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Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.
In this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?
Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?
New research examines the metabolism of brain cells and uncovers the calcium exchange mechanism that could lead to Alzheimer's disease.
A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Consuming high amounts of fructose - particularly from sweetened drinks - has been linked to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in children and adolescents.
For the first time, scientists show it is possible to reprogram liver cells into pancreatic precursor cells by changing the expression of a single gene.
What does sickle cell disease do to the body and what are the possible complications? How is it diagnosed and what treatment options are available?
What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it?
The American College of Physicians have just issued their clinical practice guideline for the noninvasive treatment of nonradicular low back pain.
New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective benefits of HDL 'good' cholesterol.
New research finds associations between heavy, long-lasting snowfall and an increased risk of myocardial infection in men. Snow shoveling may be the cause.
In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.
New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk.
What is tinea versicolor? In this article, learn about how tinea versicolor is diagnosed, what the risk factors are, and how it may be prevented.
Medical News Today: Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children
A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.
What are the different types of COPD inhalers available and how do they affect the body? What are the possible risks and side effects?
A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.
What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen?
Using scenes from horror movies, a new study examines the neural pathways responsible for processing fear and anxiety in the human brain.