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Scientists identify TRAP1 - a protein that regulates energy production in cells - as a driver of prostate cancer and a potential target for treatment.
Learn about excessive sweating in male and female cancer patients and what treatments are available. Also learn about other causes of night sweats.
Despite previous conflicting messages from healthcare professionals, new research suggests statins are beneficial for cardiovascular patients.
What is the prostate gland and what is the prostate exam? Learn about the different tests commonly used to examine the prostate and why they are used.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include physical and mental disabilities. New research finds a way to predict the extent of the damage at an early stage.
Women have better memories than men throughout life, even though their ability to recall dips at menopause. This study links memory function with hormones.
From using an ankle as a knee to the world's first human head transplant, we take a look at five of the strangest, yet amazing surgical procedures to date.
Researchers correct the gene that causes sickle cell disease in human stem cells, turning them into red blood cells that make functioning hemoglobin.
Learn about the possible positive and negative effects of caffeine on depression. What foods should people with depression eat and which should they avoid?
Lumps in the skin behind the ear have numerous causes but when should someone consult a doctor? Learn about lymph nodes, mastoiditis, and other symptoms.
Scientists use atmospheric microplasma to improve uptake of drug compounds through the skin by disrupting the impermeable outer layer of the skin.
A new study examines whether common thyroid medication benefits pregnant women with mild hypothyroidism and their newly born infants.
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.
What causes a heart attack and what causes a stroke? Learn about the symptoms for each, treatment and recovery, and possible lifestyle changes to help.
Inadequate vitamin D levels are linked with a range of health problems, and researchers have now established a link with bladder cancer.
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.
Researchers reveal how an enzyme produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.
A new study investigates the link between a common food additive and gut microbiota in mice. Changes in intestinal bacteria may lead to colon cancer.