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A new study suggests that antioxidants in the diet could preserve the function of the thymus - an organ crucial to the immune system.
Excessive alcohol use can lead to an increased risk of several serious health problems. MNT finds out what the top 10 health risks of chronic heavy drinking include.
Study using mouse model of MS suggests a high intake of salt may be a risk factor for the disease, depending on genes and gender, with females at greater risk in one genetic group.
Researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called UBE3A cause autism, and reveal that some existing drugs hold promise for treating the condition.
A high-GI diet has been previously linked to health problems. Now, a new study has revealed the diet can increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women.
In the wake of America’s proposed Clean Power Plan, we take a look at the effects that fossil fuels and renewable energy sources can have on health.
Over 30% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive longer than 10 years, according to a new study, with many of these patients considered high risk of dying from the disease.
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have investigated the influence that stress can have on self-control, examining the changes occurring in the brain that could contribute to this.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for a number of severe mental illnesses in which electric currents are passed through the brain to trigger a brief seizure.
A study finds chronic insomnia patients may get better treatment response and lower incidence of side effects if they use smaller and fewer doses of sleep drugs plus placebos.
New research finds people with poor planning, problem-solving and reasoning skills - known as executive function - may be at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
A study has revealed there is no link between teenage marijuana use and the development of physical and mental health problems later in life.
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?
Researchers estimate that over the past 50 years, use of the birth control pill has prevented around 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer in high-income countries.
Researchers investigating the impact of music played in operating theaters has found that it can have a disruptive influence on communication between staff members.
Scientists are working on a biosensor that can be implanted into a tumor during biopsy to monitor levels of cancer biomarkers and send readings wirelessly for doctors to see.