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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.
A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.
The glycemic index may not be a reliable measure of the rise in blood sugar levels after eating, as it varies widely between people and times of eating.
An in-depth review into the health outcomes of statin therapy suggests the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh the risks.
A septoplasty is a type of surgery performed to treat a nasal blockage. Learn about why they are carried out, what happens, and the alternatives.
Examining the nature of epilepsy drug interactions promises to help improve treatment. There are still many molecular mysteries to be solved.
A new therapy has been developed for stroke survivors to improve hand function using a glove to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the affected hand.
A man left paralyzed from a spinal cord injury has regained movement in his arms and hands as a result of a novel stem cell treatment.
Researchers find that food intake can have a positive or negative impact on infections, depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral.
Using atom probe tomography, researchers produce first ever 3-D nanoscale maps of composition and structure of mature human dental enamel.
Learn all about the symptoms and disorders associated with the monthly period. This article also looks at treatment for premenstrual symptoms.
Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke.
Recommended amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of death from all causes and cancer that is linked to alcohol consumption, study finds.
The nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
How much influence do your gut bacteria have on your state of mind? Perhaps more than you think, according to research into the microbiome-gut-brain axis.
To minimize risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths, the optimal gestational age for delivery of twins in two-placenta pregnancies is 37 weeks, says study.
Papillomas are benign lumps that may cause problems in some locations. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatment with this article.
Cesarean birth may be associated with higher risk of obesity in children and is significant in families when compared with siblings born by vaginal birth.