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The odds of severely obese people achieving normal weight are as great as 1 in 1,290, say the authors of a new study, concluding that current weight-loss programs are ineffective.
Across three counties in Pennsylvania, areas with high fracking density also had higher rates of hospitalization, according to the results of a study.
Misidentification of edible wild mushrooms is common say researchers who describe a case of a woman whose liver failed after eating foraged wild mushrooms she thought were edible.
Breakthrough study shows existing malaria drugs directly activate the brain receptor Nurr1 and significantly reduce Parkinson's behavior in rats without inducing dyskinesia.
Screams have a special acoustic property that draws the attention of the brain's fear response, scientists have found by analyzing a series of recordings.
Two doctors have taken to The BMJ to debate the merits or otherwise of homeopathy, arguing whether it helps patients or could be harmful.
Miniature brains grown in the lab by stem cell scientists have provided a new approach toward understanding brain development and disorders like autism and schizophrenia.
People who suffer night sweats or sleep hyperhidrosis will often wake in the night to find their sleepwear and sheets drenched. Although annoying, night sweats are often harmless.
A new study has revealed smartphones can now be used to detect symptoms of depression. Scientists believe they can identify people suffering from the illness with 87% accuracy.
We take an in-depth look at the best ways to treat sunburn and investigate a number of myths associated with this uncomfortable condition.
Although no link was found between cancer and extended sitting time among men, a new study suggests women who spend a lot of time sitting may be at risk.
An experimental wound-repairing hydrogel looks promising after lab and animal tests show it has the appropriate elasticity and flexibility to stem bleeding and help regrow tissue.
A new study shows how scientists used two complementary cell reprogramming methods to create mutation-free lines of stem cells from human patients with mitochondrial diseases.
Researchers found variations between African-American and European-American patients in how Alzheimer's disease makes changes in the brain.
What is happening in week 3 of your pregnancy? It is possible to 'feel' that you are pregnant soon after you have conceived, but there are very few expected symptoms at this stage.
A new study finds that adults who had psychiatric problems as children are at greater risk of health, legal, financial and social problems.
Researchers investigating the impact of wildfires in Australia find an association between exposure to wildfire smoke and incidence of cardiovascular health events.
A new report has revealed HIV/AIDS may be fully eradicated by 2030. United Nations 'Millennium Development Goals' set 15 years ago have been achieved 9 months ahead of schedule.
In a new study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, breast cancer survivors gained 3.6 lb more weight over 4 years compared with cancer-free women.
A new study suggests that taking a combination of antidepressants and common painkillers could increase the risk of bleeding inside the skull.