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Excess weight may hold a greater cancer burden than we thought; researchers have linked being overweight or obese to an additional eight cancer types.
Study shows how carefully written, nurse-initiated protocols targeted at certain patients relieved crowding in a busy, inner-city emergency room.
Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD.
Learn all about how candidiasis, an infection caused by the Candida fungus, can affect the skin and nails. This article looks at symptoms and treatment.
Researchers find people with high levels of four biomarkers may be at greater risk of stroke, which may pave the way for better prevention and treatment.
Contrary to previous studies, researchers from University of California-San Diego School of Medicine show that as people age, their mental health improves.
The Daily Meal report on how to hydrate the body with certain beverages - other than water - that provide nutrients as well as hydration.
Currently, there are limited options for treating coma patients. Ultrasound could become a low price, noninvasive option of the future.
From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist.
Study of breast cancer patients whose treatment included tamoxifen finds their expectations influenced number and severity of experienced side effects.
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells.
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.
A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections.
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic.
Exposure to organochlorines - chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s - in pregnancy may increase offspring's autism risk by 80 percent, study finds.
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.
Testing genetic diversity of Barrett's cells in food pipe could give early indication of which people with Barrett's have higher risk of esophageal cancer.
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites, including information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.
How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.