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One injection of a type of insulin that activates itself when blood sugar is high kept blood sugar levels normal for at least 14 hours in mice with a form of type 1 diabetes.
A new study finds that the unwanted side effects of antibiotic use are broader and more complex than previously thought, especially in the way they disrupt friendly gut bacteria.
Researchers say past studies are likely to have overestimated the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption through weak adjustment of confounding factors and use of poor controls.
Specific study into the outcomes of certain drownings in children given prolonged resuscitation suggests no benefit of carrying on after 30 minutes, contrary to current thinking.
Between 2000 and 2011, global unemployment accounted for approximately 45,000 deaths by suicide every year, according to new research.
Mercury exposure - even at levels considered safe - may raise the risk of autoimmune diseases in women of reproductive age, according to new research.
Although scientists have been increasingly moving away from the theory that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, a new study finds evidence to support this hypothesis.
Researchers claim that their findings represent a “significant breakthrough” in the study of serotonin, psychiatric drugs and asthma.
Humans crave fatty foods because they are calorie-dense - a survival advantage inherited from early man. Now, a new study shows cooking unlocks calories in fat-rich foods.
A new study shows organs vary in their ability to carry out a type of DNA repair, with the brain having none at all. This could help explain causes of dementia and memory loss.
New research into the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections also suggests that vaccination for the human papillomavirus is unlikely to promote unsafe sex.
Some 40% of the 57 clinical trials receiving official FDA action up to 2013 involved 'falsification' - yet there is 'no mention' of concerns in the published journal literature.
A new study finds women who have a heart attack may experience higher levels of mental stress than men, which could worsen their recovery from the condition.
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plague, focusing on bacterial DNA, climate change and rodent immunity.
A new paper demonstrates how MS is driven by an inflammatory process that turns into a neurodegenerative cycle in the late stages of the disease.
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.
Modifiable factors such as awkward postures, fatigue and distraction can increase odds of acute episodes of low back pain, say researchers.
A new study finds men who are attractive are more likely to be selfish and less favorable of equality, which researchers say fits with people's perceptions of good-looking males.
The identification of eight physical signs associated with death within 3 days for patients with advanced forms of cancer could help with clinical decision making and patient care.