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A study using virtual reality to test body perceptions finds that in response to obesity, women have more negative feelings about their body than men.
Men with facial hair are considered more attractive, new research finds, with women more likely to opt for full-bearded men for long-term relationships.
We talk about 'harvesting beef' rather than 'slaughtering cows' because it is the only way many people can manage to eat meat, confirm researchers.
The neuroscience of motivation and reward is complex. A recent study fills in some gaps and introduces the oddly useful role of forgetting.
Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.
New study reveals how a 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has regained his sense of touch, thanks to a brain implant and a robotic arm.
For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.
Scientists discover the hormone IGF-I limits the fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis - a progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Liver cancer is an uncommon but serious condition. Breaking research shows that BMI, waist circumference, and diabetes are risk factors for the disease.
A study presented at the ESMO Congress reveals how the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin metastases for patients with breast cancer.
People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Men treated with androgen deprivation therapy - a hormone therapy - for prostate cancer may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, study finds.
Asthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties. Learn how alcohol use can affect asthma and how to lower the chances of an attack.
Whole genome sequencing of history of 100 tumors suggests the alterations that cause pancreatic cancer occur simultaneously and not sequentially.
Three recently published studies demonstrate how gentlemen's magazines make sexist humor seem less hostile. Could this be the last nail in their coffin?
A drug that is used to treat multiple sclerosis - alemtuzumab - has been found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by relapsing-remitting MS.
Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.
Whether you see reading as a chore or an enjoyable pastime, it can offer a wealth of benefits for health and well-being. We take at look at what these are.
With cell and animal models, study shows microwave-activated nanoparticles can potentially target deeply situated tumors without harming healthy tissue.
Breaking research finds that, in an animal model, exercise can strengthen damaged circuits and help unhealthy neurons work more efficiently.