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Researchers believe they have discovered a biophysical link between inflammation in the brain caused by chronic pain and the development of associated mood disorders.
Three doses of the HPV vaccine are recommended to protect against cervical cancer, but a new analysis finds just one dose could be sufficient against most cases.
In a world first, a woman with ovarian failure has successfully given birth to a healthy baby after receiving transplantation of ovarian tissue from her childhood.
Researchers have discovered that signaling from cells in the gut program immune cells to fight infection before they arrive at the site.
A study has run millions of medical records through computer calculations to discover that numerous diseases are associated with season or month of birth.
Extreme exercise can cause bacteria from the intestine to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, or sepsis, according to the results of two new studies.
Commonly used medication for organ transplant patients that also inhibits the enzyme calcineurin may be able to protect patients from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
New research finds people with creative professions or hobbies - such as musicians and artists - are more likely to have genetic variants linked to schizophrenia and bipolar.
Children of teen moms, older parents and parents with a relatively large age gap have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.
A link with statins to acute memory loss may have nothing to with the drugs themselves - but is 'more likely' to be due to better diagnosis in people going for the prescriptions.
Patients who have impaired arm movement due to stroke can benefit from virtual reality therapy, suggests a new study, after participants regained use of paretic limbs.
With an outbreak of MERS in South Korea, we take a look at what MERS is, how it started out, who is most at risk and how it can be prevented and treated.
New study finds the 50 hospitals in the US with the highest markup of prices charge patients over 10 times that allowed by Medicare, posing a particular problem for the uninsured.
All pregnancy tests measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) - the pregnancy hormone. MNT explains how pregnancy tests work, when to take one, and their accuracy.
Researchers have demonstrated that certain types of music can have a physical effect on the heart, suggesting that music could one day be used as treatment for heart conditions.
Medical News Today: More than 95% of the global population has at least one health problem, study finds
Only 1 in 20 people worldwide are without health problems, according to new research, with more than 30% of the global population experiencing at least five medical conditions.
Research into black-white disparity on levels of cognitive decline instead finds a consequence common to both - that a stroke causes brain-power loss equivalent to aging 8 years.
New research has linked cat ownership in childhood with greater later-life risk of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, attributing the link to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
A symposium has looked back at the improvements made in diabetes research and treatment over the past 50 years, as well as identifying what still needs to be done going forward.
A new study shedding light on cancer development suggests when two normal cells fuse with one another, they can trigger a 'genomic catastrophe' that can turn these cells cancerous.