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Find out what is happening during week 26 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now approximately the size of a scallion and will now respond to light and sound.
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.
Rather than aiding smoking cessation, a new study suggests e-cigarettes may reduce the likelihood of smokers quitting conventional cigarettes.
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.
Winter sports are not as dangerous as many people think, but accidents do happen; following some tips and rules can help you stay safe.
Using mouse models of Alzheimer's, researchers show how odor changes in urine - due to shifts in levels of compounds already present - may serve as a biomarker for early disease.
The more blasts combat veterans are exposed to, the more they show lasting changes in neuron activity in specific areas of the brain - as seen in retired boxers - study shows.
Locomotion in animals is a fascinatingly complex ability. The latest look at motor neurons' role in motion reveals a completely new layer of communication and intrigue.
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.
Eating more foods rich in flavonoids - such as blueberries and citrus fruits - could lower men's risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 21%, according to new research.
Men who develop Parkinson's disease also appear to have a higher level of uric acid in their blood, with potential implications for future therapies.
One in eight alcohol adverts seen by young people are not compliant with industry guidelines. New criteria may help to curb the problem.
Many people with glaucoma do not realize they have it until they notice some vision loss. We look at the importance of regular eye exams for preventing glaucoma-related blindness.
A new study conducted in mice suggests that excess folic acid intake could impair specific immune cells, leaving them vulnerable to infections and cancer.
A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease.
A study comparing the effects of estrogen and estrogen-like compounds on nasal cells from men and women finds it reduces virus replication in the female - but not the male - cells.
Dogs have an inherent ability to recognize human emotions by drawing on a combination of sensory information - such as facial expressions - according to the results of a new study.
Opioid use is increasing during pregnancy and so is the prevalence of neonatal abstinence syndrome. An expert calls for limiting prescriptions and monitoring use in severe cases.
The potato is one of the most commonly consumed food items on the planet. However, new research shows that pregnant women should be slightly more cautious around this tuber.
To fight C. difficile infection, frozen fecal microbiota transplantation is just as effective as transplantation with fresh fecal samples, according to a new study.