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Commonly prescribed for arthritis and pain, COX-2 inhibitors are associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure and death from stroke.
A new study challenges the idea that smoking keeps people slim, citing a mechanism whereby cigarette smoke triggers a change within cells, impairing their response to insulin.
In line with American Diabetes Month this November, we look at the symptoms of the condition in children, after a study found that only 14% of parents could identify them.
Mayo Clinic researchers report that they have identified certain genetic markers associated with improved outcomes for alcohol-dependent patients taking the drug acamprosate.
The risk of contracting Chagas disease - a largely unrecognized parasitic infection that can cause heart disease and death - is increasing in a large area of the southern US.
An increase in fluid intake is among the recommendations the American College of Physicians make in new guidelines to prevent recurrent kidney stones.
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco find that Google Glass - a wearable, head-mounted computer - could obstruct a wearer's peripheral vision.
Tai Chi has been linked with numerous health benefits. Now, a UCLA study claims that the Chinese martial art reduces inflammation among breast cancer survivors with insomnia.
Researchers have observed that asthmatic children who needed to have their adenoids and tonsils removed had greater control of their asthma after the surgery.
Smokers are three times more likely to develop chronic back pain than nonsmokers, according to researchers, who found that smoking affects brain circuitry linked to chronic pain.
After analyzing the bacteria in fecal samples from humans and apes, researchers have found that humans have less diverse gut bacteria, suggesting potential health implications.
A new study finally explains the mechanism behind the protective effects of NSAIDs against colorectal cancer. The drugs cause cells carrying a gene mutation to initiate suicide.
Medical News Today: Lasting protection against Ebola from single-dose inhaled vaccine looks feasible
A single dose of a breathable trial vaccine for Ebola gave non-human primates long-lasting protection against lethal infection. Researchers are now planning human trials.
A new study that looks at the brain as networks instead of individual areas of activity could lead to a new way of diagnosing age-related memory disorders.
A new study associates body clock-disrupting rotational shift patterns with brain impairment equivalent to 6.5 years of cognitive decline.
A new study claims the effectiveness of steroids in treating muscular dystrophy could one day be monitored through small, handheld gadgets, such as smartphones or tablets.
Penalties aimed at reducing readmissions and improving patient care 'may be doing more harm than good,' according to lung disease experts.
Opposing previous research, a new study claims that resveratrol supplements do not enhance the benefits of physical activity, but reverse them.
Research into the genes that influence Ebola susceptibility has led to the creation of a mouse model that experiences Ebola symptoms consistent with human infection.
Eribulin, a drug originally created from a sea sponge, has been shown to extend life for up to 5 months in women with advanced triple negative breast cancer.