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Find out all about the signs and symptoms of influenza, the seasonal respiratory illness that is commonly referred to as flu. Flu is most common between December and February.
No test as yet can detect early-stage Parkinson's disease, but a salivary gland biopsy procedure could provide an accurate and timely diagnosis.
Obesity and ADHD have been found to coincide in females, says a new study that has followed participants from 1976-2010, suggesting a need for greater awareness of the risks.
A gene called C4 plays a key role in schizophrenia development, new research finds, representing the first ever study to shed light on the biological origins of the mental illness.
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.
Researchers say there is no proof low-dose radiation from medical imaging causes cancer and urge we throw out the old, unproven theoretical model that makes people think otherwise.
Using a model of melanoma plus a fluorescent tracer, scientists image live zebrafish over time to visualize the origin and spread of cancer from its birth as a single cell.
New research shows that Alzheimer's disease and brain injury share a common feature: amyloid plaques. This discovery could open up new paths of investigation into both fields.
The kidneys are essential for balancing our internal environment. This article looks at what the kidneys do, how they are affected by illness and how to keep them healthy.
Sunscreens that block harmful rays also prevent vitamin D creation, leaving many people deficient. A new sunscreen will soon be on sale that both protects and enables vitamin D.
A new study highlights the dangers of consuming more than two energy drinks per day, with patients presenting to the hospital with palpitations and chest pain.
Growing up with parents who are depressed can have a negative impact on school grades for children up to the age of 16 years, but intervention could help to mitigate the effects.
For many years, the brain and immune system were thought to function entirely separately; recent work proves that they are intimately interwoven. Stress truly can make you sick.
A hormone that regulates body weight is less efficient in women's brains than in men's, a new study finds, making it harder for women to lose weight.
New research finds wearing antiperspirant or deodorant has a strong effect on armpit bacteria, laying the groundwork for further studies to investigate the health implications.
A pooled analysis of data from studies published to date finds that increasing coffee consumption may substantially reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis.
A compound called ampakine has reversed dendritic retraction in rats' brains, leaving them better able to function cognitively than untreated rats.
Radon is naturally occurring and radioactive. It can accumulate in buildings and is the second biggest cause of lung cancer. Where does it come from? And, what can we do about it?
Analyses of paintings of Michelangelo suggest his hands were affected by degenerative arthritis, but continuing to work may have kept them mobile.
Past research has linked benzodiazepines - drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia - to increased dementia risk for seniors, but a new study has found no such association.