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Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows.
Medical News Today: Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern
A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes.
Highly empathic people enjoy being moved by sad instrumental music in terms of relaxing sadness, moving sadness, and nervous sadness, finds a new study.
A fascinating and potentially wide-reaching interaction between influenza, progesterone, and lung repair is unearthed in a landmark study.
Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections.
Moderate alcohol intake has been hailed as beneficial for heart health, but a new study finds it could raise the risk of atrial fibrillation.
Researchers have been able to pinpoint emotions such as fear, contentment, and sadness in the human brain, thanks to an algorithm and fMRI scans.
By discovering how quadruple-helix DNA may help cancer progress, researchers come up with a possible new way to target cancer cells selectively.
With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here.
Some older adults do not experience a decline in memory ability with age. Researchers reveal the youthful mechanism behind the brain of the 'super ager.'
Open heart surgery is performed in order to repair a fault or damage in the heart. Learn all about what happens and what the recovery process is like.
A course of antibiotics is currently the best way to treat ear infections in kids. A new bioengineered gel may be the answer parents have been waiting for.
Researchers reveal how injecting sperm into embryos called parthenogenotes produced healthy baby mice, and no female egg was needed.
A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
New research finds growth in rates of e-cigarette use in England is positively associated with success rate of attempts to quit smoking.
A seroma is a buildup of fluid where tissue has been removed, often occurring as after surgery or an injury. Learn about them and their treatment here.
Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.
Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.