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A new study that takes the experience of elite athletes who have a diet high in nitrates shows there are benefits for people with heart failure, too.
New research suggests the link between stress and Alzheimer's may be driven by a stress hormone that boosts production of an Alzheimer's-related protein in the brain.
A new meta-analysis suggests that napping for longer than an hour and excessive daytime sleepiness could be linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Children of mothers who experience chronic stress in pregnancy may be at higher risk for dental caries, new research finds, particularly those of mothers with low income.
A meta-analysis of 88 studies, covering nearly 6 million participants, provides new evidence of a link between smoking and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have found that a new imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging can show when high blood pressure causes early damage to neural pathways in the brain.
Leptospirosis is a common disease among poor populations in tropical countries, but awareness is limited. A new report reveals the size of the problem and calls for action.
A new study suggests Tai Chi may benefit older individuals with certain comorbid conditions, such as breast cancer, osteoarthritis and heart failure.
A new study finds that consuming caffeine in the evening delays the body clock by 40 minutes, with implications for jet lag and sleep disorders.
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.
Researchers have identified a protein that triggers regeneration of heart muscle cells, embedding it into a patch that they say can repair heart damage caused by heart attack.
Researchers of a new study find that the nutritional properties of three dietary patterns could have a protective role against depression.
A new meta-analysis draws together results from 18 studies to find a possible link between being overweight or obese and brain tumor.
Medical News Today: Trial review confirms common antidepressant is 'unsafe and ineffective' for teens
From a reanalysis of original trial data from 2001, researchers find the antidepressant paroxetine and the higher dosage drug imipramine are no better than a placebo.
A new study suggests bovine leukemia virus presents higher odds for human breast cancer than obesity, alcohol consumption or postmenopausal hormones.
The rate of nearsightedness is increasing, especially in Asian countries. Now, new research suggests outdoor activities might help prevent the condition in children.
A new study suggests yoga may lead to improvements in physical and mental wellbeing for individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Exposure in the home to insecticides from sprays and foggers puts children at unnecessary risk for cancer development, a new study of previous research suggests.
Antibacterial soaps are purchased by millions of consumers, who expect them to 'kill more germs.' But are they really more effective than plain soap?
Researchers find nearly 1 in 5 senior high school students report using a hookah to smoke tobacco in the past year, with more than a third deemed regular users.