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Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition.
A new tool that monitors a critical function inside live cells that is believed to be the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes has identified a potential drug to target the disease.
Thai health officials have announced the country's first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Tests confirm a 75-year-old man recently arrived from the Middle East has MERS.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming barley including maintaining blood pressure, bone structure and strength, decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.
Work on mice has succeeded in regressing colorectal cancer tumors and resulted in relapse that persisted for 6 months, raising prospects for the disease currently without a cure.
Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior, and in particular, sitting down, could be associated with an increased risk of anxiety.
About 50% of all pregnancies in the US are unintended. A new study finds this rate could be reduced by increasing health care training on long-acting reversible contraceptives.
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.