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Until now, brain development was largely attributed to 'synaptic pruning,' but a new study suggests that cortical growth may be responsible instead.
Recently published research outlines a groundbreaking technique to grow human stomach tissue in the lab. This will aid the study of diseases and new drugs.
A large-scale study carried out by researchers in Canada suggests that living near major, busy roads may increase the risk of developing dementia.
Tweaking the structure of insulin by swapping one atom appears to make it available to the organism more rapidly, without altering its effectiveness.
What is heartburn and why do pregnant women get heartburn? Learn about treating heartburn, when to see a doctor, and what can be done to prevent it.
New information on a previously unpublished 40-year-old study raises questions about the benefits of the morning sickness drug pyridoxine-doxylamine.
What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen?
The brain naturally shrinks with age, but a new study suggests that the healthful Mediterranean diet may help to preserve brain size in elderly adults.
Evidence is mounting of a relationship between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss. New research takes a fresh look and bolsters the connection.
New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma.
A large study of breast cancer patients shows that self-reported cognitive impairment is a substantial problem for as long as 6 months after chemotherapy.
What is ADHD and what are the signs and symptoms in girls? How do girls with ADHD differ from boys and what treatments are available?
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery have updated their guidelines on the best ways to prevent and treat the buildup of earwax.
The more emotional an experience is, the better we remember it. But do emotional states have a delayed effect on our ability to form new memories?
What is BPH and what are the causes and risk factors? Learn about its diagnosis, complications, medication that may be used, and tips for living with BPH.
A groundbreaking, heat-activated penile implant shows real promise of improving penis functionality for men with erectile dysfunction.
Researchers find that the benefits of switching from a Western diet to a calorie-restricted, plant-based diet may be hampered by microbes in the gut.
A study of 886 shipyard and fabrication workers finds that higher exposure to manganese in welding fumes is linked to increase in Parkinson-like symptoms.
Learn about COPD and the different stages of COPD. Can the condition affect lifespan, how is COPD managed, and what lifestyle tips can help?
Study opens the lid on one of the strangest psychiatric phenomena - delusional misidentification syndrome, where patients believe loved ones are strangers.