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What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.
Researchers reveal how an enzyme produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.
A new study investigates the link between a common food additive and gut microbiota in mice. Changes in intestinal bacteria may lead to colon cancer.
Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika.
Researchers develop a tool for diagnosing the wasting condition cachexia - which kills about a third of cancer patients - before it becomes irreversible.
What is alcoholic hepatitis? Learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and prevention. Also learn about alcohol's effect on the liver.
The 'love hormone' seems to be responsible for deficient levels of empathy in patients with certain neurological conditions, according to a new study.
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.
Overindulging in food for a week can be unhealthy, but matching it with regular aerobic exercise appears to cancel the ill effects on fatty tissue.
A new study reveals how rhythmic sexual stimulation can induce rhythmic activity in the brain, causing a 'sexual trance' associated with climax.
What makes a tune so catchy that it won't leave your brain? New research analyzes the data and answers this age old question. The brainworm is tamed.
Researchers reveal how a 12-week aerobic exercise program significantly increased testosterone levels for men who were overweight or obese.
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.
New study suggests a certain toxic metabolite might be responsible for type 2 diabetes. This might explain why some normal-weight people develop diabetes.
New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns.
Removing or blocking the protein Gal3 reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes, study shows.
Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.
A new study looks at the consequences of health anxiety on heart health. Excessive worrying over one's health might increase the risk of heart disease.
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.
Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.