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In our follow-up to yesterday's Down Syndrome Awareness Month spotlight feature, we talk to some of the leading experts in Down syndrome research.
Scientists say they have traced the origins of the HIV pandemic, claiming it began in Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in the 1920s.
Would you swallow a pill with tiny needles? According to the developers of the new capsule, it could replace painful injections with no harmful side effects.
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.
A new study finds that men who drink five or more units of alcohol per week - a moderate amount - have lower sperm quality then men who drink between one and five units.
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.
A recent study found that around 30% of patients experiencing transient ischemic attacks went on to develop the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Medical News Today: Cognitive decline 'reversed with personalized treatment plan,' claims researcher
A researcher claims to have reversed cognitive decline in patients with memory loss through a novel, personalized treatment program incorporating diet and lifestyle changes.
As interconnected systems and devices are becoming more common in the world of health care, the FDA have released cybersecurity recommendations for manufacturers of such devices.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.
A new study by researchers in Sweden claims women who are anxious, jealous and moody during middle-age may be at double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study has suggested that being unable to identify odors could be a more effective indicator of mortality in older adults than cancer, heart failure or lung disease.
It has not previously been clear why rhinoviruses responsible for the common cold also cause asthma attacks. Now, researchers have pinpointed the molecular 'cascade' responsible.
In the first comprehensive animal model to show how smoking during pregnancy can affect male offspring fertility, researchers say their findings have human implications.
The first case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed in a person who traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Close contacts of the patient are being monitored.
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.
A large genetic study challenges claims of a causal link between people's levels of vitamin D and their chances of developing of type 2 diabetes.
Medical News Today: Lungs from donors who die from drowning, asphyxiation may be safe for transplant
Researchers claim transplanting lungs from donors who die from drowning or asphyxiation appears to be safe and may be a way of 'expanding the donor pool.'
A healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting smoking could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases for pregnant women, thus reducing the risk of future health problems.