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With three confirmed Ebola cases in the US, there are concerns that the country could see an outbreak. We look at what the CDC are doing to prevent this and whether it is enough.
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.
Engaging in physical activity three times a week may reduce the risk of depression, a new study finds. But depression before midlife could be a barrier to physical activity.
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet.
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.
A new study reveals how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - MERS-CoV - enters host cells, opening potential new avenues for treatment.
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.
Google's 'wearable computer' has been on the market for less than 2 years. A new study reports the first evidence of addictive behavior associated with the device.
Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk.
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.
A new drug has been created that is activated by blue LED light, theoretically allowing type 2 diabetes patients to switch the drug on and off in the body.
Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.
A new study shows that more mental functions are impaired by damage to brain hubs - where several networks come together - compared with brain damage that is far from hubs.
A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer.
A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.