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A new study has found that symptoms of depression in African-American heart failure patients could increase their risk of being hospitalized or dying.
Researchers have discovered that babies feel pain in much the same way as adults, leading to experts recommending a review of neonatal pain management practice.
Medical News Today: Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression
The largest trial yet of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy finds that this treatment works about as well as antidepressants for reducing depressive relapses.
Researchers have identified two drugs - an antifungal and a steroid - that reversed MS in mouse models of the condition by stimulating stem cells to boost myelin production.
Chemists have made a carbon nanotube sensor that detects gasses emitted by rotting meat and suggest it could be used in smart packaging that tells consumers if food is safe to eat.
While serotonin is an important brain chemical, 90% of it is made outside the brain, in the gut. Now, a study of mice suggests gut bacteria play a key role.
Though dietary supplements can offer health benefits, one researcher warns that excess use of these supplements may raise the risk of cancer.
A new study reports a substantial drop in prescription opioid overdoses following the decision to make the high-dose opioid painkiller OxyContin crush-resistant.
A randomized three-arm clinical trial of obesity interventions has found that an intervention supported with health information technology was effective at treating child obesity.
Medical News Today: Warfarin withdrawal in atrial fibrillation patients awaiting surgery dramatically ups stroke risk
We report from the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, where researchers have examined the risk of ischemic stroke among atrial fibrillation patients.
A new study associates statin use with a 46% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This risk is linked to statins that reduce insulin sensitivity and secretion, say the authors.
A statement from the World Health Organization leadership identifies failures in their response to the Ebola epidemic and specifies areas of reform.
A new study suggests that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better at tasks that challenge their working memory if they are moving more.
For the first time, researchers show that the body clock of mammals can distinguish dawn and twilight not just because of differences in intensity but also in colors of the light.
Antibiotic resistance genes have been found in bacteria sampled from members of a previously uncontacted tribe of Amerindians in southern Venezuela.
Scanning our genetic code for variations linked to mental agility has helped to pinpoint a location on the human genome associated with efficient thinking.
Scientists are planning to trial capsules containing broccoli sprout extract after a mouse study suggested a compound contained in the vegetable could protect against oral cancer.
A drug approved to treat melanoma has proven effective for treating advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer in a new study - particularly for patients with high PD-L1 expression.
An anticonvulsant drug used to prevent seizures could protect people with MS from some of the damage caused by acute optic neuritis.
Medical News Today: Incidence of gun-related hospitalizations 'correlates with stock market performance'
Firearm-related hospitalization incidence in the US 'has closely tracked the national stock market performance,' according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine.