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The first case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed in a person who traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Close contacts of the patient are being monitored.
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.
A large genetic study challenges claims of a causal link between people's levels of vitamin D and their chances of developing of type 2 diabetes.
Medical News Today: Lungs from donors who die from drowning, asphyxiation may be safe for transplant
Researchers claim transplanting lungs from donors who die from drowning or asphyxiation appears to be safe and may be a way of 'expanding the donor pool.'
A healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting smoking could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases for pregnant women, thus reducing the risk of future health problems.
Neither needle nor laser acupuncture is superior to a placebo ('sham' acupuncture) for treating knee pain, according to a new study.
A new study by researchers from the University of Washington finds that Granny Smith apples may protect against obesity and its related disorders by balancing gut bacteria.
In a new paper, the American Academy of Neurology argue against their previous position that opioid painkillers are appropriate for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.
Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.
A study has found that FDA regulatory processes have led to many implanted medical devices being cleared for market while lacking scientific evidence of their safety or efficacy.
A new AHA statement calls for health care providers to ensure they understand the risks and benefits of heart imaging tests with radiation and to discuss these with patients.
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.
Estrogen prepares cells to divide and even resist drugs for estrogen-positive breast cancers, according to new research investigating the role of the unfolded-protein response.
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.
An international study says five genes play a complex role in influencing whether people are more or less susceptible to severe malaria and opens the door to new drugs or vaccines.
The NMT protein plays a role in the development of many diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's. Now, scientists say they may be closer to developing a drug that blocks NMT.
Death rates fall at hospitals in the UK, following the introduction of handheld devices to record patients’ vital signs. Could this be the next step in a 'mobile revolution'?
Medical News Today: Researchers discover marker that may lead to early detection of pancreatic cancer
Increased levels of branched-chain amino acids in the blood may be an early indication of pancreatic cancer, a new study claims. The findings may lead to tests for early detection.