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The fight between free will and determinism is almost as old as philosophy itself. Modern neuroscience techniques are now putting some meat on the bone.
Women who had more children over a 13-year period aged slower than those who had fewer children, according to the results of a new study.
New UK alcohol guidelines reduce men's consumption to 14 units a week, recommend zero intake for pregnant women and suggest moderate alcohol helps heart health only in older women.
Certain inverted yoga positions elevate intraocular pressure in both glaucoma patients and study participants without the condition, according to a new study.
A new report from the CDC shows nearly all Americans consume more salt than is recommended for a healthy diet, placing themselves at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
A study of mice suggests blocking a protein important for controlling immune cells in the brain could halt or limit memory loss and other damage seen in Alzheimer's disease.
A review of different methods of treating lower back pain suggests that motor control exercise may help improve levels of pain, disability and perceived quality of life.
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation have updated guidelines for heart transplantation candidacy, expanding the procedure to previously ineligible patients.
Analysts have painstakingly teased apart the financial implications of global mercury legislation. The findings are good news for America and the world at large.
Interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals or Denisovans means the modern human immune system is more resistant to infection but also susceptible to allergies.
Researchers found leukemia rates are highest in populations living farther away from the equator, which may be explained by low UVB exposure that leads to low vitamin D levels.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages implemented in Mexico at the start of 2014 has significantly decreased purchases of the sugary drinks, which contribute to obesity.
Like any other virus, the flu virus invades host cells and hijacks cell machinery to replicate and spread. Now, scientists have found a host protein that is key to this process.
An injectable agent that causes cancer cells to fluoresce could help surgeons remove all of a tumor the first time and prevent further operations and potentially cancer recurrence.
A link between oral contraceptives and birth defects has been posed for decades. The results of the largest study investigating this important question come as a relief.
Ebola T-x trial shows convalescent plasma is a safe therapy, despite not raising survival rates at the dosage used in the study; further analysis may prove a role for the therapy.
While the general public hold the view that cancer screening reduces mortality, a new report claims studies have never shown that screening can reduce overall mortality.
US News & World Report have revealed the best diets of 2016, based on a review of 38 of the most popular diets by a panel of health experts. Which diet has come out on top?
Young Americans are widely exposed to advertisements for e-cigarettes, putting them at risk of many of the perils caused by conventional tobacco products.
Food consumption and psychology intersect in a new study that suggests diners order more food and drink at restaurants when they are served by heavier waiters.