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Two UK military health care workers have been transported back to England from Sierra Leone after becoming exposed to Ebola via needle-stick injuries while treating patients.
Lesions can be early signs of pancreatic cancer, but taking biopsies to test them is very dangerous. Now, scientists may have discovered potential biomarkers of high-risk lesions.
Researchers report that rates of suicide rose sharply to a 30-year high in Greece following the introduction of further austerity measures.
A survey of almost 10,000 adolescents in Norway correlates time on electronic devices with poorer bedtimes, times taken to fall asleep, times in bed and sleep durations.
Medical News Today: A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'
Children may be over four times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 6 years if they have four or five early-life risk factors linked to obesity, a new study finds.
In a new study, researchers from the CDC find that more than 70% of commercial meals for toddlers contain too much salt, while many other foods and snacks contain too much sugar.
Clinical experts have urged for a dramatic reduction in the consumption of added sugars, calling for more restrictive dietary guidelines to tackle rising levels of diabetes.
Medical News Today: Neurosurgeons avoid brain surgery, conduct unnecessary tests 'out of lawsuit fear'
The results of a new survey find that neurosurgeons operate in a climate of fear from potential malpractice suits, with 80% admitting to practicing defensive medicine
Researchers discover that a gene responsible for waste recycling in cells is underexpressed in triple-negative breast cancer. They suggest it could be a new target for therapy.
HIV therapy does not reach reserves of the virus lying dormant in infected white blood cells, where experts say clues may lie to curing, as opposed to just controlling, infection.
Medical News Today: 'Visceral fear stops many attending cancer screening' - even those who wished to go
A number of different forms of fear affect the uptake of cancer screening, according to a large analysis of people invited for colorectal cancer testing.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing iodine, including preventing goiter, hypothyroidism, and mental deficiency and quadriplegia in newborns.
Previously dismissed as an unimportant protein, the first details of TSPO's molecular structure suggest its potential as a target for future anti-anxiety drugs.
Researchers from Cornell University say they reduced blood glucose levels in diabetic rats by up to 30% using a 'friendly' bacteria commonly found in the human gut.
Researchers form the UK found that having a conversation with a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls reduced pain and anxiety for patients undergoing varicose vein surgery.
More than 100 children in the US have developed a form of paralysis, cases of which coincide with outbreaks of enterovirus. Now, a new study suggests a link between the two.
Between 1987 and 2012, researchers estimate that organ transplants have saved almost 2.3 million years of life in the US, but they believe donor shortages are hindering progress.
The new study comes after a previous meta-analysis described Tamiflu as having “small, non-specific effects on reducing the time to alleviation of influenza symptoms in adults.”