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Early trial results show autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has helped patients with multiple sclerosis walk again. Could we be on the verge of a cure?
A new study linking frequent social media use with sleep disturbances introduces important clinical implications for the health of young adults.
Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of fine particle air pollution - especially in the third trimester - are more likely to give birth prematurely, new study finds.
Recordings of 3D movements in real time of early tumor formation reveal that specialized cancer cells extend cellular cables to actively reel in both cancerous and healthy cells.
Depression is more likely to be inherited from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or fathers to either gender, says MRI-based research into brain structures.
The full truth about copper bracelets, including magnetic ones. What is the evidence for their benefits, why are they used and why do people say bracelets help with arthritis pain?
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet identified inflammatory brain changes among people with Alzheimer's-related gene mutations 20 years before estimated symptom onset.
Recently published research elucidates an unexpected connection between a high-fiber diet and maintaining a healthy set of lungs.
An epilepsy drug - phenytoin - reduced nerve damage by 30% in people with optic neuritis, a new study found, bringing us closer to a neuroprotective drug for multiple sclerosis.
Nicotine patches, varenicline or a combination of the two are used to help people quit smoking, but findings question whether they are really worth the cost, time and trouble.
Although current clinical guidelines advise against caffeine to prevent cardiac disturbances, a new study suggests regular caffeine consumption does not produce extra heartbeats.
A new study shows it takes at least 9 months for breast cancer survivors' immune systems to recover following chemotherapy, leaving them vulnerable to common infections.
Type 1 diabetes treatment by implantation of insulin-producing pancreatic cells is hampered by the threat of immune rejection. Putting the cells in capsules could overcome this.
The same genes may underline cognitive function as are responsible for a number of illnesses, suggesting that low cognitive function could indicate disease risk in later life.
The main role of the lungs is to transfer life-giving oxygen into our blood supply. However, as we shall learn, there is even more to the lungs than this vital task.
An artificial pancreas involving a smartphone and complex algorithms could remove the need for type 1 diabetics to self-medicate multiple times a day.
High school students who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to take up conventional smoking 1 year later, concludes a new study.
Hookahs are gaining popularity among young people, but hookah bar employees end their shift with high levels of toxins and markers indicating a risk of heart and lung disease.
Researchers estimate that around 1 in 50 16-year-olds have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting 6 months or more, highlighting how common the disorder is in this age group.
A new study conducted by environmental scientists looks into the lead content of hazardous paint on children's playgrounds and provides a word of warning to parents.