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A new study suggests the rabies virus manipulates the transport machinery of nerve axons allowing it to rapidly reach the brain where it multiplies and causes deadly disease.
The new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not related to the one currently circulating in West Africa, say WHO after testing samples from both.
Researchers say there has been an increase in the number of breast cancer patients opting for a double mastectomy, but they did not link the procedure to lower mortality.
Study finds that 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart failure by 46%.
How does the Atkins diet compare to Weight Watchers at losing weight? A new meta-analysis suggests there is not much between them, as long as diets are followed for 12 months.
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism behind why stress affects some individuals more than others, potentially leading to better anxiety and depression treatments.
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie toward low-calorie food over a 6-month structured behavioral weight-loss program.
Using a mass spectrometer, researchers detect the highly infectious bacteria C. diff and also identify particular strains from the unique chemical fingerprint.
Consumption of trans fats has fallen, but there is a widening gap in terms of diet quality between rich and poor, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.
Patients are at risk of complications from the steel and non-biodegradable polymers coronary artery stents are made of. A new, experimental stent may provide a solution.
A new study claims that an experimental drug called LCZ696 is 20% more effective than ACE inhibitors in reducing heart failure-related hospitalizations and deaths.
The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has been popular since at least the late 1980s. However, a new study in mice casts doubt on its veracity.
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.