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A recent study has found that people reporting memory complaints were more likely to develop dementia - such as Alzheimer's disease - several years later.
People with low socioeconomic status jobs who work over 55 hours a week are 30% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with those who work fewer hours, a new study finds.
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.
Though most of us know eating fruits and vegetables is good for our physical health, a new study suggests it is also good for our mental well-being.
A team from the University of Leicester claims to have developed a new process for synthesizing amino acids, which may form the basis of new drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's.
A new study of 7,000 German workers during the recent economic crisis finds that fears about job loss may boost new-onset asthma risk.
Assuming current trends continue, a CDC model estimates by January, Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach over 550,000 or 1.4 million, if under-reporting is included.
Researchers from the UK have investigated different systems of consent for organ donation across the world in an attempt to find out which policy is best.
A new study from the CDC finds that between 2008 and 2012, diabetes prevalence and incidence rates plateaued, possibly because of slowing obesity rates.
A new microchip simulating the 'microenvironment' of a tumor may allow researchers to perfect a nanoparticle-based delivery system for cancer therapies.
A new study suggests a blood test could predict which patients are at risk of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, meaning they could receive earlier treatment.
A research team has produced a systematic review of the evidence for deep brain stimulation to treat OCD and a guideline for its clinical use.
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.
Engineers are developing a way to fight superbugs that uses their own gene-editing system to selectively kill the ones carrying genes that make them resistant to antibiotics.
Most antibiotics work by inhibiting a vital function in bacteria. Now, a new study shows how an existing anticonvulsant drug can prevent a key part of bacteria from forming.
Researchers have found that the use of statins after a hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with improved health outcomes for patients.
Sports sponsorships from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies should be scrapped due to lack of evidence that the products are beneficial, according to a new review.
Children whose mothers did not take iron supplements while pregnant are at significantly greater risk of autism, claim researchers, in the first study to link iron to autism risk.
A new study links a common drug used for treatment of type 2 diabetes to a risk of low levels of thyroid hormone levels, potentially putting patients at cardiovascular risk.
Mayo Clinic researchers say a brain signaling defect in the Wnt pathway may be a cause of Alzheimer's, and boosting Wnt signaling could prevent the disease.