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Purportedly the 'most inclusive ever study of friendship,' new research finds that different groups have slightly different investments in the types of friendships they have.
The immune system's 'memory' of rejecting a first organ transplant is not necessarily permanent, suggest the results of a new study.
A vaccine to protect people from West Nile Virus is to enter safety trials after lab tests showed it protected mice against lethal doses of the virus.
Researchers are working on a fast, noninvasive, on-site, laser system that could one day screen for all kinds of disease including diabetes, cancer and infections.
Medical News Today: Combination of stroke, diabetes and heart attack 'significantly reduces life expectancy'
A new study finds people with a history of stroke, diabetes and heart attack may have a death rate eight times higher than those without a history of these conditions.
A new study suggests that stroke survivors may be at risk from accelerated and persistent decline in cognitive function during the years following their stroke.
New research has identified some hormonal factors linked to reduced risk of endometrial cancer for women with Lynch syndrome - a genetic condition that increases cancer risk.
An analysis of more than 16 million women across the US suggests that mammography screening for breast cancer does not reduce deaths from the disease and may lead to overdiagnosis.
A new report from the World Health Organization makes a case for increasing tobacco taxation as the cheapest and most effective way to reduce smoking-related deaths worldwide.
A new study indicates that it might be possible to map an aging trajectory in young adults, potentially making interventions to prevent age-related diseases possible.
Tests on cells and mice suggest a combination of the anti-cancer drugs Trabectedin and Olaparib offers a promising treatment for children with Ewing sarcoma - a rare bone cancer.
People who become insulin resistant and diabetic are more likely to develop severe heart disease. Now, a new study of pigs finds two biomarkers that accompany such a development.
Pregnant women with epilepsy may be at 10 times greater risk of maternal death and adverse complications during delivery than those without the disorder, a new study finds.
Smokers were the expectant mothers most likely to risk drinking alcohol during their pregnancy, in a large survey of women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Although 95% of clinicians agree that working while sick puts patients at risk, 83.1% admit that they do so themselves. A new study investigates why.
Scientists have a discovered a new mechanism through which breaks in strands of DNA long believed to be inaccessible are repaired.
A new study suggests weight-loss surgery combined with low-level lifestyle interventions is highly effective for type 2 diabetes remission in obese patients with the condition.
Training to recognize the emotions behind different facial expressions has been found to lower the severity of crimes among reoffending youth.
A new study suggests that targeting a gene control molecule that influences the transition from inflammation to growing new tissue could promote healing in chronic wounds.
Researchers have identified a small molecule without which the BRCA2 gene cannot carry out the DNA repair that enables cancer-driving mutations to resist treatment.