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Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, claim the human body harbors an average of five harmful viruses, including human papillomavirus and herpesvirus.
As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, we look at the core messages on dementia and risk reduction presented in Alzheimer’s Disease International's 2014 report.
Although uncommon, researchers have found that some women who have breast implants develop a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A new study provides clues as to why this is.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have conducted an analysis of 13 consumer wearable activity monitors to see how they compare with clinical recommendations.
It is usually weeks before patients using antidepressants see improvements in symptoms. But a new study claims a single dose can trigger brain changes within 3 hours.
Is your partner conscientious? If so, you are more likely to achieve success in the workplace, according to a recent study published in Psychological Science.
Using innovative new molecular tools and a 'designer' virus, scientists have successfully toggled on and off a region of the brain responsible for deep sleep in mammals.
Fusing anti-inflammatory drugs with antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage shows promise as a targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse study.
A study finds that chemotherapy shrank melanoma tumors more in mice that exercised during their treatment compared to mice that did not exercise.
Medical News Today: Angelina effect: health news of celebrities 'has long-term effects for public health care'
After Angelina Jolie's announcement of a double mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation last year, researchers say genetic testing referrals more than doubled.
A new study of national data finds that state-by-state variations in gun death rates are driven by a complex relationship of race, gun legislation and policing strategies.
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that controls the processing of that which is experienced as disappointment, with implications for the treatment of mood disorders.
A new molecule, UM171 - dubbed 'the first of its kind' by the scientists who have discovered it - may allow umbilical cord stem cells to multiply, enabling more transplants.
A study claims the structural integrity of white matter in the brains of older adults is dependent on their time spent sedentary, as well as their engagement in physical activity.
Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods.
Lamprey are primitive, jawless fish that occupy a key place in the vertebrate evolutionary tree. Now a study of their genes reveals insights into the origins of the human brain.
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.
Artificial sweeteners are often recommended to aid weight loss and help manage type 2 diabetes. But a new study suggests they could actually have the opposite effect.
Numerous studies have linked PTSD with increased obesity risk, now a new study may explain why. Researchers found that women with PTSD have a higher prevalence of food addiction.
New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life.