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A new study shows organs vary in their ability to carry out a type of DNA repair, with the brain having none at all. This could help explain causes of dementia and memory loss.
New research into the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections also suggests that vaccination for the human papillomavirus is unlikely to promote unsafe sex.
Some 40% of the 57 clinical trials receiving official FDA action up to 2013 involved 'falsification' - yet there is 'no mention' of concerns in the published journal literature.
A new study finds women who have a heart attack may experience higher levels of mental stress than men, which could worsen their recovery from the condition.
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plague, focusing on bacterial DNA, climate change and rodent immunity.
A new paper demonstrates how MS is driven by an inflammatory process that turns into a neurodegenerative cycle in the late stages of the disease.
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.
Modifiable factors such as awkward postures, fatigue and distraction can increase odds of acute episodes of low back pain, say researchers.
A new study finds men who are attractive are more likely to be selfish and less favorable of equality, which researchers say fits with people's perceptions of good-looking males.
The identification of eight physical signs associated with death within 3 days for patients with advanced forms of cancer could help with clinical decision making and patient care.
The 17-month 'PathoMap' study collected thousands of samples of microbial DNA across New York City's subway system. We take a look at what they found.
A new study suggests that reader comments on websites may sway people's viewpoints on vaccination more than official public service announcements.
A small study finds that psychological stress may affect our ability to withstand physical pain, leading researchers to suggest we should avoid exposure to stress where possible.
The cost and convenience of contraceptive implants in the arm or hormonal devices in the uterus may be improved by longer expiry dates, suggests study that is tracking pregnancies.
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate.
A new case report reveals how a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplantation from an overweight donor rapidly gained weight herself after the procedure.
Today marks National Wear Red Day, raising awareness for heart disease in women. While often associated with older men, it is the leading killer of women in the US.
A meta-analysis of 26 studies covering the period 1966-2014 finds that women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with this condition.
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.