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A new study contradicts previous research by finding that 70-90% of cancers are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking, not random DNA mutations.
A mouse study shows how a novel drug can alter immune responses so they protect instead of attack dopamine-producing cells, loss of which leads to Parkinson's disease.
Lack of reliable and easy recording means we know little about causes of death in much of the world, impeding progress in medicine and health. Now, a new app could change this.
New studies presented in Orlando, FL, provide data for use of blinatumomab in a broader group of patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia.
Not only are there more men than women in medical leadership but also more men with moustaches than women. Researchers call for policies to encourage female leadership.
Researchers say they have identified a brain network for Christmas spirit, comprising of five separate regions. This information may aid treatment for 'bah humbug' syndrome.
According to a new report, epilepsy-related deaths are hugely under-reported. More needs to be done to rectify this and educate the public at large.
Antibiotics can successfully treat appendicitis, if the choice is made by the family, leading to fewer disability days and lower costs.
Allowing your four-legged companion to sleep in your bed may help you sleep by offering a sense of companionship, security and relaxation, finds a Mayo Clinic study.
A new study suggests that consuming more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood could impact the environment by increasing energy use by 38%.
Prompted by a rise in children's eye injuries from toy guns, eye doctors urge parents to prioritize their kids' eye safety when buying toys over the holidays.
An analysis of results from 14 independent studies finds that - unlike in Western Europe or Australia - the influence of genes on intelligence in the US depends on social class.
New research shows the benefits of adding carfilzomib to dexamethasone, compared with adding bortezomib, persist regardless of age, cytogenetic risk status or prior therapy.
A sunscreen that encapsulates the benefits of current commercial products within nanotechnology offers protection without harm as it does not enter the bloodstream.
Heroin is an illegal substance associated with multiple health risks. Find out about how this drug is used, the effects it can have and treatment options available for misuse.
Both active and passive smoking may put women at greater risk for earlier menopause and infertility, according to the results of a new study.
Evidence that the long-term use of antidepressants increases an individual's risk of a future bipolar or manic phase is steadily mounting.
The herpes zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles; following shingles, there appears to be a higher risk of acute cardiovascular events such as stroke or myocardial infarction
Compared with women who have their first child at age 15-19 or 20-24, those who become first-time mothers at age 25-35 may have better health at the age of 40, new research finds.
Duke University researchers suggest that humans evolved to sleep shorter periods of time, while plunging into deeper sleep for longer periods.