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A recent meta-analysis suggests that use of injectable hormonal contraceptive is associated with a moderate increase in the risk of acquiring HIV.
Find out about the potential health benefits of blueberries including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes and warding off heart disease.
Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations and a rise in the death rate of kidney patients.
A new study has found that the nicotine patch and smoking cessation pills have different benefits for smokers, depending on whether they have a normal or slow metabolism.
More than 18% of women in the US who undergo a hysterectomy may not need to, a study finds, while almost 40% of women are not offered alternative treatments as per recommendations.
Researchers from the UK have found that overactivity in a gene called BCL11A may lead to the development and progression of triple-negative breast cancer.
A new study reveals that people with perfect pitch have strong functional connectivity between two brain regions: the auditory cortex and the dorsal frontal lobe.
Scientists have identified two genes that could influence a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, potentially leading to improvements in diagnosis.
A single test for HPV is more accurate and less costly than Pap for cervical cancer screening, according to trial results and the recommendations of a panel of experts.
A manufactured form of long-acting insulin - delivered nasally - has been shown to improve working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
New research has associated high levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun with reduced fertility and shorter lifespans for children.
Researchers have developed a lab in a suitcase that contains all the equipment and reagents necessary to diagnose Ebola in the field at the point of need within 15 minutes.
Could cardiac arrhythmia - irregular heartbeat - have influenced the music of a great composer? Researchers believe they can hear some arrhythmia patterns in Beethoven's music.
Patients with a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis who have variants in the APOL1 gene may be at a more advanced disease stage at diagnosis, a study finds.
Find out about the health benefits of folate including decreasing risk of birth defects, lowering risk of depression, maintaining a healthy heart and preventing cancer.
By comparing reactions to musical extracts among Canadians and Mbenzélé Pygmies from the Congo, researchers found some emotional responses to music are universal.
A new study by Ohio State University shows that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others, scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.
Those of us who watch a lot of TV may be more likely to reach for the junk food, finds a new study, which claims this is due to poor knowledge and fatalistic views about nutrition.
Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.
A bacterium that has evolved in the human gut to feed on yeast - consumed by the host in bread, wine and beer - may suggest clues to new autoimmune disease treatments.