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Although smoking's links with cancer are well known, how tobacco affects DNA in far flung organs was not understood. New analysis digs into the genes.
A new study looks at the consequences of health anxiety on heart health. Excessive worrying over one's health might increase the risk of heart disease.
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.
Smoking may reduce life expectancy for HIV patients more than the HIV itself does. Researchers call for new strategies to help people with HIV to quit.
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.
What is gastroparesis and who is most at risk from developing it? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the different treatments available.
Dementia with Lewy bodies is notoriously difficult to diagnose, making early treatment difficult. A study examining changes in brain volume may be the key.
New study suggests having dinner very early in the afternoon, or skipping it altogether, might have positive effects on metabolism and help fight body fat.
A new study finds older adults with high levels of Alzheimer's-related proteins in the brain are much more likely to report feeling lonely.
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.
Scientists develop a slippery surface for medical implants that prevents formation of infectious bacterial biofilm while preserving normal immune response.
Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.
How do you plan a home birth and what are the possible benefits? Learn about if it is safe and what some of the possible risks are?
A new case report describes a man who developed acute hepatitis, most likely from consuming too many energy drinks. This is the second case of its kind.
New research has found a link between our DNA and the age at which we have our first child, as well as the number of children we decide to have.
A new study suggests that provoking thoughts of death might motivate athletes to perform better, supporting the so-called terror management theory.
The unique venom of the blue coral snake, which preys on other venomous snakes, could lead to new pain treatments for humans, researchers say.
Cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, which suggests that recreational or commuter biking may prove a significant health strategy.
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.
Users of the social networking website have a higher rate of longevity, according to new research. However, there are some caveats.