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Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.
Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests.
Scientists have successfully developed a prosthetic arm that is directly connected to the patients' nerves and muscles, allowing more stability and control than ever before.
A 2012 Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage. A new study suggests the majority of low-income adults support expansion.
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.