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Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests the right hemisphere of the brain does not hinder speech recovery after stroke - it helps improve it.
The equivalent of 300 oranges' concentration of vitamin C impairs growth of KRAS- or BRAF-type colorectal cancer cells through a process of oxidization, a new study finds.
Robin Williams' widow Susan recently revealed that Lewy body dementia was responsible for her husband's death. We take an in-depth look at this common, yet unrecognized disease.
The search for genes involved in premature hearing loss successfully pins down another culprit. This time, the genetic miscreant was found within mitochondrial DNA.
Progress in using antibodies to clear plaques in Alzheimer's disease is slow because of inflammatory side effects in the brain. Now, a new study suggests a way forward.
US regulators have approved Gilead's Genvoya - a fixed-dose combination tablet - as a complete treatment for HIV-1 infection in patients aged 12 years and older.
Researchers have identified a compound that can 'melt' protein clumps that cause cataracts. When added to eye drops, the compound restored transparency in cataract-affected lenses.
A controversial new study suggests - contrary to popular belief - children from religious households are less generous than those from non-religious households.
Mice with higher levels of certain natural bacteria in their gut have more powerful immune reactions to tumors and fight them more vigorously, a new study shows.
Research has shown that CBT may be more effective in the long term than light therapy in alleviating seasonal affective disorder, a condition that affects 6% of Americans.
Acne troubles many people, especially adolescents. The effects are physical and psychological, but treatment can alleviate even the most severe cases.
Researchers have identified two genetic variants that influence the brain's reward system, increasing a craving for foods high in calories.
Despite medication, many Parkinson's patients have balance and walking difficulties. Researchers suggest this could be due to unwanted formation of new blood vessels in the brain.
A new study shows that most childhood malaria infections in endemic Asia-Pacific areas arise from relapsed and not new infections, posing a threat to eradication of the disease.
A new Cochrane review finds there is not enough high-quality evidence at present to suggest that omega-3 supplementation can help treat major depressive disorder.
A new study of people with allergies shows no difference between those who were breastfed and those who were formula fed as babies.
The CDC spent almost 3 years unravelling the mystery of a cancer-like tumor that was passed from a common tapeworm to a Colombian HIV patient.
A study shows that one night's missed sleep can cause impairment to insulin sensitivity equal to 6 months on a high-fat diet, emphasizing a need for healthy sleeping habits.
Researchers find that men who were exposed to the pesticides DDT and PCBs - known as organochlorines - during adolescence had greater sperm abnormalities later in life.
Fluctuations in estrogen levels may be to blame for menopausal women's greater susceptibility to stress and depression, suggests a new study.