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Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds.
Breaking research demonstrates that spending time in a colorful, tactile, enhanced environment is enough to give mice's immune system a significant boost.
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.
Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.
Researchers show axitinib - a drug used against kidney cancer - may also be effective against several other cancers through a different cell mechanism.
Premature aging has perplexed healthcare workers for years. A newly designed epigenetic clock gives new clues and accurately predicts lifespan.
Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Whether or not a parent chooses to vaccinate their child against HPV may depend on the language their child's physician uses to recommend the vaccine.
A mouse study reveals that hunger may be a stronger motivating force than a number of other driving states, including fear, anxiety, and social needs.
In a new study, researchers have identified nine NSAIDs that - at certain doses - may increase the risk of hospital admission for heart failure.
Scientists discover ultrasmall cancer-targeting nanoparticles can kill cells without carrying drugs; they use surrounding iron to trigger cell death.
Headaches are among the symptoms some women report during menopause. Learn more about what causes them, what other symptoms occur, and treatment options.
The full range of risk factors for MS are not yet known. Breaking research shows that one contender - level of physical exercise - seems unlikely.
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition.
The use of hormonal contraceptives was linked to higher risk of depression and antidepressant use in a new study, especially for teenage girls.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known as a cure for SCUBA divers with decompression illness, but it can be used for other conditions. Find out more.
By transferring genes into mammalian Müller glial cells, scientists turn them into stem cells that may replenish lost and damaged retinal neurons.
Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.