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In Southern California, children both with and without asthma now have fewer bronchial symptoms, correlating with a drop in air pollution levels,
Using two different lab models of fetal brain formation - neurospheres and organoids - researchers show the Zika virus kills brain cells and impairs growth.
Genome screening of nearly 600,000 healthy adults for 874 mutations finds 13 who despite carrying genes for severe childhood diseases never developed them and grew up healthy.
Aspirin has been reaffirmed as effective against cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for people aged 50-69, as long as the patient is not at risk of bleeding.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring hormone that, to date, is not well-understood. This article discusses its role in health and illness.
Medical News Today: Neanderthal extinction may have been result of humans bringing diseases out of Africa
A new study suggests some infectious diseases are older than we thought, were carried out of Africa by modern humans and may have contributed to the demise of the Neanderthals.
Music is known to relax the mind, but can the changes be measured at a concert? For the first time, alterations in stress hormones have been documented at a live music event.
How much you earn and where you live affects how long you will live, and the gaps are growing between the richest and the poorest, says a study based on data for 2001-2014.
A new study finds that job seekers who smoke are less likely to find re-employment and, if they do, they will make $5 per hour less than their nonsmoking counterparts.
A new study suggests there may be a link between Zika virus and an autoimmune condition that affects the brain in a similar way to multiple sclerosis.
By reprogramming stem cells into platelet precursors faster and more efficiently than ever before, researchers take a key step toward mass production of platelets for transfusion.
Midwives and obstetricians can experience secondary trauma when a mother or infant experiences harm during childbirth, whether due to an error or unavoidable circumstances.
A new study challenges the long-held view that scar-forming cells block nerve cell regrowth across the spinal injury site by showing they could actually be necessary for repair.
Learn all about psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance that can be obtained from certain types of mushroom, commonly referred to as 'magic mushrooms.'
Researchers found that cancer patients who are married are likely to live longer than those who are unmarried, but they say this is not largely down to greater economic resources.
By blocking a molecule linked to age-related diseases, low doses of the mood-stabilizing drug lithium increased the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 18% in a new study.
Attending a rock concert or festival with loud music can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, but wearing earplugs during the event can reduce the risk.
New research investigates the surprising interaction between the muscular contractions of our heart and feelings of familiarity. Physiology is stranger than fiction.
Restaurants are starting to offer lower calorie meals for children and choices with more nutritional value, but kids' meals still contain too much sodium and fat.