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Giving up nicotine is a difficult task. New research shows that, for female smokers, quitting in sync with their menstrual cycle might help.
Study finds drug approved to treat metabolic acidosis intravenously might serve as an aerosol to reduce airway surface liquid acidity in cystic fibrosis.
A study that followed older adults finds those whose diet had the most fiber had the best odds of remaining disease- and disability-free 10 years later.
A new device dramatically reduces the time physicians take to diagnose heart attacks by detecting proteins in the blood stream following a heart attack.
What are the most common causes of severe knee pain? This article examines a number of them, including trauma and tissue disorders such as arthritis.
A brain enzyme that protects against oxidative stress may also protect against protein clump formation - a key player in neurodegenerative disease.
As the population ages and cancer treatment improves, the number of survivors skyrockets. Are current medical and psychological support networks adequate?
Adults who have dementia but who have not been formally diagnosed are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities than those with a diagnosis.
If something goes wrong with the feet, it is often a sign of a more serious problem. Find out what your feet say about the health of the rest of your body.
A new study uncovers a genetic mutation that causes multiple sclerosis, removing doubts that certain forms of the disease are inherited.
Find out all you need to know about the early symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as what can be done to treat this condition.
Women are more likely to experience migraines than men. Recent research shows that changes in estrogen levels might be one of the reasons why.
New research shows how stress causes brain changes that might trigger anxiety and depression. It also proposes a way to prevent such changes.
Long-term use of marijuana was linked to greater risk of periodontal disease in a new study, though it was not linked to other physical health problems.
A study reveals a fundamental shift among Americans in attitude toward and willingness to engage in same-sex relations over the last 40 years.
Rats' excited and speedy responses to cues for sugar - akin to binge eating - became more subdued when certain neurons in their brains were turned off.
Find out about the risks of knee replacement surgery. These include infection risks, bleeding risks, and the need for further surgery.
A study shows all but two of 15 meta-analyses found a dose-response link between alcohol use and breast cancer risk, with even low levels having an effect.
Migraine is known to be a risk factor for stroke. New research shows that it is also linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality.
Rather than easing chronic pain, researchers found that the opioid morphine worsened chronic pain in rats - an effect that persisted for several months.