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A new miniature, wireless device that provides optogenetics nerve stimulation has been created by scientists, opening the door to new research in neuroscience.
The FDA have approved the first ever drug to treat low sexual desire in premenopausal women. Flibanserin - brand name Addyi - will be available from mid-October.
A new UK-based review reports that using e-cigarettes is around 95% less dangerous than smoking traditional tobacco products and can help smokers quit smoking.
Researchers have developed a fast paper-strip test that differentiates between Ebola, yellow fever and dengue. Designed for use in the field, it requires no power or running water.
A study of high school students finds that e-cigarette users were more likely to start using combustible tobacco products over the following year.
What exactly is a bee sting, and what should you do? Find out how to manage the reaction at home - or when to call for medical help. And where on the body is a sting most painful?
Researchers have worked out why cancer cells migrating to bone express a certain protein; it activates another protein that helps them alter bone tissue to suit tumor growth.
New research in The BMJ has linked light to moderate drinking with greater risk of specific cancers, including breast, liver, colon and oral cancers.
A new study reveals how microbes in pregnant women who went on to give birth prematurely are different to those in women who gave birth full term.
According to new research, four or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival among patients with stage 3 colon cancer.
Researchers describe two approaches they say could prevent HIV infection by targeting proteins in semen called amyloid fibrils that boost transmission of the virus.
In a bid to improve the care of the elderly and bed-ridden, researchers have developed a diaper sensor that alerts caregivers by SMS to inform them when the napkin needs changing.
New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.
Venom experts have developed a new, practical and efficient technique for extracting the venom of deadly box jellyfish for use in the development of new medicines.
Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories.
A new study has revealed how playing Tetris for just a few minutes a day can help reduce the feeling of cravings, such as those for food, cigarettes and alcohol.
Women who work more than 40 hours weekly and lift heavy loads regularly may take longer getting pregnant, finds a new study of more than 1,700 nurses.
A new systematic review of current literature on violent video game use has indicated that it is linked to aggressive behavior and decreased empathy.
A new healthy aging study finds that men with higher intelligence scores in early adulthood were also more likely to have better physical performance in midlife.