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Researchers assessing children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms resolved found that many still required additional educational support.
One in 5 children globally still do not receive routine vaccinations. Closing this gap would prevent 1.5 million deaths a year from avoidable diseases, say WHO.
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the body's inflammation response to allergens and worms. The protein regulate genes without changing their DNA.
Infectious diseases get most press as the big killers, but a medical journal's major campaign looks at a bigger world problem: deaths from operable conditions left without surgery.
Compared with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy, low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy may prolong survival for patients with prostate cancer, a new study finds.
High percentages of mutated mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe and incurable diseases. The Salk Institute report success in designing enzymes to 'edit' out this mutated DNA.
In fruit flies with Alzheimer's-like memory abnormalities, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found extra sleep restored their ability to make new memories.
Data for the final trial of the world’s first malaria vaccine to reach phase 3 of clinical testing have been announced. Scientists suggest that the vaccine conveys a clear benefit.
Medical News Today: Researchers reveal how breast milk protects against severe intestinal disease in preterm infants
Johns Hopkins researchers have found breast milk protects preterm babies against an intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, thanks to a protein called EGF.
The benefits of oophorectomy, the procedure to remove the ovaries, are confirmed in a new study published in JAMA Oncology that examines survival among breast cancer patients.
A new study finds parents of children diagnosed with autism picked up on signs of the condition as early as 6 months, highlighting their key role in early diagnosis.
A study has found that two closely related drugs - one already used in people to fight tapeworms - could be used to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
A study of aggression in mice finds that high levels of glutamate are produced in the brain during aggressive behavior, which also results in heightened levels of serotonin.
A dosing regimen based on a single, simple metric - the recovery time of the pathogen - could eliminate an otherwise resistant strain of bacteria, a new study shows.
Using mouse models and human cells, scientists have for the first time uncovered a potential root cause of asthma and shown that an existing drug could reverse all symptoms.
People exposed to fine particulate matter long term may experience brain damage linked to age-related cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions, a new study finds.
Researchers have discovered that depression can lead to metabolic changes. These changes could indicate the body's way of coping with major environmental stressors.
Examining drinking habits and death rates across a large sample of black and white Americans of both sexes, a new study finds benefits vary between groups.
Consuming at least two cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of recurrence in patients diagnosed with breast cancer who are treated with tamoxifen, according to a new study.
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.