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New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.
Venom experts have developed a new, practical and efficient technique for extracting the venom of deadly box jellyfish for use in the development of new medicines.
Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories.
A new study has revealed how playing Tetris for just a few minutes a day can help reduce the feeling of cravings, such as those for food, cigarettes and alcohol.
Women who work more than 40 hours weekly and lift heavy loads regularly may take longer getting pregnant, finds a new study of more than 1,700 nurses.
A new systematic review of current literature on violent video game use has indicated that it is linked to aggressive behavior and decreased empathy.
A new healthy aging study finds that men with higher intelligence scores in early adulthood were also more likely to have better physical performance in midlife.
Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice.
There are many methods of birth control, how do you decide which method is best for you? Learn about the different types of birth control and their advantages and disadvantages.
Researchers have developed a new material that could be used in protective helmets to indicate when a wearer has suffered a potentially dangerous head trauma.
Research for the UK government on the impact of digital technology on the support networks of older people finds it may both harm and improve their social lives.
Researchers have found that women respond more to romantic stimuli after having eaten, suggesting that food and sex responses share neurocircuitry.
New research from Johns Hopkins finds organ transplant recipients are at increased risk of melanoma skin cancer, with many likely to be diagnosed in the advanced stages.
Researchers examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adolescents with obesity found that it could increase cholesterol and levels of triglycerides.
Following an infographic revealing how Coca-Cola affects the body within an hour of drinking it, a new infographic shows what an energy drink does to the body within 24 hours.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study.
Researchers from Stanford University reveal how they genetically modified yeast to create opioids - the most widely used painkillers in the US.
Researchers have investigated how low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets affect body fat in a group of obese patients admitted to a metabolic ward.
A new gel-based drug-delivery system that reaches and directly treats inflamed parts of the colon may offer a new treatment option for people with inflammatory bowel disease.