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Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.
Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play.
Essential oils have many uses but how might they help with ADHD? In this article learn what essential oils are and lifestyle changes that may support ADHD.
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.
Diverticulitis is relatively common in America. However, its causes are not fully understood. Recent research links red meat consumption to the condition.
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.
A new study looks at different exercise patterns to see if 'weekend warriors' still get all the health benefits of daily physical activity.
Researchers find a class of drugs used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer might also reduce the spread of triple-negative breast cancer.
Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.
What natural remedies may help with vaginal atrophy? Learn about the causes and symptoms of vaginal atrophy, when to see a doctor, and other treatments.
Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.
A study of nearly 3,000 older Chinese adults finds that napping for around an hour after lunch may improve memory and thinking ability.
A new review of existing research finds 'no solid evidence' that diet drinks are any better for weight management than full-sugar drinks.
Pink Himalayan salt is becoming more popular, but what is it and how is it used? Learn about why the body needs salt and the risks of excess sodium.
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?
A novel vaccine that uses a weakened form of a malaria parasite has produced an effective immune response in humans, without any adverse side effects.
Individuals who observe someone else experiencing trauma can develop PTSD. New research examines changes in the brain that may underpin this phenomenon.
Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.
COPD has no cure but it can be alleviated. Learn about what activities and types of breathing can aid people with COPD and how pulmonary rehab may help.
New research suggests that a level of zinc equivalent to that provided by biofortified crops may halt the everyday 'wear and tear' of human DNA.