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Researchers have created an ingestible robot that unfolds in the stomach to remove button batteries, which are swallowed by more than 3,500 Americans every year.
As growing numbers of people opt for a gluten-free diet for themselves or their children, doctors are asking: Is 'gluten-free' truly beneficial, or is it based on misconceptions?
Scientists have discovered a new protease inhibitor with potential to improve airway hydration and mucus clearance, and thus reduce frequency of infection in cystic fibrosis.
A peptide called neurotensin may be a key player in obesity, suggest researchers, after finding its presence in higher levels boosts fat absorption.
Dogs share more than just our homes - they also share similar cancers and genetics. Research into gliomas recently received a helping hand from our four-legged friends.
Researchers show how a daily supplement containing compounds from red grapes and oranges may offer a promising treatment for a number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
The lifelong risk of breast cancer seems to be lower among those who eat fruit and vegetables in adolescence and among women who reduce their alcohol intake in the midlife years.
While jumping genes have been found in many cancers, their direct involvement has not been clear in colorectal cancer. Now, a new study conclusively demonstrates such a role.
A drug used to treat severe multiple sclerosis - mitoxantrone - has been linked to greater colorectal cancer risk in a new study. It is the first time such a link has been found.
A new study in rats demonstrates why making a decision when you are hungry is not a good idea. Ghrelin - a hormone released when we are ready for food - raises impulsivity.
Learn about the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus, a condition where the tissue that lines the esophagus is replaced with tissue similar to the lining of the intestine.
Older adults who engaged in a 3-month course of yoga and meditation showed memory improvements in a new study, suggesting the practices may lower dementia risk.
As people get older, their range of medications tends to grow, which can lead to problems of interactions, especially if they are taking dietary or herbal supplements too.
Medical News Today: Linking hospital patient deaths to weekend staffing a major 'oversimplification'
Two studies on the 'weekend effect' - where hospital admission over the weekend has been linked to a higher death risk - suggest blaming staffing levels oversimplifies the issue.
Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn with few short-term side effects. In the long term, however, they appear to raise the risk of serious problems. A new study uncovers how.
It is well established that type 2 diabetes - if untreated - can lead to kidney damage. Now, new research shows that an unhealthy diet may do just as much harm.
Learn all about bunions, bony bumps present at the base of the big toe joint. This article looks at how to get rid of bunions, including treatment without surgery.
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.
A clinical trial brings us closer to eradicating malaria, after finding a vaccine offered safe, effective protection against the disease in healthy adults for more than 1 year.
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.