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A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negatively affected by lead exposure in boys than girls.
A new study finds that many women with breast cancer have poor knowledge about their illness, highlighting a need for better patient education to improve treatment decisions.
People who post positive updates on social media platform Twitter may be at lower risk of heart disease than those who post negative tweets, according to new research.
Find out about the potential health benefits of chromium, what your recommended intake is of the mineral, what foods are high in chromium and any associated health risks.
Giving birth with an operative delivery could increase the risk of dyspareunia - the experience of pain just before, during or after sexual intercourse - a new study reports.
Medical News Today: Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'
Work on enabling blind people to 'read' and 'see' using aural interpretations of visual data has provoked some interesting new claims on how the human brain functions.
Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria.
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.
Stay home and watch TV to reduce your risk of flu. This is what the residents of Mexico City did during the 2009 swine flu outbreak, and researchers found it was effective.
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life.
A new study finds that 6-week sessions of replaying recorded anecdotes from family members to coma patients results in improved responsiveness to sensory information.
A study of rats finds that higher salt intake over a long period disables a safety mechanism in the brain that normally stops blood pressure in arteries from rising.
While human odor guides malaria mosquitoes to human homes, once they take up residence, it is exhaled carbon dioxide that triggers them to land on skin for their next blood meal.
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.
In outer space, scientists will study a molecule that could accelerate bone growth, potentially leading to new treatments for osteoporosis and other bone conditions.
Analysis of several studies measuring rates of HIV infection among women using hormonal contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa has suggested that birth shots could increase HIV risk.
People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists - a phenomenon called 'attribute amnesia.'
Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate.