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A study has identified that many people are running the risk of depression and anxiety by staying silent about hearing difficulties.
A study investigating the prevalence of sexual text messaging among adults reveals that the practice is commonplace within committed relationships.
Scientists working on a bacterial enzyme that seeks out and destroys nicotine before it reaches the brain say it shows promise as a drug to help people quit smoking.
Researchers reveal a compound used at crime scenes to identify blood traces - called luminol - may also be effective for killing the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
A new study of over-the-counter bodybuilding supplement use has found that many men who use these products are concerned with how often they use them.
A new study has revealed fewer than 1 in 5 schools in the US start at the recommend time of 8.30 am. By starting school too early, students are not getting enough sleep.
Medical News Today: Topical drug leads to complete remission for some patients with rare skin lymphoma
Researchers reveal how a topical drug called resiquimod led to total remission for some patients with a cutaneous T cell lymphoma - a rare skin lymphoma.
Researchers find older brains take much longer to clear amyloid beta 42, the toxic protein that is the main ingredient of the plaques that clog up the brain in Alzheimer's disease.
A new study suggests that antioxidants in the diet could preserve the function of the thymus - an organ crucial to the immune system.
Excessive alcohol use can lead to an increased risk of several serious health problems. MNT finds out what the top 10 health risks of chronic heavy drinking include.
Study using mouse model of MS suggests a high intake of salt may be a risk factor for the disease, depending on genes and gender, with females at greater risk in one genetic group.
Researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called UBE3A cause autism, and reveal that some existing drugs hold promise for treating the condition.
A high-GI diet has been previously linked to health problems. Now, a new study has revealed the diet can increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women.
In the wake of America’s proposed Clean Power Plan, we take a look at the effects that fossil fuels and renewable energy sources can have on health.
Over 30% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive longer than 10 years, according to a new study, with many of these patients considered high risk of dying from the disease.
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have investigated the influence that stress can have on self-control, examining the changes occurring in the brain that could contribute to this.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for a number of severe mental illnesses in which electric currents are passed through the brain to trigger a brief seizure.
A study finds chronic insomnia patients may get better treatment response and lower incidence of side effects if they use smaller and fewer doses of sleep drugs plus placebos.
New research finds people with poor planning, problem-solving and reasoning skills - known as executive function - may be at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.