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A doctor treated for acute Ebola virus disease he contracted at a treatment center in Sierra Leone was found to have viable virus in the fluid inside an eye months after recovery.
In chronic pain, nerve cells continue to send pain signals to brain even in absence of injury. Now, a new study reveals how dopamine-containing cells may contribute to this state.
A new study looks at the risk factors behind a previously reported association between childhood cancer treatment and obesity in later life.
Many adults in the US are not getting the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, according to the CDC, with no increase in such rates since 2010.
Enhancing a profile picture on an online dating site may boost attractiveness, but it also influences how trustworthy a person is perceived to be, according to new research.
Frequent use of emergency rooms does not mean patients are a nuisance, say authors of a study finding high numbers of emergency hospital visits are linked to a doubled death risk.
New research finds that statins appeared to slow prostate cancer progression in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. However, further studies are required.
A series of essays written by leading global health experts discuss the West African Ebola epidemic and consider whether it might rejuvenate global health security.
Moving to a neighborhood that is socioeconomically deprived has been linked to weight gain in a new study, suggesting neighborhood deprivation may be a risk factor for obesity.
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, the share of highly educated women who are childless into their mid-40s has decreased significantly over the last 2 decades.
We report on the results of a clinical trial into a natural plant abstract to treat hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia
Researchers have patented a device that performs skin biopsies in under 5 minutes - instead of the usual 30 or more - without the need for local anesthesia or specialized staff.
The first field trial of a new malaria vaccine that uses two viruses encoding the malaria antigen to prime the immune system finds it is 67% effective against P. falciparum.
Any means of travel to work that does not involve using a car kept at home could help with weight loss, according to a study examining the BMI benefit in people who switched.
A new study by UC-San Diego researchers finds individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at higher risk for premature aging.
A survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds more than half believe miscarriage is rare - just one of many misperceptions people have about the condition.
A team of researchers have developed a smartphone microscope that could enable health workers to quickly detect parasitic worms in the blood of patients while working in the field.
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.
Medical News Today: Almost all parents of overweight children believe their children are 'the right weight'
A study reports that up to 95% of modern parents with overweight children think their child is the right weight, with the misperception more pronounced among low-income families.