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Consuming three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer by up to 19%, according to new research.
For the first time, researchers have visualized how a protein in oyster mushrooms punches holes in parasites to kill them - a process that also occurs in the human immune response.
A huge international collaboration investigating the genes of tens of thousands of women has uncovered genetic variants on chromosome 9 associated with higher breast cancer risk.
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.
An American Psychological Association survey of more than 3,000 Americans finds that financial concerns are the main driver of modern stress, despite an improving economy.
A review of multiple brain imaging studies has found that some mental disorders share gray matter loss in the same three brain regions, raising the possibility of common therapies.
Scientists are developing a material that allows wearers of eyeglasses to make them turn from clear to shaded and back again when they want them to, rather than reacting to light.
An NIH trial shows paramedics could safely deliver drugs to stroke victims before they arrive at the hospital, reducing the delay between stroke event and treatment.
Researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can rapidly diagnose HIV and syphilis from just a finger prick of blood.
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming cobalt in foods, including preventing abnormal development of red blood cells, which causes macrocytic anemia,
Medical News Today: '15 million unwanted pregnancies' created by low contraception in 35 poorer countries
Some 90% of the 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies across a third of the world's population every year are due to a failure to use modern contraception, study suggests.
Medical News Today: Researchers associate CFS with symptoms of early menopause, gynecologic problems
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is most common among women in their 40s. Now, researchers say they have found a link between CFS and early menopause, which may explain why.
A new study finds 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, while another study claims that in women, lung cancer claims more lives than breast cancer .
A new report from the CDC states that exposure to secondhand smoke in the US has fallen dramatically, although 1 in 4 nonsmokers are still exposed to these fumes.
An international report looking at half a million adolescents finds that, despite rising wealth among high-income countries, the gap in health between rich and poor has widened.
UK MPs have voted in favor of allowing embryos to be made from the sperm of one man and the eggs of two women to prevent inherited diseases due to flaws in mitochondrial DNA.
Study finds that colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have twice the risk of death compared to non-smoking counterparts, adding to evidence of links between smoking and cancer.
A new report finds that only around $1.9 billion of a total of $2.89 billion pledges to the Ebola crisis have actually been received by affected countries.
Do arguments for the value of a daily cardiovascular prevention pill for every older person stack up when you ask if they would swap life-expectancy for greater daily convenience?
Researchers from the US and France find that a healthy diet - as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 - could reduce the risk of COPD by up to a third.