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Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?
Researchers estimate that over the past 50 years, use of the birth control pill has prevented around 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer in high-income countries.
Researchers investigating the impact of music played in operating theaters has found that it can have a disruptive influence on communication between staff members.
Scientists are working on a biosensor that can be implanted into a tumor during biopsy to monitor levels of cancer biomarkers and send readings wirelessly for doctors to see.
Women and black patients will lose more years of their expected life following a heart attack than white men, according to the results of a new study.
Find out about the possible health benefits of lentils including supporting heart health, preventing birth defects, improving immune response to infection and fighting fatigue.
A new study suggests that a daily diet that regularly includes spicy food is associated with a lower risk of death, including deaths from specific diseases such as cancer.
Medical News Today: Clot-busting nanocapsule could 'revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment'
Researchers who developed a clot-busting, drug-loaded nanocapsule that precisely targets blood clots say it may offer a safer way to to treat stroke and heart attack.
The world's first drug developed using 3D-printing technology has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy.
Many people worry about the safety of vaccines - particularly the MMR vaccine. But a new study suggests a nonconfrontational approach that could alleviate these concerns.
Researchers reveal that SSRI use among pregnant women is associated with reduced risk of birth complications. However, it may also increase the risk of neonatal problems.
A drawback of drug-releasing vascular grafts and stents is that they only postpone the problem of clots. Now, a new type of vessel lining promises to overcome this.
Researchers have found that postmenopausal women taking a high-dose vitamin D supplement derived similar benefits to a group of postmenopausal women receiving a placebo.
What is happening in week 6 of your pregnancy? Your baby will be taking huge developmental strides - their vital organ systems have started to form or are continuing to grow.
The FDA have approved a dual balloon device for treating obesity. The device - which is inserted into the stomach non-surgically - makes you feel full with less food.
A new study suggests men who become fathers before the age of 25 may be at significantly greater risk of death in midlife, compared with men who delay fatherhood.
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective.
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood.
Medical News Today: Biomarker discovery offers 'glimmer of hope' for women with aggressive breast cancer
Researchers have discovered a molecule called IL13RA2 could be a potential drug target for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive form of the disease.
Scientists have discovered that the queen bee passes a blood protein to her eggs, so when they hatch, they have immunity to many of the diseases in their environment.