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The most common virus to infect humans - EBV - plays a role in breast cancer. New research may have uncovered the mechanisms behind this relationship.
A new study suggests women who underwent surgical removal of the appendix or tonsils when younger are more likely to become pregnant.
Global obesity affects more than 600 million adults over the age of 18 years. A new study reveals that protein in meat may be a contributing factor.
While there is widespread notion that millennials are the 'hookup' generation through dating apps like Tinder, new research shows this is not the case.
Night shifts may promote cancer development by disrupting two circadian rhythm genes that also play a role in tumor suppression, researchers find.
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of stomach ulcers. This article looks at the indigestion and pain caused by stomach ulcers, along with their causes.
Fatality rates in patients with STEMI heart attack can be reduced, if healthcare providers work together to limit time from the cardiac event to treatment.
Taking a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids every day may reduce heart muscle scarring and improve heart function following a heart attack, say researchers.
Researchers have located 15 genomic regions that are associated with depression. Several of these sites are near genes involved in brain development.
Learn all about the uses and benefits of a sitz bath. This form of bathing could help with hemorrhoids, Bartholin's cysts, and other perianal issues.
A new twin study finds a higher BMI may not increase the risk of heart attack or death, though it does raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Eating animal protein increases risk of death, whereas eating plant-based protein is linked to a lower risk of death, suggests a new study.
Preterm infants fed breast milk within the first 28 days of life have better brain development and neurocognitive outcomes, finds a new study.
By assessing the evolution of the female orgasm across mammalian species, researchers find it may have once played a direct role in human reproduction.
Should you remove blackheads yourself? This article looks at blackheads and acne, as well as the available treatments, recommendations, and prevention.
Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Skin infection prevention treatment helps battle 'superbugs'
A new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease.
A device that acts as a portable pharmacy for use in remote areas of the world has been developed as a cost-effective solution for on-demand treatments.
Learn all about the Pap smear, a screening tool to detect cervical cancer cells. This article looks at Pap smear results and what age you should have one.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which a hormone system that controls blood pressure can also promote weight gain, causing obesity.