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Symptoms of chronic nasal congestion are unlikely to be eased through steam inhalation, new research finds, though nasal irrigation may be effective.
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment.
A new vaccine combination has proven successful in mouse models of Alzheimer's, new study reveals, and it could be tested in humans within 3-5 years.
By changing practices spanning ordering, transport, and storage of blood, an academic medical center reduces blood use by 30 percent and saves $2 million.
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for purpura, a skin condition that appears as small purple spots just beneath the surface of the skin.
Our taste in music comes from our cultural exposure, not from a natural human tendency to prefer one sound over another, say researchers.
Children's expectations of when or if they will marry, particularly if they will marry young, are heavily influenced by the experiences of their mothers.
Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria.
A sprinkle of cinnamon on your breakfast could be the difference between being a good learner or a bad learner, mouse study concludes.
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.
A landmark study shows that stand-up comedians are more likely to have a premature death than comedy actors or dramatic actors. Why is this the case?
Researchers find a newly discovered class of molecules - called selenocompounds - can kill multi-drug resistant cancer cells in mice.
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years.
The current Zika epidemic in South America will likely end in 2-3 years and - apart from small outbreaks - not resurge for another 10, say researchers.
The number of kidney disease cases is steadily rising. Breaking research finds a strong link between increased red meat intake and end-stage renal disease.
A study shows that exposing mice to artificial light for long periods of time causes health problems. Turning off the lights could improve our health.
Insights into the molecular network of a gene called Mkx should help improve the study of tendon physiology and lead to new treatments for tendon injury.
Changes to diet and exercise habits could reduce the amount of proteins in the blood that are involved in angiogenesis and the development of cancer cells.
Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.
Effects of the apolipoprotein E gene, with the greatest influence on the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, may be present in childhood.