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Researchers have found that children prescribed courses of antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis than children who did not receive these drugs.
A breakthrough study identifies a promising antimalaria drug that acts in a new way against several stages of the Plasmodium parasite's life cycle.
Researchers find a gene that codes for an enzyme that is involved in energy production in cells is mutated in a fast growing cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.
Cigarette manufacturers have targeted young women emerging into adulthood, who are more likely to be very light smokers, finds a study.
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school.
A new study sheds light on the actions of a small pool of expert witnesses testifying against dying cancer patients filing lawsuits against tobacco companies.
Exercising 300 minutes a week, compared with half that amount, has benefits for body fat and postmenopausal breast cancer, suggests trial.
Medical News Today: Key protein pathways critical to Ebola virus can be blocked, according to new study
By focusing on the host cell than the virus, scientist have successfully blocked the protein pathways the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells.
Researchers have found delivering electromagnetic pulses to patients with tinnitus could be an effective method of treating this disruptive symptom.
Multiple malaria infection could make mosquitoes more dangerous, suggests a new study, finding that the insects can carry and survive greater infection loads.
Eating out at restaurants and fast-food outlets alike results in consuming around 200 more calories a day than eating at home, according to the results of a new study.
The odds of severely obese people achieving normal weight are as great as 1 in 1,290, say the authors of a new study, concluding that current weight-loss programs are ineffective.
Across three counties in Pennsylvania, areas with high fracking density also had higher rates of hospitalization, according to the results of a study.
Misidentification of edible wild mushrooms is common say researchers who describe a case of a woman whose liver failed after eating foraged wild mushrooms she thought were edible.
Breakthrough study shows existing malaria drugs directly activate the brain receptor Nurr1 and significantly reduce Parkinson's behavior in rats without inducing dyskinesia.
Screams have a special acoustic property that draws the attention of the brain's fear response, scientists have found by analyzing a series of recordings.
Two doctors have taken to The BMJ to debate the merits or otherwise of homeopathy, arguing whether it helps patients or could be harmful.
Miniature brains grown in the lab by stem cell scientists have provided a new approach toward understanding brain development and disorders like autism and schizophrenia.
People who suffer night sweats or sleep hyperhidrosis will often wake in the night to find their sleepwear and sheets drenched. Although annoying, night sweats are often harmless.
A new study has revealed smartphones can now be used to detect symptoms of depression. Scientists believe they can identify people suffering from the illness with 87% accuracy.