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Two new studies find that a high number of adults engage in sex with new partners while traveling abroad, but few of them do so safely.
Compared with text-only warnings, pictorial warnings on cigarette packages are more likely to encourage smokers to quit, new research shows.
Children born late, at 41 weeks of gestation, may have a higher level of cognitive functioning overall but a greater chance of physical problems.
Stem cell transplantation restored the motor function of stroke patients in a new clinical trial, with some patients even regaining the ability to walk.
A new study suggests a man who is viewed as having low levels of masculinity can change such perceptions just by applying deodorant.
A review of studies on anxiety disorders across the world has found that women, young adults, and people with other conditions are at the greatest risk.
Shift work is known to disrupt the internal body clock. New research suggests this can worsen stroke outcomes, particularly for male shift workers.
Researchers show that the protein CXCR2 helps pancreatic cancer evade and then exploit the immune system, and blocking it stops tumors spreading in mice.
A mathematical model that replicates electrical activity in the uterus during a contraction could one day help predict if a woman's labor will be preterm.
Giving up nicotine is a difficult task. New research shows that, for female smokers, quitting in sync with their menstrual cycle might help.
Study finds drug approved to treat metabolic acidosis intravenously might serve as an aerosol to reduce airway surface liquid acidity in cystic fibrosis.
A study that followed older adults finds those whose diet had the most fiber had the best odds of remaining disease- and disability-free 10 years later.
A new device dramatically reduces the time physicians take to diagnose heart attacks by detecting proteins in the blood stream following a heart attack.
What are the most common causes of severe knee pain? This article examines a number of them, including trauma and tissue disorders such as arthritis.
A brain enzyme that protects against oxidative stress may also protect against protein clump formation - a key player in neurodegenerative disease.
As the population ages and cancer treatment improves, the number of survivors skyrockets. Are current medical and psychological support networks adequate?
Adults who have dementia but who have not been formally diagnosed are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities than those with a diagnosis.
If something goes wrong with the feet, it is often a sign of a more serious problem. Find out what your feet say about the health of the rest of your body.
A new study uncovers a genetic mutation that causes multiple sclerosis, removing doubts that certain forms of the disease are inherited.
Find out all you need to know about the early symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as what can be done to treat this condition.