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A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.
Medical News Today: Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study
A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.
Undue influence by the sugar industry on US dental health policy has been alleged as part of an investigation into insider documents from the 1960s.
Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.
An analysis of blood samples from US Marines led to the discovery of genetic markers associated with PTSD that are linked to the innate immune system and interferon signaling.
People taking the smoking cessation drug are advised to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink until they know how Chantix affects their capacity to tolerate alcohol.
Researchers have identified a new class of drugs - senolytics - that dramatically reduced the effects of aging in mouse models. The team says the drugs show promise for human use.
A new study has identified a naturally occurring protein in the brain that suppresses binge drinking behavior. The protein could form the basis of new drug treatments.
A new study shows that organ-on-a-chip methods could soon offer more accurate, faster and cheaper ways of testing the safety and effectiveness of new drugs than using animals.
A new study suggests narcolepsy is caused by an autoimmune process that triggers loss of cells that maintain the delicate equilibrium between sleep and wakefulness in the brain.
New data show rural areas suffer proportionally more suicide among young people than urban areas. Reducing gun access, doctors argue, at least by safe storage, could cut the toll.
Eating a vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by 22%, with a pescovegetarian diet alone almost halving risk of the disease, according to a new study.
Researchers have demonstrated that group decision-making is affected by equality bias, whereby individuals underestimate or overestimate their own competency at forming judgments.
Researchers have found that administering a nasal spray containing oxytocin led to men consuming less calories in a subsequent meal than those who received a placebo spray.
Canine scent detection may be a noninvasive, inexpensive diagnostic technique for thyroid cancer, a new study claims, after a dog was able to detect the disease in human urine.
By accumulating 'sleep debt' throughout the week, we put ourselves at increased risk of obesity and metabolic problems, according to new findings presented at ENDO 2015.
Medical News Today: New insights into brain inflammation may explain residual disability after stroke
A protein that is only present in damaged brains and absent from healthy brains persists in stroke patients' brains long after the event and may explain residual disability.
A 20-year study of older married couples finds that risk of widowhood went up when a spouse fell ill, but the risk of divorce only went up when a wife became ill.
A new study finds women who have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer - such as a father, brother or son - may be more likely to develop breast cancer after the age of 50.