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Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Some praise its benefits, others condemn it as dangerous. Here, we ask whether or not this will end in tears.
Research has shown that homemade baby foods may be no more superior than store-bought. Furthermore, homemade may exceed energy and fat recommendations.
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis.
In a new review, a psychologist discusses how engaging in fiction - whether through reading a book or watching a TV drama - may improve real-world empathy.
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.
Researchers describe how it may be possible to use a patient's own stem cells and a 3-D, synthetic scaffold to grow new hip joint-shaped cartilage.
Positive thinking and genetics combine in a new framework proposed by researchers, who say the approach could yield personalized therapies.
Find out about the many reasons why there might be mucus in your stool. This article looks at the causes and possible treatments for mucus in stool.
Researchers find a link between the fluctuations of 'bad' cholesterol levels and a reduction in the cognitive ability of an elderly population.
Symptoms of chronic nasal congestion are unlikely to be eased through steam inhalation, new research finds, though nasal irrigation may be effective.
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment.
A new vaccine combination has proven successful in mouse models of Alzheimer's, new study reveals, and it could be tested in humans within 3-5 years.
By changing practices spanning ordering, transport, and storage of blood, an academic medical center reduces blood use by 30 percent and saves $2 million.
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for purpura, a skin condition that appears as small purple spots just beneath the surface of the skin.
Our taste in music comes from our cultural exposure, not from a natural human tendency to prefer one sound over another, say researchers.
Children's expectations of when or if they will marry, particularly if they will marry young, are heavily influenced by the experiences of their mothers.
Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria.
A sprinkle of cinnamon on your breakfast could be the difference between being a good learner or a bad learner, mouse study concludes.
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.
A landmark study shows that stand-up comedians are more likely to have a premature death than comedy actors or dramatic actors. Why is this the case?