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A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.
Scientists have discovered a way to successfully 'reset' human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state, potentially opening more doors to regenerative medicine.
The discovery of two new gene mutations implicated in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy may offer a potential new drug target for this disease.
The nose is home to many bacteria that normally cause no problem. Now, a new study shows that a virus can prompt some to travel to the middle ear and cause infection.
People with sleep apnea experience weaker brain blood flow, finds a new study from UCLA, which also suggests females are more affected than males.
In a feature to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, we examine what effect media reports of suicide may have on at-risk individuals.
Activation of the cell receptor TLR5 is all it takes to trigger inflammation and bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis, and targeting it with drugs could stop it, says new study.
New research highlights that even gaining a few pounds - easily done by some while on vacation - can lead to an increase in blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults.
A study examining the effect of violent media on the brain finds that individuals with aggressive traits react differently to violent movies compared with non-aggressive people.
Medical News Today: Smokers with a high sodium diet are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis
A new study finds that although having a diet high in sodium itself may not increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis, in people who smoke, this combination causes the risk to double.
Experts consider it likely that isolated cases of Ebola will appear in the US, with a 20% likelihood of it happening before the end of this month.
Moms with good childhood caregiver experiences respond better to their own babies' cries, says a new study that suggests home visiting programs for mothers who need help.
The world is now on the verge of a 'post-antibiotic era.' We look at how we have reached this point and what is being done to tackle antibiotic resistance.
Researchers in Sweden show bacteria in fresh honey from bee stomachs can fight human bacteria - including drug-resistant strains - in the lab and heal persistent wounds in horses.
Study finds a key immune response to viruses is intact in asthma sufferers, suggesting the reason they struggle with respiratory viruses must lie elsewhere in the immune system.
The number of visits to the emergency room as a result of high blood pressure significantly increased between 2006 and 2011, according to a new study.
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.
Research reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) reveals a new antibiotic has potential to fight Gram-negative pathogens.
A large, long-term study further investigates a previously suggested link between benzodiazepine use and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Activating a gene called AMPK in the intestines of fruit flies appeared to slow the aging process in both the intestine and the brain, and vice versa, a new study finds.