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Although ibuprofen and oral morphine are both effective at reducing pain among children with fractures, morphine is associated with more adverse effects, suggests new study.
A new study by researchers in Canada finds individuals with mental health disorders may be more likely to experience heart disease or stroke than the general population.
A new mouse study suggests that a heart failure medication - called digoxin - could potentially be used to treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Scientists have made stem cells that produce and secrete cancer-killing toxins without harming the stem cells themselves, and used them to treat mice following brain tumor surgery.
Cheap, fast reliable field tests for diseases like Ebola that use just drops of blood or saliva on strips of paper are getting closer, say scientists working on synthetic biology.
Naturally occurring flavanols in cocoa improved the memory of healthy adults aged 50-69, according to a new study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center.
A study has found that radiation therapy for Wilms tumor, a rare form of childhood kidney cancer, could lead to a higher risk of future breast cancer.
Researchers have found an association between people who are genetically predisposed to high levels of 'bad' cholesterol and aortic valve stenosis - a form of aortic valve disease.
A new study found a walnut-enriched diet fed to mice with Alzheimer's improved their learning skills, memory, anxiety and motor coordination.
Researchers from Pakistan found high levels of toxic molds in plants commonly used for herbal medicines, which could have serious implications for human health.
Medical News Today: Seasonal depression 'caused by increased levels of serotonin transporter protein'
Researchers claim to have identified the cause of seasonal depression, after finding that patients with the disorder have high serotonin transporter protein levels in winter.
The development of a new drug-polymer filament system has allowed pills to be reproduced by a 3D printer to a high degree of accuracy for the first time, according to researchers.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide.
Almost all people with Down syndrome develop some signs of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers now claim to have mapped the mechanism driving this association.
Allowing the mind to wander may not be such a negative thing when it comes to working on complex mental tasks, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
An EU-funded project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treatment with blood and plasma made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients is due to start soon in Guinea.
Scientists reprogrammed human skin cells so they converted directly into brain cells - skipping the stem cell phase. Transplanted into mice, they survived 6 months.
In a new study, researchers say current control measures in Montserrado, Liberia are not enough to contain the Ebola outbreak, and up-scales of these measures are urgently needed.
As we head into autumn and face a clock change, a new study suggests permanently increasing daylight hours in the evenings year round could confer health benefits to kids.
Researchers assessing drug use, sexual behavior and infection prevalence among swingers have suggested that more attention needs to be paid to the their sexual health needs.