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Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn with few short-term side effects. In the long term, however, they appear to raise the risk of serious problems. A new study uncovers how.
It is well established that type 2 diabetes - if untreated - can lead to kidney damage. Now, new research shows that an unhealthy diet may do just as much harm.
Learn all about bunions, bony bumps present at the base of the big toe joint. This article looks at how to get rid of bunions, including treatment without surgery.
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.
A clinical trial brings us closer to eradicating malaria, after finding a vaccine offered safe, effective protection against the disease in healthy adults for more than 1 year.
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.
Artificial sweeteners are consumed in huge quantities throughout America. New research investigates their impact on the future weight of the unborn child.
Learn all about the effects of barbiturates, a class of drugs used to relax and help people sleep. This article will also look at the side effects and health risks for these drugs.
Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a new health-sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call.
The risk of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, may be increased with residential or occupational exposure to pesticides, according to new research.
Researchers suggest a new antibody-based drug may offer a better way to control HIV in the longer term, after showing a single dose stimulated immune response in patients.
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: testosterone therapy 'does not increase aggressive disease risk'
A study using Swedish data finds men prescribed testosterone for over a year had no overall rise in prostate cancer risk, and they showed a 50 percent fall in aggressive disease.
The kidneys are vital but sensitive organs. Toxic drugs used in the ICU commonly leave them damaged. A new 'kidney-on-a-chip' might help prevent these injuries in the future.
New research finds that women who often snore and have short sleep durations before being diagnosed with breast cancer may be more likely to die from the disease.
Study shows the personal fingerprint of the bacteria, fungi, and viruses on our skin remains stable over time, despite regular cleaning and contact with contaminated objects.
A new study finds that drinking alcohol provides happiness 'in the moment,' but it is unlikely to lead to long-term happiness and well-being.
A study that pools genome-wide data covering thousands of women with and without the disease doubles the number of known gene regions linked to endometrial cancer.
Resting for longer periods between weightlifting sets was found to increase a process that aids muscle growth in a new study, bucking the common belief that shorter rests are best.
Two doctors from Danish international pharmaceutical company Lundbeck write about the challenges researchers face in uncovering a much-needed cure for Alzheimer's.
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.