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A 2012 Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage. A new study suggests the majority of low-income adults support expansion.
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.
Researchers have found a strong association between tobacco use and the development of human papillomavirus type 16 - a virus that is linked to mouth and throat cancer.
Around 50% of hospitalized patients use antibiotics, according to the results of a 1-day survey from the CDC. Four antibiotics in particular were most commonly used.
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.
A new, implantable device - called C-Pulse - has proved effective in improving quality of life and mobility for heart failure patients, and even reversed the condition for some.
Researchers have developed a new kind of probiotic yogurt to protect against the effects of mercury and arsenic poisoning among pregnant women in a polluted region of Tanzania.
According to a new study, 49% of American adults eat a sandwich each day, and sandwiches comprise one fifth of total daily sodium intake.
One half of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and the other half to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's inner positioning system.
Scientists developing a barcoding tool for stem cells challenge the idea that stem cells provide daily supply of blood cells, saying it only happens after bone marrow transplant.
A genome-wide analysis of 120,000 regular coffee drinkers has identified six genes associated with the metabolic and neurological effects of caffeine.
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.
We report on the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 meeting, which took place in Spain at the end of September and focused on melanoma studies.
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.
Though you may be keen to share the details of your latest amazing trip with friends, a new study suggests we may 'pay a surprising price for sharing experiences we covet most.'