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Obesity causes premature aging that can be measured in the cells. Breaking research set out to see whether bariatric surgery could reverse this process.
High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.
Poor nutrition or stress during pregnancy could influence lifelong attributes of offspring in adulthood and could explain heritability of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers find that between 2010-2013, states that had legalized the use of medical marijuana saw a fall in prescription drug use.
Research on centenarians shows that the extra years lived are mostly healthy years - with illness often arriving decades later than in younger seniors.
A new study from universities in Sweden and Germany finds that carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice.
Stomach viruses and food poisoning cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference with this article, as well as how to prevent both conditions.
Concussions affect millions of Americans each year. New research provides further insight into concussion’s impact on the white matter of the brain.
Study examines effect of obesity on progression and treatment response in most common form of pancreatic cancer in animal models and samples from patients.
While consumers rate some sunscreens highly, researchers say many of these products do not currently meet American Academy of Dermatology guidelines.
An analysis of global data shows while deaths from many infectious diseases dropped over the period 1990-2013, viral hepatitis deaths have risen steadily.
A new relationship between mutations in specific DNA repair genes and metastatic prostate cancer is found. A new approach to treatment may be on the cards.
Mosquito bites can irritate but they can also spread infectious diseases such as Zika and malaria. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Researchers have created a genetic risk score that has the potential to pinpoint which adults are at high risk of Alzheimer's from the age of 18.
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury.
Everyone is different. Now, advances in genetics and technology are taking scientists one step nearer to achieving a personalized approach to medicine.
A new, simple screening tool promises to help emergency departments decide if a case of fainting heralds a serious condition or if the patient can go home.
Itchy skin is a common condition. We take a look at some of the most common causes of itches, including dry skin, eczema, and allergies.
A recent large-scale survey investigating cannabis use in 18 countries finds that mixing it with tobacco lessens an individuals motivation to quit.
Learn all about sore throats. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a sore throat, along with home remedies and prevention tips.