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Science constantly uncovers new information, but there are still plenty of misconceptions that get passed around. Here we burst five such common myths.
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women.
A new study finds greater average air pollution exposure over 3 months is linked to an increase in heart disease risk factors, such as higher cholesterol.
Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers.
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.
Smoking during pregnancy may affect the mental health of offspring, increasing their risk of schizophrenia by 38 percent, new research suggests.
Fecal microbiota transplantation eased ulcerative colitis symptoms and healed the colon in three times as many treated patients as controls, study shows.
Researchers suggest removing a protein that acts as a brake on natural killer cells could boost the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells.
Breaking research shows that men whose blood cells have lost their Y chromosomes have increased Alzheimer's risk. Could this explain why men die younger?
Greater blood pressure variability over 5 years may speed up cognitive decline for older adults, according to the results of a new study.
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea.
One barrier to successful ovarian cancer treatment is that eventually the cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Researchers suggest immunotherapy may be a way to overcome this.
Babies born prematurely at an extremely low birth weight may have lower income and poorer health in later life than those born a normal weight.
The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.
Study finds the protein p62 is necessary and sufficient for development of liver cancer in mice and its high expression in non-cancerous liver tissue predicts recurrence in humans.
Currently, very few young, female cancer survivors opt for fertility preservation either before or after treatment. New research asks whether there is an information gap.
An observational study of 10,000 Americans with atrial fibrillation suggests women have more symptoms and worse quality of life than men, suffer more strokes, but live longer.
Disinfectants used in swimming pools and hot tubs react with sweat, urine, and other human compounds to create byproducts, which researchers say have the potential to alter DNA.
New research from Sweden shows that compared with non-shift workers, people who work shifts performed less well on a test commonly used to screen for cognitive impairment.
Consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of salt daily - more than the current recommendation - increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.