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What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what are the causes of breast dimpling? Learn how to find dimpling of the skin and how it is treated.
New research shows that trauma affects the brains of girls and boys in opposite ways. Scientists hope the findings will lead to better treatments for PTSD.
Researchers find chemicals in marijuana called cannabinoids activate specific receptors in mitochondrial cells of the hippocampus to cause memory loss.
A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria.
Researchers found people with Alzheimer's who consumed probiotics every day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive functioning.
Improved treatments for TB and other resistant infections may lie in developing new antibiotics that attack a previously untargeted bacterial enzyme.
Learn about the causes of vomiting blood and the symptoms that may accompany it. How is a cause be diagnosed and what treatment is available?
Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour.
Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance.
New research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic.
A new study examines the levels of vitamin D in the blood of patients at the time of breast cancer diagnosis and correlates it with survival rates.
A preliminary study found that a compound in licorice called isoliquiritigenin reduced the production of sex hormones in ovarian follicles of mice.
Scientists identify TRAP1 - a protein that regulates energy production in cells - as a driver of prostate cancer and a potential target for treatment.
Learn about excessive sweating in male and female cancer patients and what treatments are available. Also learn about other causes of night sweats.
Despite previous conflicting messages from healthcare professionals, new research suggests statins are beneficial for cardiovascular patients.
What is the prostate gland and what is the prostate exam? Learn about the different tests commonly used to examine the prostate and why they are used.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include physical and mental disabilities. New research finds a way to predict the extent of the damage at an early stage.