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Feb 21, 2017
In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms?
Feb 21, 2017
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.
Feb 21, 2017
Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.
Feb 21, 2017
Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.
Feb 21, 2017
Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

Women's Health

Feb 21, 2017
Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.
Feb 19, 2017
New research shows an association between the sex of the fetus and different immune responses in pregnant women. Pregnancy with girls may affect immunity.
Feb 16, 2017
Using a cutting-edge technique, researchers from the United Kingdom investigate the effect of active and inactive vitamin D levels on muscle strength.
Feb 15, 2017
Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?
Feb 14, 2017
Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...

Men's Health

Feb 21, 2017
Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.
Feb 21, 2017
A new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men.
Feb 15, 2017
New large-scale genetic study examines over 52,000 men with moderate-to-severe hair loss and identifies over 250 genetic locations linked to the condition.
Feb 13, 2017
New research finds associations between heavy, long-lasting snowfall and a raised risk of myocardial infarction in men. Snow shoveling may be the cause.
Feb 7, 2017
A new trial in adult rhesus monkeys tests the effectiveness of Vasalgel - a non-hormonal gel developed as a long-term form of male contraception.

Children's Health

Feb 21, 2017
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.
Feb 20, 2017
According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.
Feb 20, 2017
Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it.
Feb 20, 2017
Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.
Feb 20, 2017
How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options?

Senior Health

Feb 21, 2017
Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Feb 20, 2017
How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options?
Feb 17, 2017
New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients.
Feb 17, 2017
Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests.
Feb 15, 2017
New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their...

Medical Innovation

Feb 8, 2017
A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the...
Jan 31, 2017
An artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm performs just as well as individual ophthalmologists in diagnosing congenital cataracts, reports a paper published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Jan 27, 2017
Surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot.
Jan 26, 2017
It's scary enough making a doctor's appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous.
Jan 25, 2017
Scientists have developed a 3-D bioprinter capable of producing totally functional human skin either from cell lines or from patient-derived cells.

Alzheimers

Feb 17, 2017
Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Feb 17, 2017
Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study carried out at the University of Eastern...
Feb 15, 2017
Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players...
Feb 15, 2017
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to dementia via advanced neuronal dysfunction and death.
Feb 15, 2017
New research examines the metabolism of brain cells and uncovers the calcium exchange mechanism that could lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Emergency Medicine

Feb 20, 2017
Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it.
Feb 20, 2017
Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to...
Feb 9, 2017
Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to...
Feb 6, 2017
High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called "natural cure," can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself...
Feb 6, 2017
A study has demonstrated 'unacceptably high' rates of hospital-acquired infections among children in the UK and Europe.

Heart Disease

Feb 21, 2017
Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research in the American Heart...
Feb 21, 2017
If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but...
Feb 15, 2017
Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive...
Feb 15, 2017
A shock from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may trigger an increase in health care needs for many people, regardless whether the shock was medically necessary, according to a new...
Feb 15, 2017
Dietary intervention could benefit heart health in those with muscular dystrophy. That's according to new research published in Experimental Physiology.