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Stress affects us all, but it may do more than disrupt our sleep or cause a headache. In this spotlight, we explore some of the less recognized health implications of stress.
A new study suggests the dramatic rise in suicide rates among middle-aged adults since 1999 could be explained by the economic recession of 2007-09.
Two studies have revealed human antibodies that are able to bind to and disable the deadly Marburg virus, a relative of the Ebola virus.
Researchers have presented findings from a study demonstrating the pre-exposure prophylaxis reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men.
Find out about the health benefits of black beans including maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, preventing cancer and warding off heart disease.
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years.
A new study suggests that, compared with people who sleep 6-8 hours a night, those who sleep more than 8 hours may be at 46% higher risk of stroke.
Parkinson's disease arises when misshapen proteins form fibrils that kill brain cells. Now, researchers have made a sticky peptide that stops fibrils forming so cells do not die.
For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we take a look at how a sometimes overlooked group are affected by these debilitating diseases.
Clostridium difficile was the cause of more than 450,000 infections and 15,000 deaths in the US in 2011, according to a new study led by CDC researchers.
The symptoms of ADHD itself increase the risk of a premature death, in addition to a raised risk of substance use, a large study shows. Relative risk of early death was doubled.
New research shows graphene oxide may have potential as a new type of anticancer agent by selectively targeting cancer stem cells and stopping their proliferation.
Synthon has announced that the company's glatiramer acetate met the main endpoint of a late-stage study in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The Phase III Glatiramer Acetate clinical trial To assess Equivalence...Show More Summary
A €1.2 million European project, which concludes on 28th March, will help policymakers develop reliable plans for responding to flu epidemics, including pandemics. The world's first extensive cost-effectiveness analysis of epidemic responses has created models which will help governments avoid costly and ineffectual policies. Show More Summary
Scientists from the University of Granada have taken part, alongside the Esteve laboratory, in the development of a new drug that multiplies the analgesic effect of opioids (drugs for treating intense pain), without increasing constipation,...Show More Summary
Breast cancers can look and behave very differently. Understanding why and how they do so is key to designing more tailored therapies for patients and sparing them unnecessary treatments.In a new study published by the Journal of Pathology,...Show More Summary
Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). Show More Summary
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is calling on Congress for $4 million in each of the next five years to support better awareness and avoidance of blood clots. The Alliance maintains that this relatively modest spending couldShow More Summary
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