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Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Whether or not a parent chooses to vaccinate their child against HPV may depend on the language their child's physician uses to recommend the vaccine.
A mouse study reveals that hunger may be a stronger motivating force than a number of other driving states, including fear, anxiety, and social needs.
In a new study, researchers have identified nine NSAIDs that - at certain doses - may increase the risk of hospital admission for heart failure.
Scientists discover ultrasmall cancer-targeting nanoparticles can kill cells without carrying drugs; they use surrounding iron to trigger cell death.
Headaches are among the symptoms some women report during menopause. Learn more about what causes them, what other symptoms occur, and treatment options.
The full range of risk factors for MS are not yet known. Breaking research shows that one contender - level of physical exercise - seems unlikely.
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition.
The use of hormonal contraceptives was linked to higher risk of depression and antidepressant use in a new study, especially for teenage girls.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known as a cure for SCUBA divers with decompression illness, but it can be used for other conditions. Find out more.
By transferring genes into mammalian Müller glial cells, scientists turn them into stem cells that may replenish lost and damaged retinal neurons.
Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.
The effect of poverty on cognitive aging is clearer than many believed. It also appears to begin earlier in life than previously thought, too.
Breakthrough research has discovered that a cell that usually supports motor neuron function can become destructive and cause cell death in ALS patients.
Researchers have reviewed both statin and nonstatin therapies in an attempt to determine how they impact cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk.
Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms.
Scientists discover three factors common to HIV-infected people with broadly neutralizing antibodies that may be useful for vaccine development.
Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention.