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Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.
Researchers have begun trialing a toilet they devised that collects urine for microbial fuels cells to convert into electricity to light up cubicles in refugee camps.
Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby. Maintaining fitness boosts mood, energy, sleep and prevents excess weight gain.
Medical News Today: Middle-aged, older adults more likely to engage in frequent drinking, study finds
A new study finds that while teens and young adults are most likely to drink heavily, frequent drinking is more common among middle-aged and older adults.
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.
In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.
A new study shows that the shape of a tumor cell can influence its response to inflammatory molecules in the immune system, so as to either drive or stop cancer.
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may be down to a neuroprotective effect of uric acid accumulation in the blood.
Around 12 million women take birth control pills in the US and respond to each pill formulation very differently - here is a list of the 10 most common side effects of 'the pill'.
Medical News Today: Low stress resilience in young adulthood 'raises risk of coronary heart disease'
Exercise is no good at cutting heart disease risk if a teenager's ability to cope with stress was poor, suggests new study - 'both need to be addressed' as coronary risk factors.
Researchers have calculated that a large proportion of the US population may be unable to access a comprehensive stroke center within 1 hour.
Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.
For National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, we take a closer look at a complex and elusive condition and the difficulties that exist in its diagnosis and treatment.
The first study of its kind since the 1920s finds that rats in New York City carry the Oriental flea, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague.
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists report using embryonic stem cells to generate new, healthy-looking cartilage in rats without adverse side effects like abnormal, disorganized tissue or tumors.