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Public health doctors and clinicians are divided about whether e-cigarettes are a good development or not - and the involvement of big tobacco in vaping is fuelling the debate.
Almost 50% of Hispanics do not know they have high cholesterol levels, and less than a third of those who are aware receive cholesterol-lowering treatment, new research reveals.
Women who have a history of stillbirth are up to four times more likely to experience stillbirth in a future pregnancy, according to new research published in The BMJ.
A new report in The Lancet suggests that confusion over Ebola and malaria symptoms led to 74,000 fewer malaria cases than expected being treated in Guinea during the Ebola crisis.
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at how heat-related illnesses are caused and what measures can be taken to prevent them from occurring.
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents.
DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old early modern human jawbone found in Romania suggests early Europeans and not just Middle Easterners interbred with Neanderthals.
A study of the effect of isradipine in addicted rats suggests the drug reverses brain rewiring that underlies memories of addiction-associated places.
Skin cancer had a higher incidence among men taking PDE5 inhibitors but the link may not be causal. Instead, it may be linked to other factors.
The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It fits inside your vagina and covers your cervix. Find out how the diaphragm works and how effective it is.
Medical News Today: 'Lack of high-quality evidence' supporting benefits of medical marijuana, study finds
A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.
A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.