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Studies on how much salt we should consume have been conflicting. We take a closer look at how much salt is too much - or too little - for optimal health.
A new experimental antibiotic successfully treats MRSA infections in animals and restores the ability of a common antibiotic to fight the deadly bacteria.
Vegetarian diets are known to be generally healthy. However, not all plant-based diets are equal. New research compares their impact on diabetes risk.
Epilepsy changes the way the brain responds to stress, researchers find, which may explain why stress can increase seizure frequency.
Insulin sensitivity factor is a measurement that describes how blood sugar levels are affected by taking 1 unit of insulin. Learn more with this article.
New research suggests people with acute insomnia may be able to prevent it developing into chronic insomnia by spending less - not more - time in bed.
New research finds that marijuana and alcohol use during middle and high school may lead to poorer academic outcomes and mental health problems.
Scientists have developed a model that uses anticipated changes in climate, land use, and human population to predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.
Learn about the connection between diabetes and diarrhea, including the medication and complications of diabetes that increase the risk of diarrhea.
A recent analysis, using data from 786,076 individuals over 40 years, finds that dietary whole grains help stave off disease and lower mortality rates.
Breast-feeding may improve later-life heart structure and function for infants who are born preterm, according to the results of a new study.
An implantable device that stimulates tongue nerves is an effective treatment for sleep apnea patients who do not respond to CPAP, new research confirms.
A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals that over 50 percent of patients with prescribed opioids have leftover tablets; many save them to share with others.
The FDA have approved the first vaccine to prevent American travelers from contracting cholera, which can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
Diabetes can cause blurry vision for many reasons. Learn about the short-term and long-term complications that can affect vision in people with diabetes.
People who sleep late tend to have poorer diets and to be less physically active, but their BMI is not necessarily any higher, says a new study.
Researchers have created a blood test that could one day lead to the detection of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other conditions with no known antigens.
New research into sports practice and performance suggests that a combination of other factors may affect performance more than practice.
Adults who have high physical fitness in middle age may be at 37 percent lower risk of stroke after the age of 65, new research finds.
In a cooperation task, researchers identified differences in the brain activity of men and women - even though they performed equally as well.