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A new way of measuring age and health, based on genetics, could enable early diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Long-term use of antipsychotic medications - particularly first-generation antipsychotics - may be associated with loss of gray matter in the brain, according to a new study.
A small study on the effects of vitamin C finds the supplement is as effective as exercise against a blood vessel-constricting protein, benefiting cardiovascular health.
Scientists have identified specific neuronal changes in mouse brains as a result of alcohol consumption, as well as finding a way to inhibit alcoholism.
While approved treatments for Alzheimer's disease only mask the symptoms, researchers have successfully reversed the effects of the condition in rats using a drug called IRL-1620.
A major new longitudinal study suggests a link between psychiatric disorders and the incidence of violent reoffending by ex-prisoners.
Studies have suggested aspirin and other NSAIDs may help fight cancer if used alongside other immunotherapy treatments. Now, new research adds to the evidence.
In 2012, the USPSTF made a recommendation against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer - a move met with criticism. We look at the evidence for and against such testing.
Researchers have found that a large number of children are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder at an early age, with recommended practices usually followed.
Population screening for BRCA gene mutations would prevent so few breast and ovarian cancer cases that its cost would not be worthwhile, say authors of a leading opinion article.
By mapping the gene activity of the first few days of embryo development after fertilization, scientists hope - among other things - to open new avenues for fertility treatments.
A study of mice shows it may be possible to reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by shutting down a protein that controls glucose production in the liver.
A new study examining nonhuman primates suggests that repeat exposure to anesthesia in infants could lead to alterations in emotional behavior.
Researchers have found that caring, less psychologically controlling approaches to parenting have a positive impact on a child's wellbeing throughout their life.
An animal study finds success with fecal stool transplantation against multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
A paralyzed man has been able to move his legs voluntarily, making thousands of steps, thanks to a robotic step-training device and noninvasive spinal stimulation.
An observational study evaluating the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis found that no new cases of HIV infection occurred during an assessment period of 32 months.
There has been a significant rise in double mastectomy among men with breast cancer, despite lack of evidence suggesting the procedure is beneficial, according to new research.
Medical News Today: Pulmonary hypertension patients can safely benefit from exercise, review suggests
Studies suggest exercise is safe and improves quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension - high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs.
After finding extract of wild blueberries can help fight gum disease and reduce use of antibiotics, researchers are developing an oral device that slowly releases it.