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Part of the job of controlling a disease outbreak is managing the public's response so as to avoid panic and overreaction. A new study describes a computer model that may help.
Vitamin A deficiency led to loss of insulin-producing beta cells in a new study of adult mice, causing researchers to believe it may be a driver of type 2 diabetes.
A study of an individual patient with a mutation in a specific gene has provided researchers with a new insight into fragile X syndrome.
Scientists are working on a drug delivery system using parent nanoparticles that only produce the active drug when they come near each other and make a daughter nanoparticle.
A new study is the first to report that nearly 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may also have ADHD, which may have implications for the treatment of epileptic patients.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing selenium including reducing arthritic inflammation, lowering risk of prostate cancer and skin cancer.
Social media use is not directly associated with stress, but for women, social media use can still lead to higher levels of stress due to awareness of distressing events.
A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that Asian-Americans are more at risk from stroke and hypertension than non-Hispanic white people.
A new study suggests a public health program promoting expedited partner therapy for STIs may be an effective way to increase treatment uptake and reduce STI incidence.
Neurobiologists have reported seemingly paradoxical findings - that cues related to infant abuse could reduce stress in adult rats by increasing their serotonin levels.
Patients with advanced CKD have to choose between two treatment options: dialysis or kidney transplantation. A new study finds a behavioral model could help them decide.
Although a common treatment for chronic inflammation, glucocorticoids can cause harmful side effects. But researchers say they may have found a way to solve this problem.
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age.
The 2014-15 flu vaccine is only 23% effective, the CDC estimate. As such, the organization recommend people at high risk of flu-related complications seek additional treatment.
Commonly used by the nomadic people of the himalayas as a cooking fuel and to heat their homes, a new study finds that burning yak dung produces dangerous levels of black carbon.
Pancreatic cancer is so aggressive that even when diagnosed early, fewer than 1 in 3 patients survive. Now, a new study identifies a gene called ATDC as an important culprit.
When we were hunter-gatherers, we had much denser bones. Now a new study suggests our skeletons became weaker when we invented agriculture and changed from foragers to farmers.
Currently, flu shots target specific strains of the virus - leading to potential seasonal mismatch. Now, new research suggests a universal flu vaccine may be viable.
A new study has demonstrated in a large human population sample that vitamin D's immune system-aiding qualities help the body to fight colorectal cancer cells
Scientists have identified a new method for treating several kinds of aggressive tumor, including many osteosarcomas and glioblastomas.