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With the arrival of the warmer months comes the re-emergence of ticks. We try to find out just how worried should we be about the pesky bugs closely associated with Lyme disease.
Medical News Today: Autism: new studies investigate diagnosis time and identify epigenetic signatures
Across two new studies, Johns Hopkins and Oregon State researchers identify epigenetic variations associated with ASD in parental sperm and assess diagnosis time for ASD children.
Medical News Today: Immunotherapy fights cancer better with both arms of the immune system, say researchers
The idea of fighting cancer with immunotherapy is to trigger the immune system. Now, a new study suggests recruiting both the innate and the adaptive immune system works best.
Using mice with human-like immune systems, a new study shows that certain immune cells in the brain chew up an important amino acid in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
A Canadian researcher argues that for heroin users who do not benefit from standard addiction treatments, heroin-assisted therapy may be a better option.
A debate in The BMJ asks whether we.should go with the tide on health apps, or if the popularity of this technology obscures more serious health debates.
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.
Researchers have developed a test that they say could accurately diagnose stomach cancer or predict risk for the disease by analyzing an individual's exhaled breath.
Medical News Today: Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'
In a study involving zebrafish, scientists believe they have identified how vitamin E deficiency disrupts the movement of important nutrients to the brain.