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Schizophrenia is not an individual condition but is made up of eight genetically distinct disorders, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.
A link has been found between husband's marital quality and wife's satisfaction in the marriage; if a wife reports low marital quality, the husband also has lower marital quality.
Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma.
A new study suggests the reason some older people with brain deposits of Alzheimer's protein do not develop dementia is because their brain works around the damage.
Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians.
Researchers from the UK find that swapping driving for walking or cycling is accompanied by a boost to psychological well-being, on top of the well-known health benefits.
Medical News Today: Small cell lung cancer: chest radiotherapy 'prolongs survival, reduces recurrence'
Chest radiation therapy, in combination with standard treatment, may reduce recurrence and prolong survival in patients with small cell lung cancer, according to a phase 3 trial.
A new study claims belly dancers are more likely to have a positive body image because they are less focused on how they look and more focused on the activity itself.
Sharing painful experiences may boost social bonding and make us stronger, according to a new study led by the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Women who do not come to terms with their unsuccessful fertility treatment have worse long-term mental health than women who are able to let go of wanting to have children.
Individuals who feel socially disconnected have a greater desire to form social relationships, so are more likely to see inanimate faces as being alive, a new study suggests.
A new, 'first of its kind' study on nicotine addiction claims to have measured similarly quantified reward-response behaviors across humans and rats.
Though it has nothing to do with astrology, researchers say the time of year a baby is born can affect the pace of his or her motor development.
Children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at the age of 12, according to a new study.
Helping employees stay at work during a depressive illness by restructuring hours and tasks may be better for them and their employers than taking sickness absence, says new study.
A small study finds migraine sufferers who learned and practiced mindfulness-based stress reduction had fewer, less severe headaches than those who received standard care.
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.
Scientists have discovered a way to successfully 'reset' human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state, potentially opening more doors to regenerative medicine.
The discovery of two new gene mutations implicated in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy may offer a potential new drug target for this disease.