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A study has found that, on average, men have worse memories than women after the age of 40. Cognitive decline was not associated with carrying the APOE ε4 gene.
A new systematic review has revealed that a lack of social relationships could result in an increased risk of premature mortality comparable to obesity.
A study reveals how a new drug called evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol in patients by more than 60% and more than halved their risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke.
In an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oncologists make recommendations on how to curb the rapidly escalating costs of cancer drugs in the US.
A groundbreaking trial shows that the common herpes antiviral valacyclovir reduces levels of HIV-1 even in patients without herpes - contrary to previous studies.
A small study that mimics the sleep loss common in many people finds that prolonged shortage of sleep may significantly raise blood pressure during nighttime hours.
Researchers have developed a computational tool that can establish the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder developing in individuals within ten days of a traumatic event.
A Yale University study finds that it may be worth considering kidneys with acute injuries from deceased donors to fill the growing need for organ transplants.
Medical News Today: Folic acid supplementation linked to reduced risk of first stroke in people with hypertension
A study of more than 20,000 people with high blood pressure finds that combination treatment with folic acid and enalapril may reduce the risk of first stroke.
Medical News Today: Regional factors may drive inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging, study finds
Regional culture and infrastructure may be behind high rates of inappropriate breast and prostate cancer imaging, finds a new study.
A mutant protein called FIX-Padua brings gene therapy for hemophilia - an inherited blood disorder - a step closer after it was found to ease symptoms in dogs with the disease.
Why do states in the US West show much higher death rates because of exposure to the cold than the rest of the country? The researchers are not quite sure, but the stats stand out.
Experts call for an end to preventable acute kidney injury deaths within the next 10 years, while another study suggests that kidney failure is being undertreated worldwide.
Medical News Today: Raising legal smoking age to 21 will save 'millions of lost life years' for today's children
The Institute of Medicine have produced a report on what the public health implications of raising the minimum age of legal access for tobacco products would be.
Daily and former smokers who watched e-cigarette commercials showing people vaping experienced a greater urge to reach for a conventional cigarette, a new study reveals.
A new study has found that young adults who smoked marijuana daily as teens perform worse on memory tests and have hippocampal abnormalities, compared with non-users.
For the first time, researchers have generated missing immune cells from gene-edited stem cells made from cells of a patient with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease.
A new study challenges the traditional view that our genes come only from our ancestors - it seems we may have acquired some from micro-organisms via horizontal gene transfer.
Experts believe a tobacco-free world could be achievable in less than 30 years time with the help of governments, international agencies and civil society.
Researchers forecast that the toll of measles could be as bad as that of Ebola after the disruptive effect of the crisis on vaccination programs in west Africa.