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A 20-year study of older married couples finds that risk of widowhood went up when a spouse fell ill, but the risk of divorce only went up when a wife became ill.
A new study finds women who have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer - such as a father, brother or son - may be more likely to develop breast cancer after the age of 50.
You may have an inkling that you are pregnant soon after you have conceived. Though you may experience some, all, or none of these, here are the MNT top 12 signs of pregnancy.
Commonly used to combat aging, ubiquinone is a dietary supplement that is hailed for its antioxidant properties. But it may not be an antioxidant after all, a new study finds.
New research further explores the links between autoimmune disorders and psychosis symptoms, identifying an antibody response unique to children with psychosis.
A medical center's analysis of treatment records found severely depressed patients were less likely to suffer a cardiovascular event if they were receiving antidepressants.
A new study suggests that the stereotype of LSD users developing psychosis is largely a myth, and that the drug may even have some beneficial properties.
If a husband or wife increases their physical activity levels, their spouse is much more likely to follow suit, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
Researchers investigating how young people learn about sex have identified a contrast between the information that young people currently receive and what they want.
A report published this week has revealed that between 1994 and 2012, suicide rates by suffocation have increased greatly among adolescents, and particularly among females.
A study examining gender differences across three aspects of narcissism finds that men are, on average, more narcissistic than women - a quality that has unique pros and cons.
Flame retardants used in cell phones and other electronic devices may be a cause of obesity, after researchers found they caused fat cell accumulation and weight gain in zebrafish.
Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.
Researchers have begun trialing a toilet they devised that collects urine for microbial fuels cells to convert into electricity to light up cubicles in refugee camps.
Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby. Maintaining fitness boosts mood, energy, sleep and prevents excess weight gain.
Medical News Today: Middle-aged, older adults more likely to engage in frequent drinking, study finds
A new study finds that while teens and young adults are most likely to drink heavily, frequent drinking is more common among middle-aged and older adults.
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.