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By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.
Researchers found that with guidance, asthma patients whose condition was stable could safely reduce their medication and retain the same clinical outcomes at less cost.
A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.
Researchers conclude that terminology such as 'metabolically healthy obese' or 'unhealthy lean' do not accurately reflect health or predict future risks.
Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease.
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.