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A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.
Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Researchers complete the first ever phase III trial of a drug that reduces formation of tau 'tangles' in the brain, offering hope to Alzheimer's patients.
A study analyzing trends in global physical activity finds that health risks associated with sitting for 8 hours can be eliminated by 1 hour of exercise.
Thanks to donations from 2014's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.
Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure.
Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak.
Researchers identified impaired blood vessel function in rats exposed to secondhand marijuana for just 1 minute, and it took 90 minutes to recover from it.
Resveratrol - a chemical found in certain plant-based foods - helps researchers understand more about the damaging immune response in Alzheimer's brains.
Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite.
New research shows the metabolic benefit of ketone metabolism to athletes during aerobic exercise through the consumption of a ketone drink.
Medical News Today: E-cigarettes: Toxic emission level dependent on temperature, type, age of device
Researchers have found that the temperature, type, and age of an e-cigarette has a significant effect on the levels of toxic emissions released.
Acetaminophen is the most commonly used painkiller in the U.S., but increasingly, researchers have questioned its safety. We look at the possible risks.
Learn all about the early signs and symptoms of mono. This article looks at mono symptoms in teens, young adults, older adults, and children.
In the longest study of its type, researchers conclude: 'Low physical capacity is a greater risk for death than high blood pressure or high cholesterol.'
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.
A new study finds that mental health issues among transgender individuals are largely triggered by stigma, rather than transgender identity itself.
A patch that could be administered directly to the site of a colorectal tumor is shown to treat tumors with three lines of therapy - drug, gene, and photo.
Late preterm and early term births declined in the United States; a decline in early term birth rates are linked with decreasing obstetric intervention.
Researchers claim to have answered the long-debated question about whether aging causes menopause or menopause causes aging; the latter appears to be true.