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After analyzing over 90,000 gene mutations, scientists have devised a barcode that uses only 62 of them to identify any one of the strains of TB bacterium circulating in the world.
Researchers have discovered a genetic network that fuels an aggressive form of leukemia and its precursor disease, MDS, opening the door to new treatments for the conditions.
A new study has found that older women eating higher amounts of potassium-rich foods may be less likely to have a stroke than those with less potassium-rich foods in their diets.
In a new study, researchers claim to have disproved a 20-year rumor that wearing an underwire bra for 12 hours a day increases risk of breast cancer.
Now we have more motivation to get off the sofa: a new study suggests that curbing the amount of time spent sitting could protect aging DNA, possibly prolonging lifespan.
Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'may be a gateway to illicit drug use, addiction, conventional smoking'
A new report by researchers from CUMC suggests the nicotine in e-cigarettes may promote illicit drug use and addiction, and encourage conventional tobacco smoking.
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.
Heart attack survivors are more likely to keep to their medication regime when they take just one combined pill instead of three separate drugs, says a new international study.
People who sleep 7-8 hours a night are less likely to take time off work due to sickness, according to a new study of over 3,500 working-age men and women in Finland.
People with a prior OCD diagnosis and those whose parents have the condition may be at higher risk of developing schizophrenia, according to the results of a Danish study.
Interrupted sleep does not only make us tired. According to a new study, shortened sleep may be associated with faster decline in brain volume.
According to a new medical literature review, pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of developing melanomas compared with the general population.
Streptomycin, an antibiotic that is also used as a pesticide in North America, has been implicated for the first time in a case of anaphylactic reaction.
In 2012, the USPSTF made a recommendation against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer - a move met with criticism. We look at the evidence for and against such testing.
Due to fluctuations in the hormone estrogen, females may be more susceptible than males to the effects of THC in marijuana, according to a new study.
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.