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New research has linked cat ownership in childhood with greater later-life risk of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, attributing the link to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
A symposium has looked back at the improvements made in diabetes research and treatment over the past 50 years, as well as identifying what still needs to be done going forward.
A new study shedding light on cancer development suggests when two normal cells fuse with one another, they can trigger a 'genomic catastrophe' that can turn these cells cancerous.
Researchers have found that rates of marijuana exposure have increased steeply in recent years among children younger than 6, particularly in states that have legalized marijuana.
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. It is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person and is the most common blood-borne disease in the US.
Researchers discover that the myxoma virus could kill cancer cells and reduce the risk of white blood cells attacking the body in bone marrow transplant patients.
Medical News Today: General anesthesia in young children linked to poorer intelligence, language development
Children who undergo surgical anesthesia under the age of 4 may have poorer language development and a lower IQ, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Researchers interviewing African-American women about their experiences with infertility have found that many had to cope with their condition in silence and isolation.
Researchers have found that high levels of gene called Obg can cause bacteria such as E. coli to avoid antibiotic treatment, putting the bacteria into a dormant state.
Noninvasive prenatal testing - a method used to detect chromosomal abnormalities in developing babies - may also be effective for detecting early-stage cancers, new research shows.
Researchers identified fecal matter on more than 60% of toothbrushes collected from students' communal bathrooms, most of which is likely to be from other bathroom occupants.
Despite extensive mapping of the lymphatic system throughout medical history, researchers have discovered a previously unidentified connection between the brain and immune system.
Surgeons from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Houston Methodist Hospital, TX, have performed the world's first skull-scalp transplant in a 55-year-old man.
Following yesterday's Spotlight feature on flibanserin - 'the female Viagra' - we look at the surprise decision by an FDA advisory committee to recommend the drug for approval.
A small review of studies on placenta consumption has failed to yield any evidence to support common beliefs about its healthful effects in new mothers.
While far fewer people - thanks to HIV drug advances - suffer seriously shortened lives as a result of AIDS-related infections, the problem cannot be forgotten, say researchers.
Parents should avoid excess intake of vitamins that their children with autism already get in the diet, say nutrition researchers, who also found inadequate calcium and vitamin D.
Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have created a test that they say can identify a person's entire history of viral infections from one drop of blood.
Company that carries out millions of US workplace tests for drugs says the proportion of positives is on the rise, including for marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines.
Researchers have found a 'small but significant association' between low birth weights and how close pregnant women live to unconventional gas drilling wells.