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Researchers say their mouse study of salt content in high-fat diets highlights the effect noncaloric nutrients can have on weight gain.
Scientists have gained a better understanding of oligodendroglioma - a rare but particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. They have linked it to a genetic mutation.
Women who have more hot flashes during sleep are more likely to exhibit brain changes that reflect a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, according to a new study.
A new study suggests taking 75 milligrams of aspirin daily could reduce the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence, after finding it halted tumor growth in mouse models.
Following successful surgery in December, the recipient of a penis transplant is now set to become a father, reporting that his girlfriend is 4 months pregnant.
By reducing levels of a protein in brain tumor stem cells, scientists have been able to slow the rate of growth of one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.
The mechanism of forgetting is an important key to how we form memories, suggests a new study, which focuses on how sleep blocks that mechanism to facilitate memory retention.
Researchers find that overweight or obese postmenopausal are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer; a risk that appears unaffected by future weight change.
Have you ever awoken from sleep immobilized, unable to move your body or turn your head, short of breath with a feeling of pressure on your chest? Find out about sleep paralysis.
Special abilities of children with autism to search things out visually could offer diagnostic clues earlier on in life for those kids who could on to have developmental problems.
A CDC report reveals calls to US poison centers linked to synthetic marijuana use soared by almost 230% in January-May this year, compared with the same period in 2014.
A Canadian-led study reveals that a sexual assault resistance education program reduced the risk of completed rape by 46% for first-year female university students.
Major weight gain in pregnancy is linked to several conditions, but a new review suggests antenatal diet or exercise interventions prevent excessive weight gain and decrease risks.
In March, Apple launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework for researchers and developers. What effect might this have on medical research?
Past studies have linked excessive use of screen-based media to poorer health in children and adolescents. Now, a study adds poorer bone health to the list for teenage boys.
Researchers find that adults using proton pump inhibitors may be at an increased risk of heart attack compared with adults using other antacids.
An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper birth control device that is inserted into the uterus by a health care professional. IUDs are safe, effective and long-lasting.
A new study finds consuming half a handful of peanuts or nuts daily could reduce the risk of death from cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes, among a number of other conditions.
Azithromycin is recommended not to be used against extreme antibiotic resistance, but a new take on lab assessment of the drug counters this idea by finding it could actually work.
Researchers have discovered that diets with high and low glycemic index scores led to different symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in mice.