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The harmful effects of smoking are well known, but a new study investigates the health risks associated with a lower level of tobacco use.
A new study suggests yo-yo dieting tricks the brain into thinking the body is in a famine period, prompting the body to store more fat for future shortage.
Study sheds new light at molecular level on how widely prescribed diabetes drug metformin protects epithelial barriers against stress and prevents tumors.
Parkinson's disease affects the nervous system and movement, but it can also affect thought. Find out more the symptoms of Parkinson's dementia.
Psoriasis causes an itchy, scaly red rash that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Find out what different kinds of psoriasis rash look like.
In a new largest-of-its-type study, deep links are found between back pain and mental health in lower- and middle-income countries.
A small study of veterans with PTSD suggests the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi has the potential to help manage symptoms of the disorder.
Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.
There may be some strength to the old-age advice that you should never go to bed on an argument; a study finds sleep makes bad memories harder to suppress.
What is psoriasis and what is tea tree oil? Learn how tea tree oil may be used for psoriasis as well as other natural remedies. Can lifestyle changes help?
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have issued a new position paper hailing the benefits of vegetarian diets for overall health and the environment.
What is psoriasis and what causes it? Learn about coconut oil, if it can be used to treat psoriasis, and other treatments that are available.
What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications.
Staying involved in civic groups throughout adult life could help stave off cognitive decline, according to a new, large-scale longitudinal study.
New study suggests alcohol intake should be considered a risk factor for melanoma, after finding white wine may be independently linked to the skin cancer.
A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'
For the first time, researchers have discovered an association between the population of the microbes in the gut and Parkinson's disease.
A study in a mouse model of Alzheimer's finds a potential link between early bone loss and degeneration in an area of the brain that makes serotonin.
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.
How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus.