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SOD1 gene mutations form protein clumps, leading to motor neuron degeneration in ALS, but researchers may have found a way to halt this process.
Study suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.
The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.
New evidence shows that long-term alcohol dependence can significantly disrupt a range of specific cognitive abilities, particularly as we age.
While there are many differences in gene expression after regular exercise training, researchers have found no evidence of training-induced muscle memory.
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.
It is widely known as the 'love hormone' due to its role in social bonding, but new research suggests oxytocin may also play a role in spiritual beliefs.
Using an enzyme-blocking molecule that shuts down fat synthesis in cancer cells, researchers stunt tumor growth in transplanted cells and animal models.
Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide solid targets by which to measure global improvement. The first analysis of the data yields surprising results.
Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.
We investigate the discovery of an influential 1960s study that was funded by the sugar industry to play down the link between sugar and heart disease.
A new study finds that amyloid beta - a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease - changes into a long, flat sheet before it enters brain cells.
Tension headaches, often described as a pressing or tightening pain of mild to moderate intensity, are the most common type of headache.
Hepatitis C (HCV) affects thousands of Americans each year. Learn all about the signs and symptoms of the condition here, as well as treatment options.
The belief that so-called obesity genes can hinder weight loss is called into question by a new study review. Genetics may not be so vital after all.
Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects.
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.