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Three years of growth hormone injections in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis continued to give bone benefits for a decade, according to the results of a randomized trial.
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at some of the risky behaviors that need to be avoided when wearing contact lenses that the majority of users fail to avoid.
A new study of more than 15,000 sister pairs finds firstborn women were more likely to be overweight or obese than their secondborn sisters.
Two technologies - a laser probe and an iKnife - are set to revolutionize delicate brain surgery by distinguishing cancerous from healthy tissue as it is being performed.
Researchers have demonstrated that the awareness of memory loss begins to decline in people 2-3 years before they develop dementia.
Learn how gastric banding works as a type of weight loss surgery, who is suitable for it, and about the benefits and risks of this bariatric procedure.
Could computers analyzing speech find a place in the clinic as a means of picking out young people at risk of psychosis? A proof-of-principle study shows they could.
New research suggests procedures for handling liquid waste contaminated with Ebola may underestimate the virus' ability to survive in wastewater.
A new study by researchers from Canada reveals genetically lower levels of vitamin D may be associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis.
Obese adults who drank 500 ml of water 30 minutes before main meals lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who did not drink water before mealtimes, a new study reveals.
Researchers have revealed that the microscopic organisms found in the back of the throats of people with schizophrenia are different to those found in healthy individuals.
Focusing on mutations that linger through chemotherapy instead of those present at time of diagnosis may be a better way to predict relapse and survival in acute myeloid leukemia.
Researchers have found that patients who receive false-positive mammogram results are significantly more likely to report negative psychosocial consequences than those who do not.
With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.
Medical News Today: Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive decline
New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off.
Medical engineers have developed a battery-powered, hand-held device that allows people with no training to rapidly assess vital signs from the lips and fingertips noninvasively.
New research finds continuous long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Researchers found that for two common causes of low back pain - radiculopathy and spinal stenosis - epidural corticosteroid injections failed to provide effective pain relief.