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Contrary to a review from the World Health Organization in 2007, a new study finds no link between night shift work and increased risk of breast cancer.
New study shows how two species of gut bacteria boost the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide by activating anticancer immune cells.
Although the average lifespan of humans has steadily increased over the last century, new research shows there may be a ceiling on maximum age.
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.
Women may be at risk of remaining undiagnosed of Alzheimer's disease until more advanced stages of the condition due to their better verbal memory skills.
Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments.
Recognizing and reading faces is a natural skill that we all use many times a day without giving it a second thought. In reality, it is an incredible feat.
New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.
This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.
Medical News Today: Millions of children 'may not reach full potential' due to extreme poverty, stunting
Many children around the world are not fulfilling their potential because of a lack of nurturing care in the early years. Experts call for more support.
People with a gene defect have greater preferences for high-fat, but not high sugar foods, drawing a direct link between food choice and genetic variants.
A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.
A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.
A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.
Researchers have created two caffeine-based compounds that they say could halt the development of protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.