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A major study has shown that while use of opioids for nonmedical purposes has decreased, the disorders relating to use have increased, in what is being termed an 'epidemic.'
With recent reports of a rise in Lyme disease cases, we try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with the condition: ticks.
A new study contradicts previous research by suggesting that sitting for long periods does not raise the risk of all-cause mortality for people who exercise regularly.
A new study suggests that babies born during June, July or August have higher birth weights and are taller as adults, and girls born in summer have a later onset of puberty.
Modeling how small heat shock proteins prevent amyloid proteins clumping and clogging up brain cells could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
Medical News Today: Scientists find cause of reduced drug sensitivity in HER2-positive breast cancer
In the presence of the HER2 inhibitor lapatinib, the tumor suppressor molecule FOXO changes role and desensitizes HER2+ breast cancer cells to the drug, leading to relapse.
Cage fighters are engaging in a variety of extreme weight loss techniques that may be causing severe damage to their health, a new study finds.
What is happening in week 14 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a lemon and a coat of fine hair called lanugo is growing on his or her body.
People with type 2 diabetes mellitus who began drinking one glass of red wine a day with a healthy diet have lower cardiometabolic risk than those drinking water or white wine.
Women from various ethnic minorities are more likely to receive inferior treatment for breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
Researchers from the US have collaborated on a treatment for Ebola with 100% success in curing primate monkeys, offering hope that a therapy will be developed in the near future.
A synthetic version of diamonds - called nanodiamonds - could lead to early detection of cancers through MRI imaging, according to new a study by researchers from Australia.
A new study finds that using a metronome improves the percentage of compressions delivered within an acceptable rate to pediatric manikins when administering CPR.
A solar-powered system developed by MIT engineers is helping a remote community of subsistence farmers in Mexico to convert brackish well water and rain water into purified water.
A discovery about the molecular mechanisms that control pain signals to a region of the brain promises to open new research avenues for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Researchers suggest a man's life behaviors may alter a protein found in sperm to influence the health of both his children and grandchildren.
Researchers have created an algorithm that identifies genetic changes to predict whether a man is homosexual or heterosexual with up to 70% accuracy.
Medical News Today: Low oxygen before birth, high-salt diet may pose risk for cardiovascular disease
Experiments on mice show that low oxygen before birth and a high-salt diet in later life increase the chance of cardiovascular disease.
Children born to women with high levels of PBDEs in their cord blood during pregnancy show elevated signs of attention deficiency. PBDEs were used as a flame retardant until 2004.
A new report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025 unless governments do more to combat the problem.