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Participants in a weight-loss program who found their physicians the most helpful lost around twice as much weight as those who rated their physicians the least helpful.
In creativity tests, researchers found individuals with high autistic traits were more likely to come up with original and unusual ideas than those without such traits.
Researchers united from two different fields have found the protein signaling that maintains the cancerous state of cells can be altered to morph tumor cells back to normal.
A new study in mice shows that an experimental drug given 24 hours after potentially-lethal exposure to nuclear radiation appears to extend survival by lessening damage to the gut.
Researchers suggest that midweek days are frequently confused because the mental associations that people have with them are sparse and similar.
Practical information about how to eliminate a bed bug infestation, along with tips about how to help prevent the insects taking hold in the first place.
Researchers investigating patients with ovarian cancer have found that beta blockers - a commonly used hypertension medication - could also have anticancer properties.
Unable to decide between rice and noodles? The coupling between the two brain regions involved in making value choices is not working so well today, neuroeconomists might say.
An observational study utilizing phone interviews finds further evidence of a relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and traumatic brain injury.
New research suggests that heterosexual couples who share child care responsibilities equally between themselves enjoy higher quality relationships and sex lives.
New research reveals that the longer an infant is breastfed, the more they are exposed to a number of toxic chemicals known as perfluorinated alkylate substances.
Individuals with psoriasis - a chronic skin disease - may be twice as likely to develop major depression, according to the results of a new study.
The rise of dementia that was previously predicted may be false after researchers discover the number of people with the condition is stabilizing in some countries.
While women with very early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of death, researchers find treating the condition with surgery and radiotherapy does not reduce mortality.
A machine developed specifically to simulate vomiting has revealed that throwing up could send enough virus particles airborne to transmit infection.
At present, patients have to have several types of scans on different body areas to find a blood clot. Now, a new type of probe promises to locate a blood clot in one PET scan.
While people with fewer than 50 moles may not be as at risk for melanoma as people with more moles, they may be more at risk for aggressive melanoma, according to new research.
Trial shows electroacupuncture - acupuncture that uses low-intensity electrical pulses - can lower high blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in untreated hypertensive patients.
Researchers find a daily dose of the diabetes drug liraglutide may lead to substantial weight loss for people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.
Researchers reveal that 25 out of 30 US states, head lice populations have become 100% resistant to common medications containing the insecticides pyrethroids.