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Using techniques from the field of earth sciences, researchers may have found a way of picking up early signs of breast cancer by looking for changes in zinc composition.
A small pilot study suggests treatment with nitrous oxide or laughing gas may help patients with severe depression whose illness is not responding to conventional therapies.
Find out the healthiest and least healthy states in 2014, according to America's Health Rankings, together with disturbing news of rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity.
Head and neck cancer tumors previously unreachable can be treated with a groundbreaking new surgery method that is also minimally invasive.
Ebola survivors may play a vital role in containing Ebola, suggest experts, by training as caregivers and community mediators, as they are largely immune from reinfection.
Harvard researchers report success in using self-assembling, biodegradable mesoporous silica rods - loaded with immune system-triggering drugs - to treat disease in mice.
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
New study finds - contrary to current thinking - a leukemia that can follow cancer treatment is linked to age-related gene mutations in cells that resist treatment then multiply.
WHO say malaria deaths have fallen dramatically worldwide - with more countries moving towards elimination. However, nations affected by the Ebola virus risk losing their gains.
Exposure to bisphenol A, found commonly on the inner coating of cans and in plastic bottles, has been associated with increased blood pressure in a new study.
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.
Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected by routine human papilloma virus vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ.