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Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it is not the only option. Find out more about the medical and herbal alternatives that are available.
An international team of 260 researchers has identified several rare genetic variations that can raise the risk of schizophrenia by up to 60-fold.
New research examines the impact of two different learning strategies on memory in stressful circumstances. Practice test-taking may protect memory.
What is OCD and what are the common forms of therapy? Learn about other treatments that are available for OCD and how to live with the condition.
Are apricot seeds an effective, alternative treatment for cancer? Learn about the nutritional content of apricot kernels and the risks of consumption.
New research examines key psychological differences between Android and iPhone users. Choice of smartphone predicts user's personality.
Millions of Americans diet, but few maintain their weight loss. A new study suggests this 'yo-yo' effect may be down to changes in the gut microbiome.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen.
What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar.
Scientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose.
Lower socioeconomic groups tend to live shorter lives. New research shows that this might be partly due to social rank-based changes in the immune system.
A new study may have found the reason why the sugar substitute aspartame does not help with weight loss, and may even cause weight gain.
How alcohol intake influences the amount of calories we consume is a hot topic for debate. New research using a rat model yields surprising results.
New study of mice shows gut microbes alter gene expression - depending on diet - with a Western diet preventing many of the changes of a plant-rich one.
What is psoriasis and what is turmeric? Learn about the possible health benefits of turmeric and whether or not it can be used to help treat psoriasis.
What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both.
Millions of parents lie to their children about Santa Claus every Christmas, but is this festive fabrication really as harmless as it seems?
New, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke.
Preparing for the day's overindulgence? New research indicates you might want to watch your intake of protein and salt - it could put you in a food coma.
A study finds high intakes of common saturated fats - such as those found in red meat, dairy fat, butter, and palm oil - may raise risk of heart disease.