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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.
People with coronary heart disease who think positively develop better health habits, leading to better outcomes, according to new research.
Repeating words aloud while addressing another individual can increase verbal memory recall, according to a new study by researchers from Canada.
Increasing numbers of young men are smoking in China, and half of them will die unless large numbers decide to quit, according to a new study.
Elephants rarely develop cancer, and researchers have uncovered new information on why this is in a new study. The findings may shed light on cancer suppression in humans.
After a 2014 study implicated antioxidants in lung cancer progression, a new study suggests these molecules hasten melanoma development.
Two international studies show eltrombopag is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia, a rare bleeding disorder.
A new study suggests that varying speed when walking can burn up to 20% more calories, compared with constantly walking at the same speed.
Recent measles outbreaks in the US have led to concerns about the number of children not fully vaccinated. If coverage drops to 98% of its current level, an epidemic is possible.
New research suggests the more severe a person's psoriasis is, the more likely they are to have increased blood vessel inflammation - a condition known as vasculitis.
A new technique converts skin cells directly to neurons, bypassing the stem cell precursor state and retaining the cells' age-related signature, furthering Alzheimer's research.
In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at the risk factors for depression among older adults, as well as the signs of the condition and how it can be treated.
Though research suggests a first-born child has bragging rights for better education, the flip side may be increased chances of myopia, according to a new study.
A new, highly sensitive blood test can detect whether someone is not at risk of a heart attack, saving time, stress and money in emergency departments.
New research finds that compared with not exercising, doing 30 minutes of exercise every day, all year round, can significantly help asthma sufferers control their symptoms.
By studying human lung samples and a mouse model, scientists have discovered a new type of cell - and the molecular signals that regulate it - behind pulmonary hypertension.