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Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.
A new study finds medium amounts of daily physical exercise from doing chores, commuting and leisure pursuits is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
Researchers find that situations such as altercations, chases and restraining suspects led to a 30-70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death in American police officers.
People with genetically low concentrations of vitamin D may be at increased risk of all-cause mortality, but not cardiovascular mortality, according to a new study.
A new study provides the first evidence that a family of deadly viruses - known as henipaviruses - may have jumped from bats to humans in Africa.
New research presented at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2014 suggests mental stress reduces blood flow to the hearts of female coronary heart disease patients more than men.
A large study has found that the cholesterol-lowering ezetimibe, taken in combination with a statin, is beneficial for patients at high risk for heart disease or stroke.
Researchers say an agent found in shampoo, hand soap and other personal hygiene products - triclosan - caused liver fibrosis and cancer in mice, and it could pose a risk to humans.
Medical News Today: Melanoma shows improved regression with combination of PV-10 and checkpoint inhibitor
In a mouse model, PV-10 used alongside immune check point inhibitors improved melanoma regression and increased T cell activity, according to research presented at SITC's meeting.
Scientists have discovered a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies many unsolved cases of the devastating disorder progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.
New research has found that the frequently prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is associated with adverse effects that could well be under-reported.
It was previously thought drug addiction results from two separate brain systems, but a new study suggests neurons in the reward system are active during both use and withdrawal.
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.
New research has located blind spots in DNA that may contain cancer-causing genes. They occur in parts of the genome that are not easy to decode with gene-reading technology.
Apart from heart disease caused by high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat, the overall rates of the condition in the US for 2000-2010 have fallen, finds a new CDC study.
Over 40% of reports to poison control centers in the US regarding energy drinks are for children under the age of 6, say researchers, who call for improved labeling of such drinks.
Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be as bad for health as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke; researchers found it reduced blood vessel function in rats by 70%.