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Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods.
Lamprey are primitive, jawless fish that occupy a key place in the vertebrate evolutionary tree. Now a study of their genes reveals insights into the origins of the human brain.
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.
Artificial sweeteners are often recommended to aid weight loss and help manage type 2 diabetes. But a new study suggests they could actually have the opposite effect.
Numerous studies have linked PTSD with increased obesity risk, now a new study may explain why. Researchers found that women with PTSD have a higher prevalence of food addiction.
New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life.
African-American women who have children but do not breastfeed have a higher risk for estrogen receptor and triple-negative breast cancer, a new study suggests.
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.
We look at the history of xenotransplantation, where research currently stands on this controversial technology, and examine the ethical questions raised by its development.
A new study shows how the bacteria that live on and in our bodies contain genetic recipes for molecules that act like drugs, some of which may have antibiotic potential.
Missing any one of nine types of care increases heart attack patients' chances of dying within 1 month of discharge by 46%, suggests a new UK study.
A study claims testing for HPV using urine samples rather than cervical samples provides an effective, non-invasive screening option for women and may increase screening uptake.
A recent study has found that both the average waist circumference and the prevalence of abdominal obesity have increased in American adults from 1999-2012.
A forensic analysis of the skeletal remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, suggests he was slain by a stab wound and blow to the head.
Long working hours - more than 60 hours a week - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers from South Korea.
Evidence suggests that prostate cancer and male pattern baldness are connected by increased levels of male sex hormones. Now, a specific pattern is linked to increased cancer risk.
A patient who has been unresponsive for 16 years showed a brain response to a Hitchcock film strongly matching that of healthy participants, suggesting he was consciously aware.
An Ebola protein that is key to virus replication has a unique and unusual structure not seen in other human viral diseases. Researchers suggest it could be a new drug target.
New study that shows there is a 9 in 10 chance of prostate cancer returning in patients who carry certain genes opens door to more accurate testing and new treatments.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease.