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Egg donation can help women become pregnant when it is difficult for them to do so. Find out more about the procedure and what is required.
The Ohio State University have trialed a colorectal cancer screening initiative for relatives of colorectal cancer patients. The results are promising.
A study of over 55,000 women finds longer use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen - but not aspirin - is tied to slightly higher risk of hearing loss in women.
Exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease is unknown. Age is a major risk factor, but scientists are also investigating genetic factors and heredity.
Situational depression is similar to clinical depression, but it normally lasts for a shorter time. Learn about the differences in symptoms and treatment.
People with protein present in their urine may have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia in later life, new research finds.
This year has seen an incredible range of innovation and advances. Here, we cover some of the most talked-about research from Medical News Today in 2016.
Using new a detection tool to probe small blind spots in the human genome, scientists find a microprotein that plays a key role in cell housekeeping.
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid comes back into the esophagus. Find out which foods can reduce or worsen symptoms.
Sundowner's syndrome often affects older people with dementia, causing them to feel agitated in the early evening. Find out how to reduce the impact.
Individuals with REM sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. New research delves into the neurological mechanisms behind this rare condition.
A study reveals that intermittent fasting cleared cancer cells and increased survival in mouse models of acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Using human cells and mice, scientists reveal the molecule NLRC3 plays key role in stopping abnormal growth of colon cells and protecting against cancer.
Find out how embryo freezing can help women who have trouble conceiving, who undergo cancer treatment, or who need to put off pregnancy for other reasons.
What is COPD and what are the different stages? Learn about the symptoms and complications of COPD and the outlook for living with end-stage COPD.
New research has found that anesthetic cream is the best solution for the pain experienced by infants as a result of routine vaccinations.
Given that football players have a high risk of head trauma, a new study investigates if this also puts them at risk of brain degenerative disease.
Breast cancer deaths have fallen in 39 of 47 countries, including the U.S. and most developed nations of Europe - with stark disparities elsewhere.
Find out how certain dietary choices may reduce inflammation and the risk of celiac disease and promote overall health for people with psoriasis.
There are conventional treatments for psoriasis but what effect can vitamins have on psoriasis? Learn about vitamins A, D, C, E, and other nutrients.