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Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.
A new study finds that kidney stones - a condition that affects around 1 in 10 Americans - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can give you a skin glow more attractive than that caused by tanning, according to a new study, and It is all down to carotenoids.
Colchicine causes mixed results in cardiac surgery patients - reducing the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome, yet increasing incidence of gastrointestinal intolerance.
Another study has questioned the benefits of vitamin D supplements, claiming they do not protect against heart attack or stroke, although they may prevent heart failure in seniors.
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.
Chronic alcohol abusers often claim to be in withdrawal to receive sedatives. But now, a new app can determine whose alcohol withdrawal tremors are real and whose are fake.
Recently, surgeons experimented with using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as a surgical training aid. What other benefits may gaming technology have for surgery?
The genomes of Ebola currently raging in West Africa likely began with one leap to humans, and differ from genomes of previous outbreaks by over 300 mutations, says a new study.
A new study finds that MS patients consuming moderate to high intakes of salt are four times as likely to have worse symptoms than those patients consuming less salt per day.
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.
By tagging cells in the hippocampus and amygdala with a light-sensitive protein, researchers claim they have been able to alter the emotional associations of memories in mice.
Lycopene, an antioxidant abundant in tomatoes, could reduce cancer risks for men who consume over 10 portions a week, according to a new study.
Infants whose parents are attentive to their babbling sounds are likely to demonstrate greater advances in language development, according to a new study.