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A new study challenges the traditional view that our genes come only from our ancestors - it seems we may have acquired some from micro-organisms via horizontal gene transfer.
Experts believe a tobacco-free world could be achievable in less than 30 years time with the help of governments, international agencies and civil society.
Researchers forecast that the toll of measles could be as bad as that of Ebola after the disruptive effect of the crisis on vaccination programs in west Africa.
The cognitive function of older adults with profound hearing loss significantly improved after undergoing cochlear implantation, according to a new study.
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's 'breakthrough:' noninvasive ultrasound technique restores memory in mice
A noninvasive ultrasound technology cleared beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's mouse models, restoring their memory to healthy levels, a new study reveals.
Although drinking water is overlooked as a way of keeping healthy, many people forgo its benefits every day. We take a look at how drinking enough water helps the kidneys function.
Medical News Today: Mental and physical exercises may protect against cognitive decline in the elderly
A comprehensive intervention targeting the most important risk factors for age-related dementia has proved successful at reducing cognitive decline in seniors.
A new study of mice shows that head-direction cells in the brain - which act like a compass - are as electrically active during sleep as they are when the animals are awake.
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.
A new study has demonstrated that older people who remain physically active could be protecting themselves from brain damage associated with movement difficulties.
Just 13.4% of all clincal trials that must give results to the public registry did so within the required 12 months, shows an analysis of the 5 years since a new transparency law.
Una protuberancia localizada en el abdomen o en la ingle, causada por una hernia es un problema común que puede a menudo ser inofensivo y no manifestar dolor.
An analysis by MIT researchers finds that the 2014-15 swine flu outbreak in India may have been caused by a more virulent strain than the outbreak of 2009.
The tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut have some important implications for health, but do you know what they are? We investigate.
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.
A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.
Medical News Today: Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study
A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.
Undue influence by the sugar industry on US dental health policy has been alleged as part of an investigation into insider documents from the 1960s.
Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.