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Researchers reveal how a smell test significantly boosted the accuracy of diagnosis for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more.
New research examines how 'functionally realistic' 3-D models of human brains are. The study investigates genetic and epigenetic features.
Researchers find that Americans gain around 0.6 kilograms over Christmas, and up to half of this excess weight is likely to remain for the summer months.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition, but what is guttate psoriasis? Learn about the triggers of guttate psoriasis, its diagnosis, and similar conditions.
Previous research has suggested that a small dose of aspirin may help prevent cancer. A new study explains why this may be true, outlining key mechanisms.
A new study investigates whether patient outcomes differ with the gender of the physician. Researchers examine mortality and hospital readmission rates.
Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.
Study of New Zealand data confirms prior research with American data that heart-related deaths rise at Christmas, suggesting cold weather is not a reason.
What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home.
Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
To help get into the festive spirit, MNT have spoken with two female physicians about the challenges and rewards of working during the holidays.
A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply.
Has the general practitioner's practice been better, worse, or about the same over the past year? MNT report on our top stories of 2016 for GPs.
What is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?
Are you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health.
A study of NHS hospitals suggests those that employ private cleaners have higher rates of the superbug MRSA, which can cause life-threatening infection.
A woman's eggs can be frozen for use in future pregnancies through IVF or for donation. Find out what is involved in egg freezing, including the costs.
A new study finds that levels of circulating tumor DNA could act as a more reliable marker for ovarian cancer and help predict outcomes.
In a new study, a novel light therapy called VTP led to complete remission in almost half of men with early localized prostate cancer.