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A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.
Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands say that contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis - particularly in high doses - does not improve creativity.
In the world's largest study of mental awareness during resuscitation, researchers find evidence that near-death experiences could be real.
If findings are verified, colon cancer may be the first cancer to be recognized as being driven by the loss of a hormone that is essential for maintaining colon cells.
Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.
Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.