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In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.
At the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference, researchers report new findings on the relationship between sleep apnea and depression in men.
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers.
A common variant of a gene that controls cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease among people that carry it, says a new study of 5,000 Americans.
Researchers suggest that there is a direct association between Parkinson's disease and depression after conducting research over a timespan of more than 2 decades.
Risk of gestational diabetes, which produces hyperglycemia in many pregnant women, has been associated with the sex of the fetus in a large new study.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study finds it is cold temperatures - not heatwaves - that are the biggest cause of climate-related deaths, according to new research.
Almost 35% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, according to new research. The condition is most common among seniors, affecting almost 50% of those aged 60 and older.
A gastroenterologist has developed two new blood tests that can quickly and efficiently diagnose irritable bowel syndrome by detecting specific antibodies in the patient.
Analysis of a survey by the Brown University School of Public Health reports alarming findings on the prevalence of rape on campus during freshman year.
Medical News Today: Lifelong flu jab steps closer as researchers reveal importance of immune cell memory
After discovering how flu-killing T cells remember different strains of virus, researchers believe we are closer to developing a single flu jab that protects for life.
After succeeding with lab and mouse tests, scientists announce that blocking a molecule called MCAM could delay the onset and slow progression of multiple sclerosis.
Women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer under the age of 41 have an outlook just as good with family history of the disease as without - with similar prognosis of recurrence.
A new observational study found that the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs was associated with a 30% lower stroke risk among healthy older adults.
It is labeled the 'love hormone,' but a new study claims there is a darker side to oxytocin - it influences our actions in a similar way to alcohol.
Duke University and MIT scientists have discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech, an important element of spoken language.
A new study suggests that many women with dense breasts do not need additional imaging for breast cancer after a normal mammogram.
Boys who smoke marijuana may be at increased risk of earlier puberty and stunted growth, according to new research. This may be down to stress responses triggered by the drug.
Medical News Today: Maternal obesity linked to reduced immunity in newborns that may last a lifetime
A new study finds infants born to obese mothers have weaker immune systems at the time of birth that persist throughout their lifetime, making them more prone to illness.
A study of nearly 48,000 men finds that those with a history of asthma were less likely to have a diagnosis of prostate cancer that had spread or to have died of the disease.