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Rice products are typically among the first solid foods offered to infants, but a new study shows rice can produce higher urinary arsenic concentrations, putting infants at risk.
A new CDC report shows suicide rates in the US have increased almost steadily 1999-2014 for all ages 10-74, with the steepest increases occurring after 2006.
Read all about the nutritional properties of cashew nuts, along with a list of their potential health benefits and ways to incorporate them in your diet.
An antibody that protects blood vessels against the effects of sepsis - also known as blood poisoning - stopped mice succumbing to the disease, new study shows.
3D-printed miniaturized spinning bioreactors help scientists uncover how the Zika virus attacks fetal brains. The technique could also open the door to further beneficial research.
If emissions are not checked, the US will face more days of dangerous ozone levels in future, with some regions experiencing up to 9 extra days a year.
Researchers find that just short-term lack of sleep may have a big influence on cholesterol, shedding light on why sleep deprivation has been linked to cardiovascular disease.
A study suggests that dark chocolate may be useful in reducing athletes' oxygen consumption and enabling them to continue practicing for longer, as well as tasting good.
Contrary to stereotype, a new study finds that almost half of British adults drink moderately at home, though heavy drinking is still common.
A new study suggests many adults apply gender stereotypes to babies as young as 3 months old, after finding that higher-pitched cries are often assumed as belonging to baby girls.
A new study shows that among older people, widowed women have a lower risk of frailty than married women, while among men, it is the married men who have a lower risk.
People with HIV infection appear to age more quickly than those without the infection, with an average advance of 5 years in the aging process.
Learn about methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. Methamphetamine is the second highest illicit drug used worldwide.
By analyzing the genes of elderly adults completely free of chronic disease and illness, researchers have uncovered genetic variants that may boost healthy aging.
The first night in an unfamiliar bed is often disturbed. Scientists have uncovered the neuroscience behind this mysterious effect and why it is important.
Phthalates known as BBPs, which commonly feature in everyday plastics, soaps and other items, may exacerbate fat formation in cells, with potential implications for obesity.
For adults with cancer, precision medicine has emerged as a feasible treatment option. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for childhood cancer. But is this changing?
Researchers have developed a modified polymer that blocks various viruses from entering cultured human cells in a way that the pathogens cannot work around with new mutations.
A new study finds a link between improved physical health in senior adults and dog walking and that a strong pet-owner bond may be a positive influence on physical activity.
Drinking three or more alcoholic drinks a day, eating processed meat each day and being overweight or obese increase the risk of developing stomach cancer, according to new study.