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Researchers have found that measuring changes in levels of a specific protein in the blood could detect twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as conventional screening methods.
Women treated in the emergency department for acute asthma are 60% more likely to be hospitalized than men, according to a new study.
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds children whose parents have a history of sleepwalking are up to seven times more likely to sleepwalk themselves.
A light-sensitive protein from the retina of the eye, melded to an opioid brain receptor, has induced reward-stimulation in mice - raising early research hopes for safer drugs.
In Lancet Psychiatry, the co-founders of a new initiative to address mental health issues through rap music analyze psychiatric themes in the lyrics of rapper Kendrick Lamar.
The number of babies born with symptoms of drug withdrawal almost doubled between 2009 and 2012, finds a new study, and rates were highest in areas with high opioid use.
New research suggests that jobs involving high levels of mental challenge could offer protection against decline in thinking and memory in old age.
Medical News Today: Condom use higher in young HIV-positive women with gender-equal views, study finds
A study of more than 500 HIV-positive adults from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa finds women with greater perceptions of gender equality are more likely to use condoms.
A new study recommends swapping a sugary drink per day for water or unsweetened tea or coffee in order to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Windpipe disease, which has a high failure rate from conventional treatment, has been overcome for three babies fitted with groundbreaking 3D-printed airways.
The CDC reveal that a small outbreak of plague last year was caused by a dog infected with the disease - the first report of such an incidence in the US.
A new study suggests that people at risk for obesity and metabolic disease could be identified using a simple urine test to detect telltale metabolic patterns.
A new study reveals the mechanism through which the early embryo receives glucose and other nutrients before it is large enough to have a direct blood supply from the mother.
Distinct changes in telomeres - protective caps on the ends of our DNA strands - in the blood can predict cancer years in advance, says a new study.
Analysts calculate that a reduction in alcohol-fueled car crashes by almost 50% during 1984-2010 added $20 billion to the American economy through job creation and improved income.
Medical News Today: Left ventricular assist devices may reduce health, cognitive function for some patients
Left ventricular assist devices may lead to reduced health and cognitive function for some heart failure patients, according to the results of two new studies.
Medical News Today: Researchers trigger out-of-body illusion to unravel human perceptions of self-location
By inducing an out-of-body illusion in healthy adults, researchers have identified brain activity responsible for encoding our perceptions of body location.
A survey of 133 countries conducted by the World Health Organization finds that only 34 countries have compiled a national action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance.
We take a look at the aspects of working in a traditional office environment that could be harmful to your health and what can be done to reduce these risks.
A new study finds that women diagnosed with luminal A breast cancer have a 30% reduced risk of the cancer returning if they have a history of breastfeeding.