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Medical News Today: 1 in 3 Dutch doctors 'would consider assisted death' for patients with dementia, mental illness
In Denmark, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is legal. A new survey of Dutch doctors reveals around 1 in 3 would help a patient with a mental illness or dementia to die.
A high-fiber diet may offer comparable health outcomes to the American Heart Association's diet while being easier to follow, according to a new study.
Researchers found that people who smoke a high-potency 'skunk-like' form of cannabis may be at much higher risk of psychosis than those who do not use the drug.
Researchers have found that, after an initial decline, sexual frequency for married couples increases after 50 years of being together.
After discovering a new family of bacteria that uniquely colonizes disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists are now investigating how to use them to fight the malaria parasite.
Researchers have discovered a therapeutic target for ovarian clear cell carcinoma, a subtype of ovarian cancer - an aggressive disease with very few effective treatments available.
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults.
Medical News Today: Frequent hot flashes, night sweats 'may last for at least 7 years during menopause'
Up to 75% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes and night sweats. Now, a new study finds many women may experience these symptoms frequently for at least 7 years.
For the first time, research has demonstrated that bacteria-influenced genetic traits can be passed from parent to child in a mouse model.
Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night.
Around 1 in 5,000 boys in the US aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, according to new estimates from a CDC-funded study.
Scientists reveal a variety of effects of climate change on different vector-borne diseases such as malaria, publishing ideas in a special issue of a journal of the Royal Society.
Researchers are developing a telescopic contact lens and glasses duo that lets wearers choose to see things either at normal or nearly three times normal size.
Scientists are developing a way to use satellite data such as rainfall, temperature, land usage and vegetation, to predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria and worms.
A newly identified recombinant variant of HIV progresses to AIDS much faster than other known versions of the virus, often before the patient knows they are infected.
Medical News Today: Low-fat, plant-based vegan diet 'may reduce heart disease risk' in obese children
Over 4 weeks, a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet was found to be more effective in reducing risk factors for heart disease in obese children than the diet recommended by the AHA.
A study has shown that people receiving acupuncture for lower back pain will derive less benefit from the treatment than others if they have low expectations.
Researchers identified marijuana in the urine of adolescents who had test findings consistent with narcolepsy, suggesting the drug could be linked to excessive daytime sleepiness.
A large survey of patients with lung or colorectal cancer suggests that if doctors involve them in decisions about treatment, they are more likely to be rated highly.
If you are one of the millions of people in the US trying online dating, read on. A new study reveals the best - albeit unexpected - ways to bag that first face-to-face meeting.