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Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice.
There are many methods of birth control, how do you decide which method is best for you? Learn about the different types of birth control and their advantages and disadvantages.
Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in protective helmets to indicate when a wearer has suffered a potentially dangerous head trauma.
Research for the UK government on the impact of digital technology on the support networks of older people finds it may both harm and improve their social lives.
Researchers have found that women respond more to romantic stimuli after having eaten, suggesting that food and sex responses share neurocircuitry.
New research from Johns Hopkins finds organ transplant recipients are at increased risk of melanoma skin cancer, with many likely to be diagnosed in the advanced stages.
Researchers examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adolescents with obesity found that it could increase cholesterol and levels of triglycerides.
Following an infographic revealing how Coca-Cola affects the body within an hour of drinking it, a new infographic shows what an energy drink does to the body within 24 hours.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study.
Researchers from Stanford University reveal how they genetically modified yeast to create opioids - the most widely used painkillers in the US.
Researchers have investigated how low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets affect body fat in a group of obese patients admitted to a metabolic ward.
A new gel-based drug-delivery system that reaches and directly treats inflamed parts of the colon may offer a new treatment option for people with inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers have identified a group of cells in the liver that regenerate damaged liver tissue without causing dangerous tumors to form.
Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.
A review of how mobile health technology affects cardiovascular risk finds there is not enough evidence to suggest it is beneficial, but its use is still encouraged.
Earlier this week, a collaboration was announced between the life sciences team at Google and DexCom to develop next-generation glucose monitoring products.
In a new study, researchers found over 70% of parents experienced a decline in happiness after the birth of their first child, which reduced the likelihood of them having more.
A new study has revealed cases of chickenpox have been drastically reduced since the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in 1995.
Using scans to look for brain biomarkers offers a way to select the most appropriate therapy for psychiatric disorders, study suggests.
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.