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The manner in which men discuss sex and women with their friends may influence how likely a man is to commit acts of sexual aggression toward women, a study reports.
Medical News Today: Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health
Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin are not simply 'nervous' habits, a new study finds, suggesting they are instead associated with perfectionism, frustration and boredom.
New insights into how mucus is overproduced in diseases like asthma and COPD may lead to new treatments for these and other airway diseases.
Medical News Today: Dangerous leukemia cells can be forced to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists
As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.
Medical News Today: Doctors show race and social bias in study - but clinical decisions 'unaffected'
In online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.
Blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure may be more reliable indicators of atherosclerosis among Mexican-Americans than obesity, finds a new study.
Seniors who drink a lot of diet soda are urged by researchers to curb their intake, particularly if they are at high cardiometabolic risk.
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at disorders that reduce vision for which there is currently no cure, along with what forms of treatment are currently in development.
The MIND diet - a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets - was linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk in a new study, even among participants who did not follow it explicitly.
One way to search for life on other planets is to study their colors for spectral biosignatures of life forms. Now, scientists have made a color catalog based on Earth's microbes.
The master clock that controls our circadian rhythm contains thousands of brain cells. Now a new study pinpoints the cells that control the underlying timekeeping mechanisms.
Rosuvastatin has been lambasted in The BMJ by a doctor working for consumer group Public Citizen - and he hopes the statin's sales 'decline' for 'the sake of public's health.'
Medical News Today: Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.