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How do you plan a home birth and what are the possible benefits? Learn about if it is safe and what some of the possible risks are?
A new case report describes a man who developed acute hepatitis, most likely from consuming too many energy drinks. This is the second case of its kind.
New research has found a link between our DNA and the age at which we have our first child, as well as the number of children we decide to have.
A new study suggests that provoking thoughts of death might motivate athletes to perform better, supporting the so-called terror management theory.
The unique venom of the blue coral snake, which preys on other venomous snakes, could lead to new pain treatments for humans, researchers say.
Cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, which suggests that recreational or commuter biking may prove a significant health strategy.
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.
Users of the social networking website have a higher rate of longevity, according to new research. However, there are some caveats.
We all subconsciously and easily assign meanings to sounds. Recent research shows that this effortless ability of the human mind is deceptively complex.
Widespread use of prescription opioids has been linked to a dramatic rise in drug-related emergencies and hospitalization among children and adolescents.
Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available.
Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: Production of dopamine neurons from stem cells steps closer
Use of stem cells to make dopamine cells for Parkinson's disease steps closer as scientists identify predictive markers of successful clinical production.
What is scalp tenderness and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn how to diagnose scalp tenderness and what treatments are available.
Are our furry bat buddies friend or foe this Halloween? An international team of scientists finds that bat flu may have the potential to transmit to humans.
Children with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research.
A compound found in mulberries called rutin has been shown to activate brown fat in mice, leading to increased energy expenditure and fat reduction.
Abnormal urine colors have many causes, but what are they and what signs should be looked for? Learn why urine changes and when to seek medical advice.
A new study examines competition and support as motivators for physical exercise. The study also looks at the role social media plays in motivation.
What are GAD antibodies and why are they important to diabetes? Learn about the symptoms of diabetes and the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
What are leukocytes? Learn about high levels in urine, the diagnosis and treatment of a UTI, and leukocytes in the urine during pregnancy.