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A new study suggests human population density and green vegetation cover in Ebola-affected African regions are factors in helping the virus spill over from animals to humans.
Two new drug compounds that target estrogen signaling and inflammation and were tested successfully in mice and human cells show promise as a treatment for endometriosis.
Researchers find that using a new high-sensitivity blood test with gender-specific diagnostic thresholds could improve the rate of heart attack diagnosis among women.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing copper, including preventing neutropenia and osteoporosis, and maintaining collagen and elastin.
Medical News Today: You only hurt the one you love: the presence of a romantic partner 'intensifies pain'
Doctors often recommend that partners be present if a patient is going through a painful medical procedure. However, a new study finds their presence may make pain worse.
A new study suggests that sitting and exercise are distinct factors in terms of health outcomes. The authors recommend that everyone reduce their sitting time by 2-3 hours a day.
Many recent studies suggest that the irregular hours of shift work can have a negative impact on workers’ health. We have a look at why this could be and what can be done about it.
Good news for coffee drinkers; consuming four cups a day could reduce the risk of melanoma skin cancer by 20%, according to a new study.
After successfully transplanting kidneys and liver cells from a newborn baby into two other patients - a first for the UK - doctors praise the extreme generosity of the parents.
Exercise sharpens young adults' brains by increasing oxygen to the frontal brain says new research showing it is not just older adults whose brains benefit from physical activity.
According to a new study, moderate drinking - up to seven small glasses of wine per week - may offer more protection against developing heart failure than abstinence from alcohol.
Although the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection for infertility has doubled between 1996-2012, it is no more effective than conventional IVF, according to new research.
A new study suggests that demographic factors such as race, ethnicity and income are more significant risk factors for asthma than physical surroundings.
Helicobacter pylori is a gut bacterium responsible for more than 80% of stomach ulcers. But a new study finds that for women, it may have a protective effect against MS.
About 20% of American youths are eating pizza on any given day, a meal which accounts for up to 26% of their total calorie intake and 24% of their daily fat intake.
Men and women are more likely to take up new healthy habits and drop unhealthy ones if their partner also makes a positive health behavior change, says a new study.
A small trial shows drinking a glass of beetroot juice a day lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension, while drinking nitrate-free beetroot juice does not.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between TV advertising of alcohol and onset and severity of drinking among adolescents.
Most people know anesthesiologists manage patients on the operating table - but many may be surprised by the list of other expert specialties in anesthesiology. Find out more.
Medical News Today: Regular group walking linked to reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and depression
Regular group walking was found to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI, body fat, resting heart rate and depression in a new study of more than 1,800 adults.