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A new study reveals how scientists have used an optogenetic method to create artificial links between unrelated memories in mice. The team says it could lead to ways to treat PTSD.
A British girl with the rare genetic disease progeria - which causes a child to age at up to 10 times the normal rate - has died at the age of 17.
Taking certain fish oil supplements or eating herring or mackerel may increase the risk of chemotherapy resistance for cancer patients, a new study suggests.
Encouraging results from a 'first-in-people' trial have led the FDA to approve the phase 1 clinical study of an experimental, personalized anticancer vaccine.
Researchers from Japan have created a head-mounted navigational device that they say helped blind rats find their way through mazes almost as well as normal-sighted rats.
A new observational study suggests that passive exposure to bleach at home could be linked to higher rates of childhood infections such as flu and tonsillitis.
A new study finds that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier than patients without a history of alcohol dependence.
Medical News Today: DNA blood test 'more accurate for detecting Down syndrome than standard methods'
A study led by UCSF researchers finds a cell-free DNA blood test is more accurate for detecting Down syndrome in early pregnancy than standard techniques.
Inventors have been trying - and failing - to boost walking efficiency using wearable contraptions for over 100 years. Now, a team believes they have finally cracked it.
Whether you are buying, selling or asking for a pay rise, the words you use in your negotiation could affect the outcome, according to a new study.
Researchers working on a way to stop dengue virus transmission using a bacterium that infects mosquitoes have developed a computer model to help plan control measures.
Being exposed to domestic violence or other adverse experiences during childhood may increase a child's risk of developing asthma, according to new research.
Medical News Today: Ex-military personnel who serve less than 4 years 'are at increased risk of suicide'
Personnel who separate from military service after a short period are at increased risk of suicided compared with peers who serve for 4 years or longer.
According to a new study of circadian rhythms, staying up late is linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, reduced muscle mass and sarcopenia.
A 10th century potion from a manuscript of one of the earliest known medical textbooks has proved effective against the superbug MRSA, according to UK researchers.
For National Autism Awareness Month, we take a look at some of the most common misconceptions surrounding autism spectrum disorder.
Medical News Today: Eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide residue may affect sperm quality
A study finds an association between consumption of foods with high pesticide residue and low-quality sperm in men, but the authors urge caution in interpreting the results.
A new study finds that higher concentrations of ultrafine particles in urban environments - such as that which results from dense traffic - can alter heart function within minutes.
A new study conducted in Illinois finds that fatal car crashes involving alcohol fell 26% after alcohol tax rose in 2009. The reduction was even greater among young people.
Acetaminophen is ineffective for spinal pain in the lower back and has little value for hip or knee osteoarthritis, concludes a review of studies testing its safety and efficacy.