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Diabetes patients treated with glitazone have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggesting the target of the drug could be a fruitful target for the condition.
What is happening in week 5 of your pregnancy? You may notice mood swings and breast tenderness. Baby is now the size of a sesame seed.
Medical News Today: Delivery speed of clot-busting drug for stroke often 'overestimated' by hospitals
Less than a third of US hospitals surveyed correctly identified their stroke care performance, with many overestimating the speed at which they administer clot-busting drugs.
Men put on an additional weight of 3.5-4.5 lb on average after becoming a father, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Men's Health.
Four decades on from the end of the Vietnam war and some US ex-servicemen still experience mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress and major depression.
The first ever Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial to use delayed-start methodology has found that patients with a mild form of the disease benefit from beginning treatment early.
We investigate the impact that menstruation can have on the performance of competing sportswomen, both physically and psychologically.
An 80-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration has become the first in the world to receive a bionic eye implant, leading to a significant improvement in visual function.
For the first time, researchers have successfully repaired severe liver damage and restored the organ's function in a live mouse using stem cells grown in the lab.
Researchers find age may help protect blood vessels against damage by oxidative stress, which has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, and Alzheimer's.
Medical News Today: Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk
Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies.
MDMA is an illegal, psychoactive drug that has stimulant and hallucinogen effects. MDMA works by increasing the brain’s neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
A controlled study in rats finds acupuncture to be effective against chronic stress and reveals clues about how this form of traditional Chinese medicine might work.
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.
Clinicians in France report on the case of an 18-year-old patient who has been in virological remission despite not receiving antiretroviral treatment for the past 12 years.
A new study finds low physical activity and high TV viewing between the ages of 18 and 30 may be associated with poorer cognitive function later in life.
The age-old debate of whether birth order makes a difference to personality or IQ is addressed in the largest study ever to investigate the issue.
Researchers describe how an approved arthritis drug successfully treated 6 patients with moderate to severe eczema that was not responding to conventional treatments.
Treatment that disables a blood protein the malaria parasite needs to survive in the host's body wipes out the disease in humanized mice in 3 days, reveals a new study.
MRI brain scans and mental tests of children living below the poverty line show that key parts of their brains are smaller in volume and test scores are lower.