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Survey of cancer professionals working in outpatient care finds the idea of demanding patients is a 'myth,' negating arguments that inappropriate demand drives up costs.
New research shows that survivors of ischemic stroke subsequently have an increased risk of cancer and mortality in comparison with the general population.
An investigative report by The BMJ exposes the extent of the sugar industry's financial stake in public health science. We speak to the journalist behind that report.
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we take a look at the influence that being in a relationship can have over health and well-being.
A drug FDA-approved for treating epilepsy - retigabine - may also be effective for reducing brain damage following ischemic stroke, according to a new study.
A new study suggests collagen from fish skin might make an effective dressing for skin wounds without the disease risk that collagen from cows and pigs might carry.
The number of Americans killed by smoking cigarettes is likely bigger than we thought because it may exclude many smokers who die from diseases not classed as caused by smoking.
People with mental health disorders have a mortality risk that is two times higher than that of the general population and those without such disorders, a new study finds.
A study has found that when drivers are stopped in their cars at red lights they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants.
Scientists have perfected a DNA sequencing technique to scan the complete genetic codes of IVF embryos, raising the prospect of testing the whole genome for disease mutations.
A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine proposes new diagnostic criteria and a new name for the condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans.
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Although coming out during high school carries risks of bullying, a study suggests that LGBT teens who do so report improved life satisfaction and self-esteem as young adults.
One injection of a type of insulin that activates itself when blood sugar is high kept blood sugar levels normal for at least 14 hours in mice with a form of type 1 diabetes.
A new study finds that the unwanted side effects of antibiotic use are broader and more complex than previously thought, especially in the way they disrupt friendly gut bacteria.
Researchers say past studies are likely to have overestimated the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption through weak adjustment of confounding factors and use of poor controls.
Specific study into the outcomes of certain drownings in children given prolonged resuscitation suggests no benefit of carrying on after 30 minutes, contrary to current thinking.
Between 2000 and 2011, global unemployment accounted for approximately 45,000 deaths by suicide every year, according to new research.
Mercury exposure - even at levels considered safe - may raise the risk of autoimmune diseases in women of reproductive age, according to new research.
Although scientists have been increasingly moving away from the theory that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, a new study finds evidence to support this hypothesis.