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The CDC have announced that cigarette smoking among high school students has fallen to its lowest level since 1991. Concerns remains about e-cigarette use.
A landmark study has uncovered at least 11 different subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia, each with unique genetic alterations and clinical features.
Researchers have confirmed that women have a 23 percent higher risk of stroke hospitalization, and they say it is due to inadequate care, not biology.
UV light effectively kills bacteria, but it also damages the skin and eyes. Researchers find a specific wavelength that kills MRSA but not healthy tissue.
Learn all about how multiple sclerosis can affect someone's life expectancy, as well as treatments that can help alter the long-term outlook.
A review in The Lancet finds that most antidepressants offer no benefit for children and adolescents with major depression, and they may even cause harm.
With the help of a West African tarantula, scientists believe they have found a clue to treating the pain of irritable bowel syndrome.
Researchers suggest long-term use of marijuana disrupts circuits in the brain associated with reward, which may lead to problematic use of the drug.
A new study uncovers a genetic variant that may predispose pregnant women to higher risks for offspring with autism; further investigation is warranted.
New research investigating the average earnings of U.S. physicians shows significant gaps based on race and gender. The results are bound to spark debate.
Learn all about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This article also looks at different types of MS and whether symptoms differ for men and women.
Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats 'benefits weight as much as low-fat diet'
Researchers suggest a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetable fats is comparable to a low-fat diet when it comes to weight loss and waist circumference.
Researchers suggest a compound in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate may improve cognitive function for people with Down syndrome.
A recent study of obesity in the United States reveals that rates of obesity in women rose between 2005 and 2014, while remaining the same for men.
A new study shows a link between moving houses in childhood and adverse health and well-being outcomes, with adolescents at particular risk.