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Surgery to treat acute appendicitis is a 100-year-old idea that need not be followed religiously, researchers say, suggesting that antibiotics can be tried first.
A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical News Today: Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.
A compound found in avocados - called avocatin B - selectively targets and destroys leukemia stem cells, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.
State health officials announce that Florida's beaches are safe to enjoy responsibly and risk of infection by Vibrio vulnificus or so-called flesh eating bacteria is minimal.
After confirming its pivotal role in the development of Huntington's disease, scientists say the next step should be to develop drugs that disrupt the activating protein Rhes.
Though various health benefits have been linked to eating dark chocolate, a new study suggests there are potential health benefits associated with milk chocolate consumption.
Some argue that industrial bread production means too many preservatives, additives, salt and sugar, making it unhealthy. However, is bread really bad for you? MNT finds out.
How many Americans are killed by cigarette smoking each year? An estimated answer to that question has been offered by scientists.
To alter perceptions of cervical cancer, researchers call for awareness campaigns and for the upper age limit for cervical screening to be revisited.
Researchers investigating kuru, a brain disease associated with cannibalism, have discovered a genetic mutation that provided mice with resistance to both the disease and CJD.
Despite a significant fall in levels of underage drinking between 2002 and 2013, a new report finds that alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among youths.
A new implantable brain stimulation device has been given approval for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.
Understanding how seasonal flu viruses emerge and spread globally is important for disease control. Now, a new study reveals surprising differences among different strains.
A mouse study identifies the serotonin receptor HTR7 as a potential new target for therapies to treat eczema and other chronic itching conditions.
Poor sleep may be linked to double the risk of heart attack and up to four times the risk of stroke, finds new research that is part of a WHO cardiovascular disease program.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has many symptoms including tension, anxiety, mood swings, appetite changes, headache and muscle pain. MNT looks at ways to alleviate these symptoms.
Delaying school for teenagers and having set guidance for different ages of children are part of advice from leading physicians about the 'critical need' for good-quality sleep.