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Migraine is known to be a risk factor for stroke. New research shows that it is also linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality.
Rather than easing chronic pain, researchers found that the opioid morphine worsened chronic pain in rats - an effect that persisted for several months.
New research suggests a leaky blood-brain barrier, which normally helps keep the brain healthy, may be a key mechanism in early Alzheimer's disease.
Exposure to the chemicals BPA and vinclozolin may irreversibly damage children's tooth enamel by blocking sex hormones important for its production.
By identifying a key regulator of immune response, a new mouse study may explain why T cells fail to eliminate tumors and chronic infections.
Osteoarthritis of the knee can lead to patients having to choose between knee injections and knee replacement. Learn more about both options here.
Researchers found that 3 hours of cycling slowed rapid eye movement, but drinking the equivalent of two cups of coffee counteracted this effect.
Researchers have created a wearable, tricorder-like device that is the first to measure biochemical and electrical body signals at the same time.
What are the best walking and running shoes for people with osteoarthritis of the knee? Learn about what to look for when buying athletic shoes.
Research challenges the view that a rocky marriage means poor health as it shows negative marital quality is linked to lower diabetes risk in older men.
Adults who ate portion-controlled, prepackaged meals twice daily for 3 months lost more weight than those who chose their own meals, a new study reveals.
Learn all about the different stages that osteoarthritis of the knee progresses through, including how the disease can be treated and prevented.
This Memorial Day weekend, grill with caution. Researchers reveal how wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecues can be a serious health hazard.
Researchers suggest a technique that involves letting a baby cry rather than rushing to their aid may result in better sleep for infants and parents.
Learn all about how weight loss can ease knee pain linked with osteoarthritis. This article also looks at the effect of obesity on osteoarthritis.
A team of investigators develop a new insight into how the developing brain alters its neuronal populations in response to light stimuli.
Bacterial resistance to the 'last-resort' antibiotic colistin has arisen in the U.S., a new report reveals, fueling fears of a 'post-antibiotic era.'
A new method using patient-derived 3-D scaffolds should make it easier to grow blood vessels that integrate lab-grown organs and tissue into patients.
A diet that mimics fasting reduced symptoms in mouse models of MS - reversing them in 20 percent of animals - and shows promise for use in human patients.
Learn all about the different knee injections that are available for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, including the two approved by the FDA.