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Skin cancer had a higher incidence among men taking PDE5 inhibitors but the link may not be causal. Instead, it may be linked to other factors.
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It fits inside your vagina and covers your cervix. Find out how the diaphragm works and how effective it is.
Medical News Today: 'Lack of high-quality evidence' supporting benefits of medical marijuana, study finds
A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.
A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.
A commission reports that climate change is inextricably linked with public health, and that tackling climate change presents an opportunity to improve public health worldwide.
Medical News Today: Diets high in fat, sugar may reduce cognitive functioning by altering gut bacteria
Researchers from Oregon State University found that mice fed diets high in fat or sugar experienced gut bacteria changes associated with reduced cognitive functioning.
Although women with lupus have previously been advised against becoming pregnant due to health concerns, a 10-year study finds that outcomes are mostly positive.
A new review from a group of veterinarians discusses how stress can arise in domestic cats and outlines ways to prevent and reduce it.
Diabetics could one day be using smart skin patches with tiny, painless needles that detect changes in blood sugar and give appropriate insulin doses instead of insulin injections.
Yogurt is a simple pleasure packed with nutrients, good bacteria, and is a great way to boost protein levels. However, do all yogurts prove to be a healthy choice? MNT finds out.
Researchers have identified a gut microbe - called Akkermansia muciniphila - associated with better metabolic health and leanness among overweight or obese individuals.
New estimates suggest that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Experts state population-based strategies to reduce risk factors are required.
A review of 36 studies looking at online harassment and bullying among children finds evidence of a strong link between cyberbullying and depression, with girls being most at risk.
While many studies have suggested global warming may reduce cold-related death rates in winter months, new research claims this is unlikely to be the case.
Researchers have found that electromagnetic interference from smartphones can - albeit infrequently - interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and ICDs.
Doctors from the University of Iowa have pioneered a procedure that allows patients to try out pacemakers before deciding whether to have them permanently installed.
The US regulator gives the go-ahead for a device that helps people who are blind perceive visual images captured by a sunglasses-mounted camera using their tongue.
When exercise is taken in short bouts over the day, high intensity is better than moderate intensity at improving markers of health in teenagers, study finds.
Medical News Today: Certain multiple myeloma patients likely to benefit from panobinostat combination
A new clinical trial indicates panobinostat combined with bortezomib and dexamethasone shows promise in treating patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
Dozens of diseases can be better understood, including age-related ones, after researchers analyze the genetics of some 110,266 older Californians.