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Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels.
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.
Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.
In line with International Menopause Day, a report recommends that women use menopause as an opportunity to review their health and lifestyle and make appropriate changes.
Researchers have found a way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The method is being used to create personalized vaccines for ovarian cancer.
Researchers find that students learn college anatomy significantly better through the traditional use of human cadavers, compared with using computer-simulated methods.
Facebook and Apple are making history by offering to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen. But does this service benefit women or put them at increased risk?
Some people in the West African Ebola epidemic seem to have natural immunity to the virus. Scientists say finding out more about them may help reduce spread of the disease.
A mouse study by researchers from University College London in the UK claims that myelin - the protective coating around nerve fibers - is vital for skill learning.
Researchers found that consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened soda may be associated with cell aging in a manner comparable to smoking.
In an attempt to understand the attitudes and beliefs that prevent many seniors accessing preventive health services, a new study finds satisfaction with aging plays a big role.
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk.
With three confirmed Ebola cases in the US, there are concerns that the country could see an outbreak. We look at what the CDC are doing to prevent this and whether it is enough.
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.
Engaging in physical activity three times a week may reduce the risk of depression, a new study finds. But depression before midlife could be a barrier to physical activity.
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet.
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.
A new study reveals how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - MERS-CoV - enters host cells, opening potential new avenues for treatment.
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.