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Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.
What happens during a bone marrow biopsy? This article looks at how bone marrow biopsies are carried out, how long they take, and whether or not they hurt.
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed around 200,000 people in 1945. A new analysis investigates the 60-year health impact on survivors and their offspring.
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.
Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces.
Using mouse models, researchers say they have uncovered a causal link between cellular senescence - where cells stop dividing - and osteoarthritis.
Researchers reveal a common NSAID called mefenamic acid reversed memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for human trials.
Learn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Researchers suggest treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with interferon beta-1b could reduce the risk of diagnosis and reduce relapse rate.
The way in which Alzheimer's brain changes progress is linked to poor control of protein in specific areas of the brain. New research maps these changes.
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.
The code stored in our DNA is no longer the whole story. The field of epigenetics is teaching us that the packaging is just as important as the contents.
A new review finds higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline and lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Learn all about charley horse, another name for muscle cramp. This article looks at the causes of these cramps that often affect the calf, foot, and toes.
Consistent with athletes, people who exercise regularly can enlarge their hearts, which could result in a misdiagnosis of heart disease, study finds.
New research in The BMJ suggests Zika infection in pregnancy may be linked to a condition called arthrogryposis, whereby joints are deformed at birth.
A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality.
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis.
Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals linked to the development of cancer were found in drinking water serving 6 million people in the United States.
Learn all about different relaxation techniques and the occasions where they can be used to reduce stress. This article includes information on anxiety.