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Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual gender of her child.
A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
A new systematic Cochrane review analyzes existing studies on the benefits of yoga for reducing chronic, non-specific lower back pain.
Bone fractures do not heal well in people with diabetes. A new study of mice suggests a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells may offer a solution.
What are ADHD and ADD, and what are the signs and symptoms of both? Learn about how ADHD and ADD are diagnosed and treated and when to see a doctor.
Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia?
New research gives hope to women who have tried to get pregnant but have had recurrent miscarriages. Progesterone may play a crucial role.
Although it is common knowledge that stress impacts cardiovascular health, the mechanisms at work have remained a mystery. New research gives fresh clues.
Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid - found in chicory - has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.
New study finds that nearly all countries would find a soft regulation strategy to cut salt intake by 10 percent over 10 years to be highly cost effective.
Learn about the different types of white blood cells, their responsibilities, what a high level can indicate, and other imbalances of white blood cells.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed?
Researchers have identified specific bacteria in the female genital tract that may increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV by fourfold.
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.
Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play.
Essential oils have many uses but how might they help with ADHD? In this article learn what essential oils are and lifestyle changes that may support ADHD.
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.