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A protein responsible for switching on milk production has been found to aid the spread of breast cancer to the lungs and help the cancer become resilient to drug therapies.
Vitamin D supplements may be beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis, say researchers, after finding high doses of the vitamin reduced T cell activity linked to the disease.
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.
New study offers more evidence on the negative health effects of e-cigarette use; the vapor in the devices contains chemicals that trigger cell damage, which could lead to cancer.
Research comparing performance of night-shift workers driving after a night of work with driving after a night of sleep finds the former linked to higher risk of near-crash events.
Ebola transmission has ended in Guinea - 2 years after the devastating West African outbreak began in the country - and marks an important milestone for the region, say WHO.
Internet gaming disorder is on the verge of becoming the newest official mental disorder. A recent brain scan study looks for changes in the way gamers' brains interconnect.
Researchers found that diners who paid a lower price for an all-you-can-eat buffet reported greater feelings of guilt and fullness after eating than those who paid a higher price.
New research suggests that non-clinical anxiety changes the 'neural coding' of external threats from sensory circuits to motor circuits, which produce action.
While diabetes is a key risk factor for kidney damage, new research finds that high blood sugar consistent with prediabetes may be associated with early kidney damage.
Six states in Brazil have declared a state of emergency due to rapid spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus - which has been linked to rise in babies born with microcephaly.
A new study finds that asthma is a risk factor for herpes zoster or shingles in adults and suggests considering the over-50s with asthma as a target group for zoster vaccination.
What is happening in week 24 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of an ear of corn and has now developed a fully formed face.
Door-to-balloon treatment time for patients with heart attack has improved, but mortality and morbidity remains high, suggesting the need for more awareness about symptom onset.
Over 90% of people who overdose on prescription opioids continue to be prescribed the same drugs after, increasing their risk of further overdose.
A new analysis, looking at previous research into the effects of caffeine on endurance, shows that a cup of joe might be more beneficial than we thought.
Find out all about limes, including nutritional information, their potential health benefits and simple ways to incorporate more of them into your diet.
Not only people with high blood pressure but also those generally at risk of cardiovascular events should be provided with blood pressure-lowering treatment, say researchers.
People who are predisposed to develop RA are less likely to develop it if they have been taking omega-3 fish oil and supplements, say researchers.
Johns Hopkins researchers suggest low vitamin D levels may increase the likelihood of prolonged hospital stays and postoperative infection for bariatric surgery patients.