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Colorectal cancer patients have fewer beneficial gut bacteria and more harmful microbes than those without the disease, researchers from the New York University School of Medicine report in Friday’s edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
A new study reveals that corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil.
Today’s college students are almost literally attached at the hip to their cell phones and researchers wanted to see what effect this desire had on students’ academic performance, stress level and overall happiness.
A new study shows coffee and alcohol could affect longevity based on how they affect areas of your DNA known as telomeres.
A study has found a certain class of oral medications used to treat type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of female patients also developing cancer.
The pros and cons of marijuana use have been flying around the medical community for decades. While the debate on whether the good outweighs the bad is far from over, one plastic surgeon’s claim may help some pot smokers put down that joint once and for all.
A new research review from a team of French and Belgian researchers has cast some doubt on the health benefits of vitamin D supplements.
Stroke mortality rates have fallen dramatically in the US in recent decades as a result of better treatments and prevention efforts, the American Stroke Association said in a scientific statement published Thursday in the journal Stroke.
Fifty years after the approval of the extremely effective measles vaccine, the disease still poses a threat to domestic and global health security. On average, 430 children die each day due to measles infection around the world. In 2011, there were about 158,000 deaths attributed to measles.
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health demonstrates that the healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets.
Scientists have discovered a possible link between the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and changes occurring in the gut bacteria of mice, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell.
An estimated 44 million people are currently living with dementia, and that number is expected to reach 135 million by 2050, according to a new Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) policy brief presented Thursday at the G8 Dementia Summit.
Researchers are developing a specialized running shoe with special sensors and microelectronics to help prevent injuries while jogging as well as measure running form in real time.
French company Carmat produced their first completely artificial heart earlier this year with the help of aerospace giant Astrium. Carmat applied Astrium’s expertise in building spacecraft to guarantee the necessary precision and durability for an artificial human organ like a heart.
A new study has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors.
A new study has found that a vaccine used to thwart tuberculosis outside the US could be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).
The brain can produce and release estrogen, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process.
Research says that being track-side during an F1 grand prix could drastically exceed your daily recommended noise exposure, potentially damaging your eardrums.
Middle age and beyond can take a toll on a woman's sex drive, but two new studies offer hope for women who want to get their sexual mojo back.
A team led by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna has discovered one possible source of anxiety disorders and severe phobias – a missing inhibitory connection or “brake” in the brain.
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