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A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections.
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic.
Exposure to organochlorines - chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s - in pregnancy may increase offspring's autism risk by 80 percent, study finds.
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.
Testing genetic diversity of Barrett's cells in food pipe could give early indication of which people with Barrett's have higher risk of esophageal cancer.
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites, including information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.
How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Antibiotics impact the type and number of bacteria found in a healthy gut. Could these changes be responsible for the mysterious rise of type 1 diabetes?
Having more family and feeling closer to relatives in older age was found to reduce mortality in a new study, but the same could not be said for friends.
Medical News Today: Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases
In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.
Makers of a wearable device present data suggesting it could help reduce risk of PTSD in military personnel by improving quality of sleep.
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.
Learn all about thyroid storm, a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry.