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Evidence supporting the classification of excessive shopping as an addiction has been established, and a new seven-point assessment tool created.
People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into 'phubbing.'
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
How people perceive beauty is partly due to genetic factors, partly due to shared experience, but largely dependent on specific individual interactions, a new study finds.
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome.
A major study of 5.5 million men and women in Sweden shows a link between height and cancer risk - especially breast cancer and melanoma.
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.
The efficacy of psychotherapy against depression has been overstated by previous research due to publication bias, according to a new review.
Scientists have developed a technique to make cells that will produce insulin. They could eventually be used in transplants for people with type 1 diabetes.
A major study in the US finds that psoriasis and depression are linked, but the degree of psoriasis does not imply more severe depression.
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.
Implementation of 'golden hour' in Afghanistan saves US servicemen's lives. The mandate decreeing that transport to hospital should be halved significantly decreases fatality rate.
In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing.
Researchers have found that coating anticancer drugs in platelet membranes allows them to last longer in the body and target a range of different cancer cells.
Doctors have approved a clinical trial in which 10 British women will undergo womb transplantation in the hope the procedure will allow them to carry a child.
Grandmothers who smoke during pregnancy appear to be putting their grandchildren at risk of asthma due to genetic changes that result from environmental exposure.
Find out about the potential immediate and long-term benefits that come with delaying the time at which the umbilical cord is clamped following birth.
Just as psychological memory stores environmental and social information, scientists suggests that the immune system stores immunological information for future use.