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Scientists have discovered a potential 'obesity gene,' according to a new study. When this gene was silenced in mice, a drastic reduction of white fat followed.
Medical News Today: Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease.
Researchers found that people who followed the Southern diet had a 56% higher risk of heart disease than those who ate such foods less frequently.
A new study proposes a way to halt Ebola and Marburg viruses is to block their entry into host cells - where they replicate - with a class of drugs already in common use.
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.
A drug that has been used for decades to treat liver disease could be used to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers testing the drug on fruit flies.
Medical News Today: Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'
Two new studies suggest a shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses is less toxic for breast cancer patients than the conventional longer courses at lower doses.
A new study claims greater support should be provided for offenders after release from prison as a way of reducing their risk of suicide.
Researchers find that anticholinergics - drugs used to treat a range of common complaints from bladder problems to insomnia - could delay the recovery of brain injury patients.
A study conducted at a tertiary care cardiology center has found that many patients at high risk of blood clots are not being prescribed recommended treatment.
A new systematic review has been published in which researchers assess the relationship between religion and spirituality and the wellbeing of patients with cancer.
Researchers from Ohio State University found the brains of people with epilepsy respond differently to music, suggesting music could be used to help treat the disorder.
A study has identified that many people are running the risk of depression and anxiety by staying silent about hearing difficulties.
A study investigating the prevalence of sexual text messaging among adults reveals that the practice is commonplace within committed relationships.
Scientists working on a bacterial enzyme that seeks out and destroys nicotine before it reaches the brain say it shows promise as a drug to help people quit smoking.
Researchers reveal a compound used at crime scenes to identify blood traces - called luminol - may also be effective for killing the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
A new study of over-the-counter bodybuilding supplement use has found that many men who use these products are concerned with how often they use them.
A new study has revealed fewer than 1 in 5 schools in the US start at the recommend time of 8.30 am. By starting school too early, students are not getting enough sleep.
Medical News Today: Topical drug leads to complete remission for some patients with rare skin lymphoma
Researchers reveal how a topical drug called resiquimod led to total remission for some patients with a cutaneous T cell lymphoma - a rare skin lymphoma.
Researchers find older brains take much longer to clear amyloid beta 42, the toxic protein that is the main ingredient of the plaques that clog up the brain in Alzheimer's disease.