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Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.
Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests.
Scientists have successfully developed a prosthetic arm that is directly connected to the patients' nerves and muscles, allowing more stability and control than ever before.
A 2012 Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage. A new study suggests the majority of low-income adults support expansion.
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.
Researchers have found a strong association between tobacco use and the development of human papillomavirus type 16 - a virus that is linked to mouth and throat cancer.
Around 50% of hospitalized patients use antibiotics, according to the results of a 1-day survey from the CDC. Four antibiotics in particular were most commonly used.
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.
A new, implantable device - called C-Pulse - has proved effective in improving quality of life and mobility for heart failure patients, and even reversed the condition for some.
Researchers have developed a new kind of probiotic yogurt to protect against the effects of mercury and arsenic poisoning among pregnant women in a polluted region of Tanzania.
According to a new study, 49% of American adults eat a sandwich each day, and sandwiches comprise one fifth of total daily sodium intake.
One half of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and the other half to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's inner positioning system.