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A new review concludes that for the elderly, seasonal flu vaccines are effective against influenza during epidemic seasons and more seniors should be encouraged to have them.
A new study suggests that taking vitamin B and folate supplements does not lower the risk of memory loss, despite previous observational studies suggesting otherwise.
Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis linked to increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight
Children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to be delivered preterm and have a lower birth weight than children of mothers without the condition, a study finds.
Researchers have found that 23% of patients studied required at least one additional operation following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer.
In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.
Can our genes be controlled by the power of our minds? A new study that harnesses human brainwaves to control gene expression in mice suggests the answer is yes.
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.
To hold onto the gains made against Ebola, sponsors should be more flexible about allocating the resources they are now ploughing into Liberia, say humanitarian charity MSF.
Contrary to some previous studies, new research suggests that oral HPV can be transmitted through oral-to-oral and oral-to-genital contact with an infected person.
Researchers find insufficient and conflicting data to determine if popular Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and Zone diets are beneficial for both weight loss and heart health.
New research has found that the Tdap vaccine recommended to protect newborns from pertussis is not associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery or small birth sizes.
Some people with mild cognitive impairment go on to develop Alzheimer's. Now, a new study suggests that in these individuals, anxiety may speed up Alzheimer's onset.
The discovery of a new mechanism that encourages glucose uptake in brown fat is being described as a 'major breakthrough' that could result in a potential cure for type 2 diabetes.
A new study shows people who carry a particular version of the HLA-DRB1 gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever; their immune system can recognize the invading bacteria.
The American Gastroenterological Association Institute's new guideline summarizes extensive evidence-based literature on drug treatments for managing irritable bowel syndrome.