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Psychological tests to measure emotions around food show that vanilla makes people feel happy, and surprising tastes can change a person's mood.
To coincide with World Diabetes Day, health experts from Europe call for increased focus on healthy eating and exercise to lower diabetes risk.
The first clinical trial of uterus transplantation in the US will be conducted by Cleveland Clinic, after the hospital received approval from its Institutional Review Board.
Mystery continues to surround chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, but biological evidence of the disease is slowly emerging.
Apathetic people may have more active pre-motor cortexes, suggests a new study, which researchers say is the first evidence of a biological basis for apathy.
The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, recovered, then fell ill again, has made a full recovery and is well enough to return to Scotland, say her London doctors.
Mouse study shows that attaching an engineered liposome to natural killer cells enhances their ability to trigger cell suicide in cancer cells within tumor-draining lymph nodes.
Spending on public health is down 9.3% since 2008; increasing amounts are spent on treatment while spending on prevention is falling, according to a new study.
A new CDC report finds that, although smoking rates in the US have hit an all-time low, such rates vary significantly by insurance coverage.
New research into potassium levels in type 2 diabetics could yield a simple dietary intervention to protect the cardiovascular systems and kidneys of patients.
Young Americans who become involved in the justice system are more likely to die early, especially if their interactions become complex, involving incarceration.
Medical News Today: Self-adjustable eyeglasses: how one man's vision is helping others to see better
Prof. Joshua Silver - creator of the first fluid-filled self-adjustable eyeglasses - talks to us about his plans to correct the vision of 1 billion of the world's poorest people.
Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who do not respond well to medication may benefit from exposure therapy, suggests a new study.
US regulators have approved a drug combination - vemurafenib (Zelboraf) and cobimetinib (Cotellic) - for advanced melanoma that shows great promise in extending patients' lives.
A new study reveals it is not necessarily abundant microbe populations in the gut that ensure good health, but also minority species that have a disproportionate influence.
fMRI brain scans show coordination patterns which are the same in healthy people and those who will gain consciousness soon, but different in those who will remain in a coma.
Researchers assessing the effect of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy against depression conclude that the therapy offers little or no benefits.
In this article, find out about different types of burns and how to treat children who experience them, along with measures that can be taken to help prevent burns occurring.
Debate over the use of biological versus mechanical valves in aortic replacements has raged for years. New research adds fuel to the fire.
A new study in mice has found that certain antibiotics worsen MRSA infections, prompting researchers to call for clinical studies.