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Cigar smoking exposes users to similar types of toxic and carcinogenic substances as cigarette smoking, according to a new study led by a researcher from the FDA.
Medical News Today: Meditation, group support linked to cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors
Mindfulness meditation or group support may offer cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors, according to new research; the activities could prevent telomere shortening.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo find that compassion for one person may lead us to become aggressive toward another on their behalf, and it may be down to hormones.
A study of older people - average age 65 - published in The Lancet shows that having a sense of meaning and purpose is linked to longer lifespans.
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.
Researchers studying infected camels have found that they emit the MERS virus from their nostrils, making them the prime candidate for spreading it to humans.
Our genes influence what type of bacteria we have in our gut, and this abundance of bacteria may affect our weight. These are the findings of a new study published in Cell.
Studies into a presumed link between milk consumption and cancer incidence in Western countries have been inconclusive. A new study investigates the issue using a novel approach.
Researchers are developing a device that does more than count circulating cancer cells - it sorts them into type and identifies which have the greatest potential for tumor spread.
In a new study, researchers say it is possible to make dopamine cells from embryonic stem cells and transplant them into the brain, paving the way for a new Parkinson's treatment.
In a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome, scientists claim to have found evidence that brain aging can be postponed if the mice are fed a high-fat diet.
For the first time, researchers from the UK have used genetic sequencing to decode a sample of Shigella flexneri bacteria recovered from a soldier who died of dysentery during WWI.
Through discovering how to cultivate norovirus in human cells, researchers will now be able to work toward developing medicine to treat the contagious virus.
A new study reveals that a vaccine for hepatitis C - delivered in two doses 8 weeks apart - generated strong immune responses in volunteers, protecting them against the virus.
November is COPD Awareness Month. We look at a recent study that suggests some COPD patients have been neglected in research and ask: does stigma prevent patients accessing care?
Verapamil, a common blood pressure drug, has been shown to completely reverse diabetes in mice. Now, researchers are conducting a clinical trial to see if it works in humans.
Researchers find many celiac patients have immune reactions to non-gluten wheat proteins and say this should be considered in current and future research on celiac treatments.
A new study finds women have more brain cells dedicated to sense of smell and suggests this may explain their reported superior ability to sense, identify and remember odors.
While colorectal cancer rates are falling in people aged 50 and older, a new study has found that incidence is increasing among people aged 20-49, and could rise further.
Medical News Today: Health, well-being of aging population 'at risk' if interventions are overlooked
Studies published in The Lancet claim that older people will be at risk of chronic illness and poor well-being in the future unless effective strategies are put in place.