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By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.
Researchers found that with guidance, asthma patients whose condition was stable could safely reduce their medication and retain the same clinical outcomes at less cost.
A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.
Researchers conclude that terminology such as 'metabolically healthy obese' or 'unhealthy lean' do not accurately reflect health or predict future risks.
Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease.
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.
Through interaction with intestinal bacteria, different dietary fatty acids may affect the development and progress of autoimmune disease differently, says a study of mice with MS.
Scientists have discovered that ultrasound can speed up GI tract absorption and could make it much easier to deliver drugs to patients with inflammatory bowel and similar diseases.
Adhering to components of the Mediterranean diet could protect the brain from shrinkage that typically occurs with aging, according to the results of a new study.
Learn about the signs and symptoms of two forms of non-melanoma skin cancer and how they are diagnosed and treated. Also find out the best ways to prevent carcinoma.
Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.
From 2001 to 2013, use of marijuana has doubled, finds a new study, which also reveals that use disorders have likewise increased during that time.
Taking just an 81-mg dose of aspirin daily may increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant, particularly if they have miscarried previously, suggests new research.
Researchers explain how levels of sinovial fluid are maintained in cartilage and suggest that keeping active can prevent depletion and osteoarthritis.
Drug-resistant forms of the deadliest malaria parasite - currently confined to Asia - can infect African mosquitoes, suggesting risk of spread to Africa is higher than assumed.