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The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation.
The University of Oxford have found that the brains of people who have had their hands amputated remember the missing body parts decades after amputation.
The number of Americans who perceive marijuana as a risky drug fell between 2002-2014, fueling an increase in use, find researchers.
Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests.
Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.
A simple blood test can often detect diabetes. If the test produces borderline results, a glucose tolerance test may help with the final diagnosis.
Although most doctors recommend cutting out alcohol when trying to become pregnant, the exact relationship between fertility and alcohol is not understood.
Younger women between ages 18-55 years are more likely than men to experience sexual function problems in the year following a heart attack, study finds.
A new report says there is increasing evidence that moderate alcohol use reduces age-related inflammation, benefiting the cardiovascular health of seniors.
Advances in surgery include the iKnife, a tool that analyzes vapor from tissues during surgery to allow a more precise removal of tumors.
Study shows blood flow to parts of the brain important for cognitive health - such as the hippocampus - reduces when fit older adults stop exercising.
Adults under the age 50 who survive heart attacks have twice the risk of premature death when compared with the general population, research has found.
Learn all about temporal arteritis, a condition where the temporal arteries are inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Naturally occurring sugars present in some women's breast milk have the potential to prevent group B streptococcus infection in babies, researchers find.
A novel test that detects abnormal alpha-synuclein protein was found to identify Parkinson's patients with 95 percent accuracy, researchers report.
Long-term study involving more than 800 World Trade Center Responders shows that post-traumatic stress disorder has strong links with cognitive decline.
Two drugs already approved for other reasons can stop Zika dividing in the body and causing the early fetal cell damage that leads to birth defects.
Learn more about spondylosis. These wear-and-tear changes to the spine occur in many people as they get older, causing occasional pain and stiffness.
Various agencies and organizations certify or approve foods, but what do their labels actually promise or guarantee? The Daily Meal investigate.
Findings from a study of Canadian data show that fortifying foods with folic acid are associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects.