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A new study that investigates how the walkability of a community impacts on cognitive ability suggests more 'mentally complex' neighborhoods help keep the mind sharp.
WHO issue a new protocol for the safe burial of people who die of Ebola virus disease that respects family needs and religious rites while also reducing risk of transmission.
A new study identifies a molecular starting point for the onset of pancreatic cancer, offering an early treatment target for a disease that is usually spotted too late.
A new study has identified physicians as key when it comes to explaining how tobacco use can cause bladder cancer, and they could help cancer survivors quit smoking.
Earlier this year, we reported on the creation of 'see-through' mice. Now, Japanese scientists have developed a similar technique to allow whole-organism imaging of mice.
Cigar smoking exposes users to similar types of toxic and carcinogenic substances as cigarette smoking, according to a new study led by a researcher from the FDA.
Medical News Today: Meditation, group support linked to cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors
Mindfulness meditation or group support may offer cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors, according to new research; the activities could prevent telomere shortening.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo find that compassion for one person may lead us to become aggressive toward another on their behalf, and it may be down to hormones.
A study of older people - average age 65 - published in The Lancet shows that having a sense of meaning and purpose is linked to longer lifespans.
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.
Researchers studying infected camels have found that they emit the MERS virus from their nostrils, making them the prime candidate for spreading it to humans.
Our genes influence what type of bacteria we have in our gut, and this abundance of bacteria may affect our weight. These are the findings of a new study published in Cell.
Studies into a presumed link between milk consumption and cancer incidence in Western countries have been inconclusive. A new study investigates the issue using a novel approach.
Researchers are developing a device that does more than count circulating cancer cells - it sorts them into type and identifies which have the greatest potential for tumor spread.
In a new study, researchers say it is possible to make dopamine cells from embryonic stem cells and transplant them into the brain, paving the way for a new Parkinson's treatment.
In a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome, scientists claim to have found evidence that brain aging can be postponed if the mice are fed a high-fat diet.
For the first time, researchers from the UK have used genetic sequencing to decode a sample of Shigella flexneri bacteria recovered from a soldier who died of dysentery during WWI.
Through discovering how to cultivate norovirus in human cells, researchers will now be able to work toward developing medicine to treat the contagious virus.
A new study reveals that a vaccine for hepatitis C - delivered in two doses 8 weeks apart - generated strong immune responses in volunteers, protecting them against the virus.
November is COPD Awareness Month. We look at a recent study that suggests some COPD patients have been neglected in research and ask: does stigma prevent patients accessing care?