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Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.
Smoking has long been known to increase risk of cardiovascular events; however, until now, the mechanism behind its deadly effects were not known.
Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.
A new study unveils a possible reason why men sleep better than women, and it suggests that women should leave the night shift to the men. Find out more.
Researchers have created a new imaging tool that can monitor activity in the amygdala - a brain region - and teach people to control emotional response.
A study of the 3-D composition of snail venom yields clues on how to alter insulin molecule to speed up cell signalling and make it act much faster.
There are a number of steps, including both lifestyle measures and drugs doctors can provide, that can help to lower blood pressure. Learn about six here.
The relationship between the meaning of a word and the sound it makes is considered to be arbitrary. A large-scale analysis puts this assumption in doubt.
People judge how drunk they are and the associated health risks based on how drunk they think others around them are, according to Cardiff University.
Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Composition of the gut microbiome of infants has been found to match the likelihood, or not, of developing asthma and allergies later in life.
One of the largest studies of its kind - with data on over 347,000 individuals - has uncovered 31 new gene regions linked to blood pressure.
Should you pick up that piece of food that just fell on the floor? Belief in the 5-second rule would say yes, but researchers tell a different tale.
PCOS is a disorder that causes an imbalance in female sex hormones. Learn about how it can affect fertility, along with other symptoms and treatment.
Children born during World War I whose fathers were injured or killed in action were found to have shorter lifespans in a first-of-its-kind study.
Study shows revonedistat, a drug already in testing, blocks a protein that melanoma and other types of cancer cells rely on to replicate at great speed.
Researchers have discovered a gene called TNFR5 that overexpresses in response to high levels of fat and sugar, destroying insulin-producing beta cells.
In a global insight survey observing the state of confidence in vaccines across 67 countries, Europe was the region most skeptical about vaccine safety.
A groundbreaking study by the University of Exeter has found that the number of calories burned while at rest drops by up to 500 calories during puberty.
Alcoholism is a condition that has plagued mankind for millennia. Research investigating a subset of amygdala neurons might hold the solution.