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Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.
A review of how mobile health technology affects cardiovascular risk finds there is not enough evidence to suggest it is beneficial, but its use is still encouraged.
Earlier this week, a collaboration was announced between the life sciences team at Google and DexCom to develop next-generation glucose monitoring products.
In a new study, researchers found over 70% of parents experienced a decline in happiness after the birth of their first child, which reduced the likelihood of them having more.
A new study has revealed cases of chickenpox have been drastically reduced since the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in 1995.
Using scans to look for brain biomarkers offers a way to select the most appropriate therapy for psychiatric disorders, study suggests.
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.
A new study finds that, contrary to current thinking - which maintains fibrin plays a key role in bone fracture healing - the protein is not actually required.
Patients who listened to music before, during or after surgery experienced a reduction in pain and anxiety after the procedure and were less likely to need pain medication.
Using frozen eggs rather than fresh eggs for in vitro fertilization is associated with lower live birth rates, according to new research published in JAMA.
In light of the news that Coca-Cola is funding an organization claiming that lack of exercise is the primary cause of obesity, we investigate the role of industry-funded research.
Medical News Today: Studies fall short on identifying best cleaning methods for preventing hospital infections
A systematic overview of studies researching cleaning methods in hospitals has revealed many of them fail to focus on how such methods impact patients' health.
A noninvasive test that analyses levels of limonene in the breath shows promise as a way to detect the early stages of liver cirrhosis, say researchers.
Although dietary guidelines recommend reducing saturated fat intake, a new review suggests saturated fat intake is not associated with greater risk of death or heart disease.
New research suggests gene therapy may improve survival of the 70% of patients with ovarian cancer that recurs after chemotherapy and is invariably fatal.
A new approach to IVF could be in the cards for older women, after researchers gain a better understanding as to why women aged 40 and older have poor IVF success rates.
Researchers have observed that patients whose low testosterone levels returned to normal with therapy also experienced a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.
Providing each office employee with a portable pedal device may increase physical activity, reducing the risk of sedentary-related health problems, according to new research.
Scientists have discovered a potential 'obesity gene,' according to a new study. When this gene was silenced in mice, a drastic reduction of white fat followed.
Medical News Today: Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease.