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Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of...
New research indicates that diabetes and kidney disease may increase African Americans' risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, as well as their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes. The...
Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London.
The incidence of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism increased significantly in 30 years from 1976 to 2005, Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in a study in JAMA Neurology. This trend was...
A university degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumour, suggests a large observational study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Lychnopholide, a substance isolated from a Brazilian plant, and formulated as part of "nanocapsules" cured more than half of a group of mice that had been infected experimentally with Chagas...
A comprehensive analysis of changes in the intestinal microbial population during the first three years of life has revealed some of the impacts of factors such as mode of birth...
Eating three more portions of dietary fiber a day--say, two pieces of whole grain bread and a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal--is associated with a lower risk for all...
Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria.
In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary...
A new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLA School of Law found state laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse...
In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. The release of metal ions into the body has been reported as a result...
A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus.
A Washington State University researcher has found that statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients.
Highlights Two-thirds of the children with kidney disease were classified as vitamin D deficient. Children with kidney disease who took vitamin D supplements had vitamin D levels that were...
The body's defences detect and eliminate not only pathogens but also tumour cells. Natural killer cells (NK-Cells) are specifically activated by chemical messengers, the Cytokines, to seek and destroy tumour...
Younger patients - aged 50 to 64 - are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data* being presented at the...
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