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New research shows that survivors of ischemic stroke subsequently have an increased risk of cancer and mortality in comparison with the general population.
An investigative report by The BMJ exposes the extent of the sugar industry's financial stake in public health science. We speak to the journalist behind that report.
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we take a look at the influence that being in a relationship can have over health and well-being.
A drug FDA-approved for treating epilepsy - retigabine - may also be effective for reducing brain damage following ischemic stroke, according to a new study.
A new study suggests collagen from fish skin might make an effective dressing for skin wounds without the disease risk that collagen from cows and pigs might carry.
The number of Americans killed by smoking cigarettes is likely bigger than we thought because it may exclude many smokers who die from diseases not classed as caused by smoking.
People with mental health disorders have a mortality risk that is two times higher than that of the general population and those without such disorders, a new study finds.
A study has found that when drivers are stopped in their cars at red lights they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants.
Scientists have perfected a DNA sequencing technique to scan the complete genetic codes of IVF embryos, raising the prospect of testing the whole genome for disease mutations.