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Adults who are HIV-positive may find that their immune system does not recover as effectively during treatment if they have insufficient vitamin D, a new study shows.
A new study finds that fingerprick blood test results can vary from drop to drop and suggests at least six to nine drops should be combined for consistent results.
Research has shown that users of exclusively smokeless tobacco have higher exposure to some tobacco constituents, including one carcinogenic substance, than smokers.
Medical News Today: Study identifies social, practical barriers to exercise for heart failure patients
Lack of social support and practical barriers to exercise - such as financial issues - are preventing heart failure patients from reaping the benefits of exercise programs.
To date, more than 1 million people have been 'tasered.' A new report raises concerns over the Taser's potentially lethal effect on the heart.
What is happening in week 18 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a sweet potato and is capable of both yawning and kicking.
Researchers found that a drug used to treat alcoholism - disulfiram - awoke dormant HIV in patients with the virus, bringing a cure one step closer.
Giving antibiotics early to children prone to respiratory diseases after a cold has been shown to reduce the severity of disease, but raises issue of antibiotic resistance.
Shorter lengths of a fold in the brain are linked to higher likelihood of hallucinations in people diagnosed with schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Doctors have completed the most extensive face transplant to date, giving a 41-year-old man injured as a firefighter in 2001 a new face from a 26-year-old donor.
A study that offers new insights into how fat cells use nutrients to make fatty acids could lead to better drug targets to treat diabetes and obesity, the researchers say.
Therapeutic hypothermia - cooling the core body temperature - has been used in cardiac arrest involving shockable rhythms, but it can also help in cases with non-shockable rhythms.
Find out the effects and the hazards associated with ketamine, a drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and as a hallucinogenic recreational drug.
A new, large-scale study finds that drinking up to five cups of coffee per day might see a decrease in suicide, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and more.
Individuals infected with both latent TB and a form of parasitic worm are at increased risk for severe TB. Now, a new study sheds light on the mechanisms behind this link.
An intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for UTIs has been deemed effective and opens new paths for future initiatives.
Loss of sense of smell could help to detect onset of Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia; neurological changes reflect this effect.
Johns Hopkins doctors reveal how they successfully treated a 2-year-old American child with a rare form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, though it was not without its challenges.
By uncovering the role of cyclin - a protein that drives the growth of the malaria parasite in mosquitoes - scientists hope to pave the way to new treatments to defeat the disease.
A mouse study of an improved gene therapy suggests it shows promise as a treatment for cystic fibrosis, but there is still a long way to go before it can be tested in humans.