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In all countries except Denmark, patients have to fast before a cholesterol test. Now, after studying 300,000 people, experts say it makes little difference to cholesterol levels.
The risk of bile duct cancer, or cholangiocarcinoma, was reduced by up to 3.6-fold for aspirin users in a new study, providing further evidence of the drug's anticancer effects.
Researchers reviewing recent experimental and clinical data suggest targeting gut microbes could be a way to prevent neurological conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Driving while listening to the radio might interfere with our ability to notice hazards more than we once thought. Would you notice an elephant by the side of the road?
Learn all about the effects of the drug salvia. Salvia is a fast-acting hallucinogenic plant that can distort sensations of time and space.
For the first time, from a genome-wide analysis of nearly 300,000 people, scientists have located gene variants associated with subjective well-being, depression, and neuroticism.
Scientists have reversed damage to nerve cells by inhibiting two metabolites that are linked to nerve cell death, raising hopes for a future treatment.
People with heart disease who choose to eat from the Mediterranean diet food groups are less likely to have a heart-related event, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Belgium have uncovered numerous factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, many of which are diet and lifestyle factors.
There is some welcome news for chocolate lovers; new research suggests eating chocolate every day may lower the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease.
Two areas of the brain that are involved in stress response and reward are linked in a loop when people binge drinking, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to drink.
To aid earlier diabetes diagnosis, researchers are creating an ultra-sensitive lab-on-a-chip with fiber optic sensors to rapidly read off glucose levels from just a drop of sweat.
Researchers have pinned down a particular genetic variation that plays a role in defining whether you look older or younger than your years.
Psoriasis often occurs alongside metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and research now suggests that there may be a linked genetic cause.
Learn about common disorders of the placenta, including placenta previa and placental abruption. This article will look at risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
Engaging in intense exercise for just 1 minute three times a week is just as beneficial as 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly, a new study suggests.
Four different genetic mutations appear to account for four distinct forms of schizophrenia. This could mean more targeted therapy options for 1 in 3 patients with the condition.
A new study finds that people with the chronic inflammatory skin condition rosacea appear to be at slightly higher risk of developing dementia - particularly Alzheimer's disease.
Learn about takotsubo cardiomyopathy - also known as stress cardiomyopathy - a temporary heart condition that shares many of the symptoms of a heart attack.
People who experience a traumatic brain injury may have sleep problems for up to 18 months after, though many may not be aware of it, according to a new study.