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With an increasing number of studies hailing the health benefits of chocolate, we look at whether the indulgent treat really is good for us, or whether its benefits are overstated.
Scientists have developed a prototype microdevice to mirror the inner workings of a human placenta, offering new insight into how it works.
Cells use cholesterol to make the steroid hormones that trigger puberty and support pregnancy. Now, a new study of this may help find causes of infertility and early puberty.
New research finds that stepping on the scales every day and tracking the results on a chart is an effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.
Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides.
Higher consumption of trans fats - commonly found in processed foods - may worsen memory for men aged 45 and younger, finds new research from UCSD.
Medical News Today: Rates of breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer have increased, study finds
The use of breast-conserving therapy for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer rose between 1998 and 2011, a study finds, though there are still barriers to the procedure.
For the first time, researchers have identified two locations where slight differences in human immunodeficiency virus genetic code can change the way the virus infects cells.
Women born in 1959-67 who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero may be at almost four times higher risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.
In this Spotlight, we have a look at what it takes to run a marathon, including training, nutrition and a brief history of these extreme endurance events.
The link between cognitive ability and impulse control is explored in a new study that finds an association between weak working memory and increased levels of sexual impulsivity.
The FDA decide partially hydrogenated oils - the main source of artificial trans fats in processed foods - are unsafe to eat and gives manufacturers 3 years to remove them.
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.
Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual periods with prolonged bleeding. It can interfere with a woman's physical, emotional and social quality of life.
Surgery to treat acute appendicitis is a 100-year-old idea that need not be followed religiously, researchers say, suggesting that antibiotics can be tried first.
A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical News Today: Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.
A compound found in avocados - called avocatin B - selectively targets and destroys leukemia stem cells, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.