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Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke.
Recommended amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of death from all causes and cancer that is linked to alcohol consumption, study finds.
The nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
How much influence do your gut bacteria have on your state of mind? Perhaps more than you think, according to research into the microbiome-gut-brain axis.
To minimize risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths, the optimal gestational age for delivery of twins in two-placenta pregnancies is 37 weeks, says study.
Papillomas are benign lumps that may cause problems in some locations. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatment with this article.
Cesarean birth may be associated with higher risk of obesity in children and is significant in families when compared with siblings born by vaginal birth.
A new Cochrane Review suggests vitamin D supplementation - alongside standard treatment - could reduce the likelihood of severe asthma attacks.
Researchers find a brain circuit involved in reward response - the ventral segmental area - also plays a key role in sleep preparation.
There has been a rise in the number of Americans choosing to go gluten-free, even though the prevalence of celiac disease has remained steady, study finds.
Discovery of molecular mechanism may explain how inflammation leads to benign prostatic hyperplasia and improve response to androgen-targeted therapies.
Nasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.
Sexual intercourse in older adults is widely accepted to be a healthful pastime. New research shows that this might not be the case for both genders.
Two trials have found that giving benralizumab injections over the course of a year may reduce the frequency of asthma exacerbations in severe asthma.
At the dining table, babies determine food selection based more on social cues, rather than nutritional ones. Findings have implications for policymakers.
A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.
Using EEG recordings, a new study shows that the more languages we learn, the faster the brain circuits that code new information are formed.
Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Learn about different simple remedies here.
People who have low levels of the trace mineral selenium in their blood may be up to 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer, a new study finds.
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.