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A healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting smoking could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases for pregnant women, thus reducing the risk of future health problems.
Neither needle nor laser acupuncture is superior to a placebo ('sham' acupuncture) for treating knee pain, according to a new study.
A new study by researchers from the University of Washington finds that Granny Smith apples may protect against obesity and its related disorders by balancing gut bacteria.
In a new paper, the American Academy of Neurology argue against their previous position that opioid painkillers are appropriate for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.
Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.
A study has found that FDA regulatory processes have led to many implanted medical devices being cleared for market while lacking scientific evidence of their safety or efficacy.
A new AHA statement calls for health care providers to ensure they understand the risks and benefits of heart imaging tests with radiation and to discuss these with patients.
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.
Estrogen prepares cells to divide and even resist drugs for estrogen-positive breast cancers, according to new research investigating the role of the unfolded-protein response.
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.
An international study says five genes play a complex role in influencing whether people are more or less susceptible to severe malaria and opens the door to new drugs or vaccines.
The NMT protein plays a role in the development of many diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's. Now, scientists say they may be closer to developing a drug that blocks NMT.
Death rates fall at hospitals in the UK, following the introduction of handheld devices to record patients’ vital signs. Could this be the next step in a 'mobile revolution'?
Medical News Today: Researchers discover marker that may lead to early detection of pancreatic cancer
Increased levels of branched-chain amino acids in the blood may be an early indication of pancreatic cancer, a new study claims. The findings may lead to tests for early detection.
Participating in nature walking groups may be an effective way to combat stress and improve mental well-being, according to a new University of Michigan study.
A new study finds that when people recognize details or objects, their P300 brain wave peaks, which could have implications for criminal investigations.
A new study from Northwestern University finds that on the days we engage in higher levels of physical activity - Thursdays to Sundays - we also consume more alcohol.
By manipulating stress hormone levels in a region of rats' brains, researchers have discovered the mechanism that switches animals between random behavior and strategic thinking.