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Medical News Today: Warning images on cigarette packets 'raise young adults' knowledge about harms of smoking'
A new study finds young adults are more likely to understand the harms of smoking when shown image and text warnings on cigarette packets, compared with text-only warnings.
A multi-drug resistant form of the intestinal illness shigellosis is spreading in the US as sick travelers return to the country and pass it to others, causing repeated outbreaks.
By discovering vital clues on how common cancers hijack cells' mitochondria to favor tumor growth, scientists may have identified new targets for inhibitors that block the process.
In a landmark paper, scientists have learned of common genetic faults shared by prostate cancer tumors that could lead to new forms of treatment.
College students may realize that texting in the shower, during sex, or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it regardless, according to Penn State psychologists.
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds there is very little evidence to support the effectiveness of the majority of commercial weight-loss programs.
Medical News Today: Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals
Recent studies suggest that simplified antibiotic regimens may be able to treat bacterial infections in newborns and young infants as effectively as injectable antibiotics.
A new model for HIV progression finds that HIV spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is the key to staving off AIDS.
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.
A new study reveals how scientists have used an optogenetic method to create artificial links between unrelated memories in mice. The team says it could lead to ways to treat PTSD.
A British girl with the rare genetic disease progeria - which causes a child to age at up to 10 times the normal rate - has died at the age of 17.
Taking certain fish oil supplements or eating herring or mackerel may increase the risk of chemotherapy resistance for cancer patients, a new study suggests.
Encouraging results from a 'first-in-people' trial have led the FDA to approve the phase 1 clinical study of an experimental, personalized anticancer vaccine.
Researchers from Japan have created a head-mounted navigational device that they say helped blind rats find their way through mazes almost as well as normal-sighted rats.
A new observational study suggests that passive exposure to bleach at home could be linked to higher rates of childhood infections such as flu and tonsillitis.
A new study finds that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier than patients without a history of alcohol dependence.
Medical News Today: DNA blood test 'more accurate for detecting Down syndrome than standard methods'
A study led by UCSF researchers finds a cell-free DNA blood test is more accurate for detecting Down syndrome in early pregnancy than standard techniques.
Inventors have been trying - and failing - to boost walking efficiency using wearable contraptions for over 100 years. Now, a team believes they have finally cracked it.
Whether you are buying, selling or asking for a pay rise, the words you use in your negotiation could affect the outcome, according to a new study.
Researchers working on a way to stop dengue virus transmission using a bacterium that infects mosquitoes have developed a computer model to help plan control measures.