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Obese individuals who have weight loss surgery may have better long-term survival than those who do not have the surgery, a new study finds.
New research suggests that acute heart failure patients should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival at the emergency department.
Researchers have reported that intensive type 1 diabetes treatment is associated with a modest improvement in life expectancy compared with conventional treatment.
An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has uncovered clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes.
Researchers have created a new diet pill that they say tricks the body into thinking it has eaten a satisfying meal, causing weight loss and reduced blood glucose and cholesterol.
Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get.
Although strict rest - sometimes for several days, in a darkened room - is standard care for concussed patients, a new study suggests it may actually impede recovery.
Research on cigarette craving found hormone levels in women - which fluctuate with menstrual cycle and affect craving-linked brain circuits - could be a factor in withdrawal.
From January 6th, travelers from Mali will no longer be screened for Ebola when entering the US, nor will their entry be restricted to designated airports, say federal agencies.
Every 28 g of whole grains consumed may reduce total mortality risk by 5% and CVD mortality risk by 9%, according to the results of a new study.
Researchers have examined criminal behavior in patients with dementing neurodegenerative diseases and found that some increase risk for individuals committing certain crimes.
A new study finds women who work rotating night shifts for more than 5 years may be at higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality.
A recent mouse study has found that consumption of a fructose-glucose mixture, found in high-fructose corn syrup, led to reduced lifespan and reproduction in female mice.
Although studies in recent years have linked high selenium levels to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests a protective effect against colorectal cancer.
The FDA have approved a new test that can predict the risk of coronary heart disease, and they say the test is particularly effective for identifying such risk among black women.
How soon after birth to cut the umbilical cord is a controversial topic, but a new study suggests waiting for 2 minutes results in better newborn outcomes.
Scientists have found that the precise shape of an antibody can make a big difference in cancer immunotherapy - treatments that help the immune system target and kill cancer cells.
A new study shows that when added to chemotherapy, trastuzumab - commonly known as Herceptin - significantly improves long-term survival of HER2-positive breast cancer patients.
New research has found an association between having a self-perceived age younger than chronological age and lower rates of mortality.
Researchers from the US and Netherlands find that yoga may provide the same cardiovascular disease risk factor reduction as traditional activities such as biking or brisk walking.