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Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism behind why stress affects some individuals more than others, potentially leading to better anxiety and depression treatments.
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie toward low-calorie food over a 6-month structured behavioral weight-loss program.
Using a mass spectrometer, researchers detect the highly infectious bacteria C. diff and also identify particular strains from the unique chemical fingerprint.
Consumption of trans fats has fallen, but there is a widening gap in terms of diet quality between rich and poor, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.
Patients are at risk of complications from the steel and non-biodegradable polymers coronary artery stents are made of. A new, experimental stent may provide a solution.
A new study claims that an experimental drug called LCZ696 is 20% more effective than ACE inhibitors in reducing heart failure-related hospitalizations and deaths.
The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has been popular since at least the late 1980s. However, a new study in mice casts doubt on its veracity.
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease.
A long-term study of real-life situations finds introducing plants into otherwise lean work environments increases productivity by 15%, in line with studies carried out in labs.
A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas finds that college students spend around 9 hours a day on their cell phones, and 60% say they are becoming addicted to them.
A new study that compared the chemical content of secondhand smoke in traditional and e-cigarettes finds that e-cigarettes produce secondhand smoke with increased toxic metals.
A new study finds that kidney stones - a condition that affects around 1 in 10 Americans - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can give you a skin glow more attractive than that caused by tanning, according to a new study, and It is all down to carotenoids.
Colchicine causes mixed results in cardiac surgery patients - reducing the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome, yet increasing incidence of gastrointestinal intolerance.
Another study has questioned the benefits of vitamin D supplements, claiming they do not protect against heart attack or stroke, although they may prevent heart failure in seniors.
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.