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A new study finds that the more fiber people consume - especially from cereals - the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Large, whole-genome sequencing study reveals some of the genetic tricks ovarian cancer uses to evade chemotherapy, opening door to new treatments for high-grade serous carcinoma.
Scientists have discovered that when bladder cells cannot neutralize bacteria in the usual way, they simply vomit up the encapsulated invaders instead.
A new mouse study suggests that a diet that balances carbohydrate and protein consumption can be as beneficial to health as reducing calorie consumption.
Medical News Today: New insight into taste bud renewal offers hope for cancer patients with taste dysfunction
Researchers have identified a way in which taste buds renew, offering hope for many cancer patients who experience taste dysfunction as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
A major international study finds HIV patients are significantly less likely to develop AIDS and other serious illnesses if they receive early treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
In this Spotlight, we test out a number of ear plugs designed to protect our ears and hearing from exposure to unsafe levels of noise in venues and clubs.
Medical News Today: Study finds that 5.8% of the general population have experienced psychotic episodes
Psychotic episodes in the general population are relatively infrequent, suggests a new cross-national study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Immunotherapy - where the immune system is trained to attack cancer and other diseases - is proving hard to realize in practice. A new cell-squeezing device may rekindle progress.
Researchers have discovered fossils of a human ancestor in Ethiopia up to 3.5 million-years-old that overlaps in time with the famous Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.
Medical News Today: 430,000-year-old skull fractures may represent earliest case of murder in humans
A 430,000-year-old skull uncovered from a cave in northern Spain has fractures that researchers believe were intentional, representing the earliest case of murder in human history.
The main approach to hip fracture prevention is neither viable as a public health strategy nor cost-effective, and drugs give 'small effect at a risk,' claims BMJ campaign article.
Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the spread of breast cancer to the bone, bringing us a step closer to finding a way to prevent secondary breast cancer.
A new study suggests that women who strictly follow a Mediterranean diet could reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by more than half.
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may experience alterations to heart structure and poorer heart function, a new study finds, with women most at risk.
The schedule 1 classification of LSD, psilocybin and other psychedelics makes research into their potential therapeutic benefits almost impossible, argues one expert.
A simple chip-based test that diagnoses antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hours instead of days promises to allow doctors to pick the right antibiotic first time.
By finding a way to isolate the protein biomarkers of disease in urine, researchers have devised a potentially faster, cheaper test that could reduce the need for blood samples.
In a phase 3 trial, researchers showed how a genetically modified herpes virus halted disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.
A new study published in The BMJ finds that modern oral contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of serious blood clots.