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If you are having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off, researchers say integrity of connections between certain brain areas may be the culprit.
Profiles of altered amino acids in the blood distinguish early stage osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, study shows.
Learn about the origin, diagnosis, available treatments, and if there should be concern if an unexplained metallic taste is present in the mouth.
Learn what ticks are and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a bite. Can ticks transmit diseases? How can people prevent tick bites?
Researchers from Florida State University say it may be possible to normalize insulin production by administering controlled pulses of glucose.
Birth control injections for men have been shown to prevent pregnancy in their female partners and are effective in nearly 96 percent of continuing users.
Researchers have developed an 'airway-on-a-chip' that can test the effects of various smoking patterns on living human airway cells.
The pain felt in an amputated limb can be significant and disruptive. Despite its origins being poorly understood, new research sheds new light.
Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children.
Learn what horseflies are and how you can distinguish a horsefly bite from other insect bites. How can a bite be prevented or treated?
What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated.
An innovative medical tool might help hospitals and families make better decisions regarding treatment for patients with brain injury due to gunshots.
High blood pressure and high heart rate experienced in male teenage years may lead to an increased risk of OCD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
A small study of healthy men found just 2 days of sleep loss were associated with changes in gut microbiota that previous studies have linked to obesity.
Deaf awareness is not complicated, but it is important. Without a solid understanding, deaf and hard-of-hearing people can be excluded and become isolated.
Scientists discover that compounds found in cranberries restrict the spread of hard-to-treat bacteria by disrupting their cell-to-cell communications.
What is alkaline water and is it safe to drink? Learn if alkaline water may help with differing health conditions or more serious diseases.
Kids with autism whose parents took part in an early intervention - focusing on how to communicate with the child - showed reduced symptoms 6 years later.
The actions of a hormone that controls maturation of fat cells may help identify how high-fat diets, stress, and some steroid medications cause obesity.
New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.