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Researchers have identified a high-risk version of gene that interacts with high estrogen levels in women, increasing the chance of heart disease.
Despite previous conflicting studies, new research finds that use of stored blood for transfusions after heart surgery is safe and does not influence patient outcomes.
The ACS have issued new breast cancer screening guidelines, starting with optional screening from 40, and including annual screening from 45-54 years.
Researchers have developed a test that can measure levels of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, which may help doctors identify embryos likely to lead to successful pregnancy via IVF.
New research reveals that diesel exhaust degrades 50% of the most common floral scents used by bees to search for flowers and could be contributing to the decline in pollinators.
Research comparing MRI scans taken 10 years apart reveals that men's and women's hearts change differently over time; for instance, men's tend to get heavier and hold less blood.
The American Academy of Pediatrics insist that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy in order to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
What is happening in week 15 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a navel orange and is developing its ability to breathe.
Scientists have stumbled upon a way to make leukemia cells kill each other, through the application of antibodies. In lab conditions, 15% of cells were killed in 24 hours.
Researchers suggests the risk of melanoma skin cancer may be predicted by the number of moles a person has on their right arm - a finding they say could be useful for doctors.