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A new study suggests the general public are unaware they are being exposed to airborne ultrasound, which could have important health implications.
People pick up sounds that represent feelings such as sadness and anger faster than words that express the same emotions; and sadness lingers longer than happiness in the brain.
Water births are controversial due to safety concerns, but research suggests they are no more risky than other types of delivery.
Brain scans found that children with a family history of depression - who are at high risk for the condition - have similar brain activity to adults with depression.
Five people - including two former employees of drug giant GSK - have been charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets and commit fraud.
After conducting a review of animal and human studies into anxiety, fear and stress, researcher found chronic stress and anxiety increases risk of depression and dementia.
A new study finds that greater total parental debt is linked with poorer social and emotional well-being in children, but that the association also varies by type of debt.
A new study finds that the genetic drivers of colorectal cancer in older patients differ to those of younger patients - and may pave the way to improved treatments.
In contrast to previous findings by gun lobbyists, 60% of Americans say they would buy a smart or childproof gun. Smart technology could save many lives if applied to guns.
Researchers found that female mice exposed to DEHP - a chemical found in food packaging and other plastics - gained weight, an effect that was mediated by a hormone imbalance.
Learn about phencyclidine, the hallucinogenic drug that is commonly known as PCP. This article details its effects on the body and the health risks associated with its use.
Research into autism as a symptom of other genetic disorders sheds some light on the molecular mechanisms behind the pervasive and elusive condition.
Doping in sports is a big issue. What is it and what is being done to stop it? This spotlight looks at some of the issues, including gene doping and blood boosting.
A UCLA researcher has developed an interactive chart that shows how a person is likely to die at a certain age, based on their current age, gender and ethnicity.
How do the flashing lights and music that are synonymous with casinos affect risky decision-making involved with problem gambling? A new 'rat casino' model explains how.
A large-scale study and analysis by the American Heart Association charts the impact of dietary fats on global heart health for the first time.
Using 3D models of their interaction with TB bacteria, scientists gain new insights into old drugs that may potentially restore their potency - even against resistant strains.
Researchers find a biomarker that predicts which patients with stage 2 colon cancer - where it has spread to nearby tissue but no further - may benefit from post-surgery chemo.
A safe, effective and sustainable source of omega-3, the genetically modified plant Camelina sativa, could help to produce enough of the beneficial oil to meet everyone's needs.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. We highlight the symptoms women need to look out for when it comes to cervical cancer and the importance of screening for the disease.