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People who experience a traumatic brain injury may have sleep problems for up to 18 months after, though many may not be aware of it, according to a new study.
New research strengthens the links between sudden infant death syndrome and the neurotransmitter serotonin. As our understanding deepens, interventions will hopefully improve.
A new Cochrane Review finds that asthma patients may experience an improvement in symptoms and life quality with yoga, though researchers call for further evidence of its benefits.
Near-death experiences span age groups and cultures. Often tied to the paranormal and visions of an afterlife, what is the science behind these experiences?
Tests on stored samples of children's blood drawn 1988-1994 and 2005-2006 show no significant changes in prevalence of sensitization to common foods, such as milk, egg, or peanuts.
New research shows that giving a flu vaccination in the morning might provide better protection than afternoon vaccinations. If proven, the findings could save many lives.
Experts proposing a plan for evaluating the impact of e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products on public health urge the FDA to be open-minded about their regulation.
Researchers reveal that the number of calls to poison centers in the United States for child exposure to laundry detergent pods increased by 17% in 2013-2014.
Nurses who do shift work for more than 5 years have a small but significantly higher risk of heart disease, which wanes in time after they stop working shifts.
Infants who participate in music lessons appear to benefit in terms of neurological development more than those involved in other play-related activities.
Learn about female condoms, flexible pouches that can be used as a form of contraception and to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
A new study finds that the risk of developing liver cancer from infection with hepatitis B persists even after patients have apparently been cleared of the virus.
Obesity in America is arguably one of the country's greatest health concerns. New research shows that childhood obesity is still on the rise.
A new study suggests around 30-50 percent of women who use the acne drug isotretinoin do not adhere to current pregnancy prevention guidelines.
Rice products are typically among the first solid foods offered to infants, but a new study shows rice can produce higher urinary arsenic concentrations, putting infants at risk.
A new CDC report shows suicide rates in the US have increased almost steadily 1999-2014 for all ages 10-74, with the steepest increases occurring after 2006.
Read all about the nutritional properties of cashew nuts, along with a list of their potential health benefits and ways to incorporate them in your diet.
An antibody that protects blood vessels against the effects of sepsis - also known as blood poisoning - stopped mice succumbing to the disease, new study shows.
3D-printed miniaturized spinning bioreactors help scientists uncover how the Zika virus attacks fetal brains. The technique could also open the door to further beneficial research.
If emissions are not checked, the US will face more days of dangerous ozone levels in future, with some regions experiencing up to 9 extra days a year.