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Working night shifts could increase the risk of diabetes for black women, with the risk increasing the more years that are spent working this atypical shift pattern.
A type of cancer cell that proliferates much more slowly than regular cancer cells has proven difficult to eradicate. A new study suggests a potential drug target for these cells.
Severe lung infections can often lead to fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome. Now a study has uncovered a protective mechanism in the lungs that may offer a treatment target.
Scientists have enabled paralyzed rats to walk again using spinal implants made of electrodes embedded in an ultrasoft, pliable material.
A recent meta-analysis suggests that use of injectable hormonal contraceptive is associated with a moderate increase in the risk of acquiring HIV.
Find out about the potential health benefits of blueberries including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes and warding off heart disease.
Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations and a rise in the death rate of kidney patients.
A new study has found that the nicotine patch and smoking cessation pills have different benefits for smokers, depending on whether they have a normal or slow metabolism.
More than 18% of women in the US who undergo a hysterectomy may not need to, a study finds, while almost 40% of women are not offered alternative treatments as per recommendations.
Researchers from the UK have found that overactivity in a gene called BCL11A may lead to the development and progression of triple-negative breast cancer.