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While researchers know a spouse's quality of life can be influenced by that of their partner, a new study finds this association continues even after one spouse dies.
THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, alters the brain in ways related to neuropsychotic disorders such as schizophrenia when it is used by adolescents.
Over-the-counter treatments for men's sexual health are widely available and often used, but are they effective or even safe? A new study suggests not.
New research has arisen that looks into the harms of hookah smoking. Study authors say one hookah smoking session delivers 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.
Researchers suggest that eating foods high in saturated fat and sugar and low in fiber - just for 1 day - may lead to poorer sleep quality.
Scientists have identified the mechanism linking obesity to colorectal cancer and suggested an approved therapy to prevent the cancer's development.
In the first examination into students' cognitive responses to standing desks, researchers have found that students' executive function and working memory capabilities improved.
A study of wild sheep on a remote Scottish island found that higher levels of Vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive fitness in the animals.
While the WHO have declared the end of latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia and say all known transmission has stopped in West Africa, flare-ups are still likely, they caution.
Older people who experience high levels of sleep fragmentation also tend to have more hardened arteries in the brain and brain tissue damage.
Eating greens is indisputably beneficial for general health, and the latest research says that leafy vegetables might help save your sight, too.
Find out what is happening during week 26 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now approximately the size of a scallion and will now respond to light and sound.
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.
Rather than aiding smoking cessation, a new study suggests e-cigarettes may reduce the likelihood of smokers quitting conventional cigarettes.
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.
Winter sports are not as dangerous as many people think, but accidents do happen; following some tips and rules can help you stay safe.
Using mouse models of Alzheimer's, researchers show how odor changes in urine - due to shifts in levels of compounds already present - may serve as a biomarker for early disease.
The more blasts combat veterans are exposed to, the more they show lasting changes in neuron activity in specific areas of the brain - as seen in retired boxers - study shows.
Locomotion in animals is a fascinatingly complex ability. The latest look at motor neurons' role in motion reveals a completely new layer of communication and intrigue.
In this week's Spotlight, we speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.