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Learn about the possible positive and negative effects of caffeine on depression. What foods should people with depression eat and which should they avoid?
Lumps in the skin behind the ear have numerous causes but when should someone consult a doctor? Learn about lymph nodes, mastoiditis, and other symptoms.
Scientists use atmospheric microplasma to improve uptake of drug compounds through the skin by disrupting the impermeable outer layer of the skin.
A new study examines whether common thyroid medication benefits pregnant women with mild hypothyroidism and their newly born infants.
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.
What causes a heart attack and what causes a stroke? Learn about the symptoms for each, treatment and recovery, and possible lifestyle changes to help.
Inadequate vitamin D levels are linked with a range of health problems, and researchers have now established a link with bladder cancer.
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.
Researchers reveal how an enzyme produced through digestion of protein suppresses hunger to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.
A new study investigates the link between a common food additive and gut microbiota in mice. Changes in intestinal bacteria may lead to colon cancer.
Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika.
Researchers develop a tool for diagnosing the wasting condition cachexia - which kills about a third of cancer patients - before it becomes irreversible.
What is alcoholic hepatitis? Learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and prevention. Also learn about alcohol's effect on the liver.
The 'love hormone' seems to be responsible for deficient levels of empathy in patients with certain neurological conditions, according to a new study.
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.
Overindulging in food for a week can be unhealthy, but matching it with regular aerobic exercise appears to cancel the ill effects on fatty tissue.
A new study reveals how rhythmic sexual stimulation can induce rhythmic activity in the brain, causing a 'sexual trance' associated with climax.
What makes a tune so catchy that it won't leave your brain? New research analyzes the data and answers this age old question. The brainworm is tamed.