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Sexual intercourse in older adults is widely accepted to be a healthful pastime. New research shows that this might not be the case for both genders.
Two trials have found that giving benralizumab injections over the course of a year may reduce the frequency of asthma exacerbations in severe asthma.
At the dining table, babies determine food selection based more on social cues, rather than nutritional ones. Findings have implications for policymakers.
A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.
Using EEG recordings, a new study shows that the more languages we learn, the faster the brain circuits that code new information are formed.
Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Learn about different simple remedies here.
People who have low levels of the trace mineral selenium in their blood may be up to 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer, a new study finds.
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.
Exposure to extreme heat or cold during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.
Caffeine has been linked to increases in blood pressure, and a new study suggests that it may interfere with blood pressure testing and treatment.
Comparing short and tall people has been a scientific pastime for many years. The latest difference to be unearthed appears to be spatial awareness.
Scientists have made a significant discovery in understanding the cause of fibrosis in Crohn's disease, which offers a target for potential therapies.
Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.
Does popular belief that cannabis reduces motivation hold true? Researchers investigate across two studies, yielding surprising findings.
Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.
The hypothalamus is a small area in the center of the brain. Learn about its different roles and the disorders that can affect it.
The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation.
The University of Oxford have found that the brains of people who have had their hands amputated remember the missing body parts decades after amputation.
The number of Americans who perceive marijuana as a risky drug fell between 2002-2014, fueling an increase in use, find researchers.
Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests.