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New research has explored the relationships between sleep, pain, disability and depressive symptoms within osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
A new study claims cultural and historical factors over the past century, such as evolution of clothing trends and tanning perceptions, have contributed to rising melanoma rates.
Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Now, researchers have uncovered the protein's structure and how it works.
Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.
While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise over long periods can improve memory, new research suggests that resistance exercise may be even more beneficial.
People who have a tendency to experience delusions are more likely to make a decision without gathering all the information needed to ensure it is the best one, a new study finds.
A new study suggests that alcohol may make men more sensitive than women to rewarding social behaviors, such as smiling. Could this contribute to problem drinking among men?
In our follow-up to yesterday's Down Syndrome Awareness Month spotlight feature, we talk to some of the leading experts in Down syndrome research.
Scientists say they have traced the origins of the HIV pandemic, claiming it began in Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in the 1920s.
Would you swallow a pill with tiny needles? According to the developers of the new capsule, it could replace painful injections with no harmful side effects.
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.
A new study finds that men who drink five or more units of alcohol per week - a moderate amount - have lower sperm quality then men who drink between one and five units.
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.
A recent study found that around 30% of patients experiencing transient ischemic attacks went on to develop the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Medical News Today: Cognitive decline 'reversed with personalized treatment plan,' claims researcher
A researcher claims to have reversed cognitive decline in patients with memory loss through a novel, personalized treatment program incorporating diet and lifestyle changes.
As interconnected systems and devices are becoming more common in the world of health care, the FDA have released cybersecurity recommendations for manufacturers of such devices.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.
A new study by researchers in Sweden claims women who are anxious, jealous and moody during middle-age may be at double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study has suggested that being unable to identify odors could be a more effective indicator of mortality in older adults than cancer, heart failure or lung disease.