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Recently, surgeons experimented with using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as a surgical training aid. What other benefits may gaming technology have for surgery?
The genomes of Ebola currently raging in West Africa likely began with one leap to humans, and differ from genomes of previous outbreaks by over 300 mutations, says a new study.
A new study finds that MS patients consuming moderate to high intakes of salt are four times as likely to have worse symptoms than those patients consuming less salt per day.
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.
By tagging cells in the hippocampus and amygdala with a light-sensitive protein, researchers claim they have been able to alter the emotional associations of memories in mice.
Lycopene, an antioxidant abundant in tomatoes, could reduce cancer risks for men who consume over 10 portions a week, according to a new study.
Infants whose parents are attentive to their babbling sounds are likely to demonstrate greater advances in language development, according to a new study.
A Danish study finds that special RNA molecules help Listeria produce just enough proteins to invade and infect cells but not quite enough to be visible to the immune system.
Tilted sound waves effectively separate different cell types without labeling or altering them, offering a new way to sort cells for research, disease diagnosis and drug testing.
New research finds that nearly three quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for their depression. A new treatment program for depression could help.
Medical News Today: Hip fracture surgery reduces lifetime health costs by more than $65,000 per patient
A new study finds that hip fracture surgery is 'extremely successful' in returning patients to active lives and provides 'significant societal benefit and value.'
The first study to assess social inequalities following a national salt reduction program in the UK reveals that people from lower socioeconomic groups consume more salt.
Experts say Venice's response to the plague in the 14th century is an example of resilience management with valuable lessons for us on how to deal with today's threats, like Ebola.