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Recent research has demonstrated a fascinating interaction between oxytocin, the 'moral molecule,' and marijuana-like neurotransmitters involved in motivation and happiness.
The American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society have produced guidelines to help doctors, health workers and parents care for children with pulmonary hypertension.
When marijuana users suffer stroke, it is more likely to be caused by arterial stenosis than by cardioembolism, unlike in non-users.
A new report by experts on behalf of the World Health Organization concludes that consumption of red and processed meats are carcinogenic to humans.
A large, survey-based study shows that the majority of young people use a flavored product for their first time using tobacco; efforts to decrease use of these products are vital.
Many tumors that develop drug-resistance lack a gene that prevents mutations in healthy cells. Now, a study suggests targeting a mechanism that kicks in when the gene is absent.
Epidemics of tuberculosis and drug resistance will worsen if the global fight against tuberculosis does not combine biomedical interventions with social actions, researchers urge.
Scientists have used a protein to cause tomatoes to grow large amounts of the nutrients resveratrol and genistein. The technique could be scaled up for industrial production.
A new study calls for people who experience frequent blackouts or near-drowning events to visit their doctor; they may be at increased risk of a serious heart disorder called LQTS.
Research shows that the chance of working after a cancer diagnosis is 10% lower than before, and that family income drops by 20%, causing economic hardship.
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.
Wealthy people in the Middle Ages who had access to expensive pottery and treatments for leprosy and syphilis risked being poisoned with lead and mercury.