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A new study suggests that, compared with people who sleep 6-8 hours a night, those who sleep more than 8 hours may be at 46% higher risk of stroke.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years.
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.
Find out about the health benefits of black beans including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, preventing cancer and warding off heart disease.
Researchers have presented findings from a study demonstrating the pre-exposure prophylaxis reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men.
Stress affects us all, but it may do more than disrupt our sleep or cause a headache. In this spotlight, we explore some of the less recognized health implications of stress.
Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a role in social and sexual behavior. Now, in a rat study, researchers have found that oxytocin also appears to prevent alcohol intoxication.
Medical News Today: Texas hospital successfully separates conjoined baby girls in 'marathon' procedure
After months of preparation, 10-month-old conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata were successfully separated in a complex, 26-hour, world-first procedure at a Texas hospital.
A new small molecule drug that disrupts the production of key proteins the bacterium needs to reproduce and survive shows promise against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
For the first time ever, three men from Austria have undergone a groundbreaking procedure that enables them to control robotic prosthetic hands controlled by their minds.
Drugs such as ibuprofen, taken even just for a few days, have been found to raise the risk of bleeding in patients taking anti-clotting drugs such as aspirin after a heart attack.
For patients admitted to the hospital for hip fracture, those who stay less than 10 days may be at higher risk of death than patients who stay longer, according to new research.
Thanks to a new bionic eye implant, a blind man is now able to reconstruct scenes and recognize objects and people - including his wife for the first time in a decade.
Safety concerns over IUDs led to dwindling use throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but a new CDC report shows that these contraceptives have surged in popularity since 2002.
A new study by researchers from Australia provides further evidence that angry outbursts can trigger a heart attack - particularly in people at high risk.
A new study shows the cells of some types of bacteria exchange essential nutrients via nanotubes connected to the cells of other types of bacteria.
A new study suggests eating peanuts regularly before the age of 11 months can protect most babies at high risk of developing peanut allergy.
A new study finds men who used a sauna at least twice a week were at much lower risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than those who sauna bathed once a week.
Receiving an HIV diagnosis, or getting care when one has already been made, results in a '94% lower risk of transmission,' suggests new US data from HIV surveillance programs.
Alongside the American Bar Association, eight physicians organizations have written a paper calling policies to be adopted to help reduce rates of firearm-related injury and death.