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The potential health benefits of romantic relationships are well documented, but are friendships good for us, too? Many studies suggest so. We take a closer look.
A new study challenges commonly held views about the causative relationship between physical activity, breast density and breast cancer.
HIV and hepatitis C infections are major global public health problems. Now, for the first time, a study estimates 2.3 million people worldwide are infected with both viruses.
Despite health problems, being socially active and having social goals - but not family goals - appears to ease the decline in well-being that people often experience late in life.
Researchers call for an overhaul of infant feeding guidelines, after finding no evidence that hydrolized formula protects against allergies.
Learn about some of the common complications of labor that can occur, including fetal distress, excessive bleeding and placenta previa.
People who are overweight or shorter in height are more likely than normal-weight or taller peers to have a poorer socioeconomic status, a new study reveals.
Five years have passed since Fukushima; a series of articles look at the human impact of radiation and, as importantly, the psychosocial effects of living through a disaster.
By switching to cosmetic products without endocrine-disrupting chemicals, teenage girls had lower urinary concentrations of the chemicals in a new study.
A bionic fingertip has enabled a Danish amputee to distinguish between different textures in real-time with 96% accuracy, bringing us closer to sensory-enhanced prosthetics.
Women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss appear to lack stem cells in the womb lining. Researchers hope to start piloting interventions from spring 2016.