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New estimates suggest that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Experts state population-based strategies to reduce risk factors are required.
A review of 36 studies looking at online harassment and bullying among children finds evidence of a strong link between cyberbullying and depression, with girls being most at risk.
While many studies have suggested global warming may reduce cold-related death rates in winter months, new research claims this is unlikely to be the case.
Researchers have found that electromagnetic interference from smartphones can - albeit infrequently - interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and ICDs.
Doctors from the University of Iowa have pioneered a procedure that allows patients to try out pacemakers before deciding whether to have them permanently installed.
The US regulator gives the go-ahead for a device that helps people who are blind perceive visual images captured by a sunglasses-mounted camera using their tongue.
When exercise is taken in short bouts over the day, high intensity is better than moderate intensity at improving markers of health in teenagers, study finds.
Medical News Today: Certain multiple myeloma patients likely to benefit from panobinostat combination
A new clinical trial indicates panobinostat combined with bortezomib and dexamethasone shows promise in treating patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
Dozens of diseases can be better understood, including age-related ones, after researchers analyze the genetics of some 110,266 older Californians.
Medical News Today: HPV vaccine 'partly responsible' for dramatic fall in rates of precancerous cervical lesions
A CDC-led study finds rates of high-grade cervical lesions among young American women fell significantly in 2008-12, which may be partly down to the HPV vaccine introduced in 2006.
Researchers have created a fasting-mimicking diet that they found increased lifespan and healthspan of mice and reduced risk factors linked to cancer, CVD and diabetes in humans.
Following an analysis of historical polio epidemic data, researchers have found polio transmission can continue long after new cases of the virus have stopped being reported.
A new study has found a link between Parkinson's disease in Taiwanese patients and increased risk of 16 different cancer types, including colorectal, kidney, prostate cancers.
Doctors mistakenly diagnosing a deficiency of zinc are prescribing enough supplement to lead to zinc-induced copper deficiency, an audit of patient care suggests.