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Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry.
Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals.
Researchers shed light on how loneliness can cause illness; it disrupts stress signaling, which ultimately leads to increased inflammatory response and reduced antiviral response.
New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.
Using a new gene-editing technique, scientists create a mosquito that passes on inability to transmit malaria to 99.5% of its offspring, raising hopes for disease eradication.
People with congenital heart defects have a 5-6 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke, and a 9-12 times higher risk of ischemic stroke than the general population.
New research concludes that walnuts can assist in the functioning of epithelial cells in blood vessel walls and lowering cholesterol levels.
What is happening in week 19 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a mango and its arms and legs are now sized in proportion to the rest of its body.
The American College of Physicians call for physicians to prescribe generic drugs rather than brand-name medications in order to boost treatment adherence and lower costs.
Young women who have suffered a heart attack or a stroke continue to have a higher risk of fatality or further injury than those who have not experienced a cardiovascular event.
Researchers found that people who were happier had larger gray matter volume in a brain region called the precuneus, which they say can be targeted with meditation.
Researchers looking into horizontal gene transfer have revealed why it can lead to the spread of traits - including antibiotic resistance.
Scientists have successfully turned human skin cells into neurons that signal to each other with serotonin, creating a useful lab tool for studying this essential brain chemical.
Researchers have found an easy way to remove nanoparticles from blood by exploiting differences in the electrical properties of the particles in the plasma surrounding them.
A global panel of experts this week released a report on how the Ebola epidemic was handled. The conclusion: things need to be changed, swiftly.
In a first-in-man operation, a virtual reality device has been used to successfully open up a chronically blocked right coronary artery.
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8.
Eating healthily, and especially eating a healthful breakfast, can double test scores, according to research into 5,000 children in the UK.
Transgender women may have better metabolic health if they receive both sex reassignment surgery and female hormone therapy, according to new research.
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests.