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A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.
A new study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center finds that the effects of mental stress on the heart vary between men and women.
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.
A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.
Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands say that contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis - particularly in high doses - does not improve creativity.
In the world's largest study of mental awareness during resuscitation, researchers find evidence that near-death experiences could be real.
If findings are verified, colon cancer may be the first cancer to be recognized as being driven by the loss of a hormone that is essential for maintaining colon cells.
Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.