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Google's 'wearable computer' has been on the market for less than 2 years. A new study reports the first evidence of addictive behavior associated with the device.
Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk.
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.
A new drug has been created that is activated by blue LED light, theoretically allowing type 2 diabetes patients to switch the drug on and off in the body.
Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.
A new study shows that more mental functions are impaired by damage to brain hubs - where several networks come together - compared with brain damage that is far from hubs.
A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer.
A new study has found that adults in the US may have developed far more diseases attributable to smoking than had been previously estimated.
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women.
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.
A new study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center finds that the effects of mental stress on the heart vary between men and women.
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.
A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.