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The seriousness of the Ebola epidemic was understood too late to save many lives; in future, mapping strategies could help contain a similar crisis.
Researchers from the UK and Spain have developed a saliva test that they say could be used in clinical settings to identify alcohol poisonings and the 'date rape' drug GHB.
Retinoblastoma is the most common childhood cancer of the eye. New research investigates the health implications for survivors over the ensuing decades.
During economic downturns, employees reduce their alcohol intake at work but increase their intake outside of work, according to the results of a new study.
Offering a small reward alongside a smaller food portion is as attractive as a larger portion of food, suggesting that non-food incentives could be used to discourage overeating.
While genetic predisposition contributes to obesity, genetic-environmental interactions can mitigate this, indicating that a physically active lifestyle can reduce obesity.
The fight between free will and determinism is almost as old as philosophy itself. Modern neuroscience techniques are now putting some meat on the bone.
Women who had more children over a 13-year period aged slower than those who had fewer children, according to the results of a new study.
New UK alcohol guidelines reduce men's consumption to 14 units a week, recommend zero intake for pregnant women and suggest moderate alcohol helps heart health only in older women.
Certain inverted yoga positions elevate intraocular pressure in both glaucoma patients and study participants without the condition, according to a new study.
A new report from the CDC shows nearly all Americans consume more salt than is recommended for a healthy diet, placing themselves at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
A study of mice suggests blocking a protein important for controlling immune cells in the brain could halt or limit memory loss and other damage seen in Alzheimer's disease.
A review of different methods of treating lower back pain suggests that motor control exercise may help improve levels of pain, disability and perceived quality of life.
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation have updated guidelines for heart transplantation candidacy, expanding the procedure to previously ineligible patients.
Analysts have painstakingly teased apart the financial implications of global mercury legislation. The findings are good news for America and the world at large.
Interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals or Denisovans means the modern human immune system is more resistant to infection but also susceptible to allergies.
Researchers found leukemia rates are highest in populations living farther away from the equator, which may be explained by low UVB exposure that leads to low vitamin D levels.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages implemented in Mexico at the start of 2014 has significantly decreased purchases of the sugary drinks, which contribute to obesity.
Like any other virus, the flu virus invades host cells and hijacks cell machinery to replicate and spread. Now, scientists have found a host protein that is key to this process.
An injectable agent that causes cancer cells to fluoresce could help surgeons remove all of a tumor the first time and prevent further operations and potentially cancer recurrence.