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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.”
Researchers conclude new study should serve as “further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”
Medical News Today: Starting football before age 12 linked to poorer memory, thinking in NFL players
A new study found former NFL players who began playing before the age of 12 performed much worse in memory and thinking tests than those who started playing after this age.
Recently, we looked at a study that showed napping improves babies' learning skills. Now, a new study explains the mechanism behind this sleep-learning association.
Researchers who tested upwind and downwind air at cattle feedlots found evidence to support the idea that antibiotic resistance is transmitted through the air from farms.
For the first time since June 2014, new Ebola cases in West Africa have fallen to below 100, prompting WHO to declare the fight now shifts from slowing to ending the epidemic.