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New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.
New research suggests the pigment that gives vegetables and plants their vibrant color may improve cognitive function in elderly adults.
New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.
Researchers reveal how the cancer drug sunitinib may reduce muscle weakness for patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy.
A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.
Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions.
What are the symptoms of scalp psoriasis? Learn about the causes, risk factors, and triggers for scalp psoriasis and its connection to hair loss.
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.
Using artificial intelligence and brain-scanning techniques, a team of international researchers may have found a way to unconsciously reduce fear.
Despite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.
Viagra - a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction - has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.
By stripping the Zika virus of structural genes, researchers create versions to help develop vaccines and therapeutics without using infectious virus.
What is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes? Learn about six useful steps that may prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
What is the prostate gland and how can prostate cancer affect sexual behavior? Learn how to manage your sex life after prostate cancer and its treatment.
New study says there is sufficient evidence that marijuana lowers dopamine levels in the brain, which may explain why some users experience mental illness.
New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.
What is the diagnosis and outcome of dementia? Learn about treatment option changes over time and what living with dementia in later stages may be like.
Researchers find that patients with coronary heart disease who have higher levels of pessimism are more likely to die from their condition.
How do carbohydrates affect diabetes and is eating rice healthy with diabetes? Learn about the nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice.
New research suggests male brains activate more areas of the brain and use more resources when switching between attention objectives.