol consumption does not prevent hangovers.
Cystic fibrosis results from a mutation that stops ions moving in and out of cells. Now, a study shows how a small molecule restored ion channel function in deficient yeast cells.
Repatha is the second in a class of drugs to be approved by the FDA that addresses how the liver performs in relation to the treatment of high cholesterol.
Researchers from the UK have reported on a man who they believe has been shedding a mutated form of a vaccine-derived polio virus in his feces for 28 years.
Researchers have proposed a new cognitive model for neuroticism, suggesting that this personality trait could be explained by overthinking rather than sensitivity to threat.
New research suggests that abnormal fat deposits found in the brains of people who died from Alzheimer's disease could trigger or accelerate the condition.
The male siblings of women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, a new study finds.
Three years of growth hormone injections in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis continued to give bone benefits for a decade, according to the results of a randomized trial.
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.