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A Canadian researcher argues that for heroin users who do not benefit from standard addiction treatments, heroin-assisted therapy may be a better option.
A debate in The BMJ asks whether we.should go with the tide on health apps, or if the popularity of this technology obscures more serious health debates.
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.
Researchers have developed a test that they say could accurately diagnose stomach cancer or predict risk for the disease by analyzing an individual's exhaled breath.
Medical News Today: Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'
In a study involving zebrafish, scientists believe they have identified how vitamin E deficiency disrupts the movement of important nutrients to the brain.
Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that occur during memory retrieval when the brain is in task mode match patterns that occur during rest and sleep.
Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.
Despite the current Ebola outbreak posing the highest number of deaths from the disease to date, researchers say the Ebola virus has not become any deadlier since its discovery.
A small study has trialled a marijuana extract in people with severe epilepsy. Seizures decreased among the participants, though 6% stopped taking the drug after side effects.
Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for prostate cancer that could help clinicians distinguish fast- and slow-growing tumors.
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist with a rare genetic muscle wasting disease, is to become the first person to undergo the world's first human head transplant.
A new study is the first to show a link between eating away from home and increased risk for high blood pressure. The association was found to be particularly strong among men.
Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders.
The respiratory cycle is a three-gas and not just a two-gas system of oxygen and carbon dioxide, shows new study that explains the role played by nitric oxide in oxygen delivery.
A new study provides strong clues that human norovirus can infect dogs, raising the possibility that dogs carrying the common stomach bug can infect humans.
Medical News Today: Flu vaccine rates fail to reflect increased complication risk in children with neurological disorders
Though children with neurological disorders are at higher risk of flu complications, flu vaccine rates in this population are comparable to those of healthy children.
Find out about the health benefits of tea including helping to beat stress, boosting cognitive function, decreasing cancer risk and reducing arthritis.
Medical News Today: Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.
The initial results of ongoing research into reducing salt content in processed food suggests that making food more porous on a microstructural level could be helpful.