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Learn all about inguinal hernias. This article looks at the causes, risk factors, surgical options, and complications of this common problem.
Study finds breast cancer survivors who engaged in high levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity had fewer self-reported memory problems.
People are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer around the time that they are diagnosed with diabetes, maybe due to increased access to healthcare.
Sepsis is a severe medical condition. If left untreated, it progresses to septic shock, a life-threatening illness. Learn all about it with this article.
Medical News Today: Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone.
Review of research finds exercise in single pregnancy is good for normal weight mothers and their child, and is not linked to raised risk of preterm birth.
Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments available for dizziness. This article also looks at what to do when people start feeling dizzy.
Obesity causes premature aging that can be measured in the cells. Breaking research set out to see whether bariatric surgery could reverse this process.
High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.
Poor nutrition or stress during pregnancy could influence lifelong attributes of offspring in adulthood and could explain heritability of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers find that between 2010-2013, states that had legalized the use of medical marijuana saw a fall in prescription drug use.
Research on centenarians shows that the extra years lived are mostly healthy years - with illness often arriving decades later than in younger seniors.
A new study from universities in Sweden and Germany finds that carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice.
Stomach viruses and food poisoning cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference with this article, as well as how to prevent both conditions.
Concussions affect millions of Americans each year. New research provides further insight into concussion’s impact on the white matter of the brain.
Study examines effect of obesity on progression and treatment response in most common form of pancreatic cancer in animal models and samples from patients.
While consumers rate some sunscreens highly, researchers say many of these products do not currently meet American Academy of Dermatology guidelines.
An analysis of global data shows while deaths from many infectious diseases dropped over the period 1990-2013, viral hepatitis deaths have risen steadily.
A new relationship between mutations in specific DNA repair genes and metastatic prostate cancer is found. A new approach to treatment may be on the cards.
Mosquito bites can irritate but they can also spread infectious diseases such as Zika and malaria. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.