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A team of scientists has described a novel 'microtube'-based platform to study how tubular organs, such as the heart and the kidneys, form under the various topographical restrictions commonly experie
Starting periods early -- before the age of 12 -- is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life.
Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea, warn doctors.
(Reuters Health) - Girls who start menstruating before they’re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a U.K. st
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House
Kentucky's Republican governor says he will shut down the state's expanded Medicaid program if the courts stop his plan for some people to work to keep their health benefits
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital and arrested on Shady Lane for public intoxication.
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades lat
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to impro
Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunsw
A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale.
Researchers have found that genetic variations in lungs help identify people at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from cigarette smoke, pollution.
In southeastern Alaska, brown and black bears are plentiful because of salmon. Their abundance also means they are the primary seed dispersers of berry-producing shrubs, according to a new study.
Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New research shows that plague bac
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.
The laundry detergent pod challenge can lead to ingesting toxic chemicals.
Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according
A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.
With medical advances and efforts to curb smoking, one might expect that US life expectancy would improve. Yet there's been a reduction in the rate of improvement in American mortality during the last
Corporate tax cuts will add $1.7 billion to UnitedHealth Group earnings and cash flows in 2018, the company said during its fourth-quarter earnings report.
Children on the spectrum often have a hard time 'switching gears'. But new research from McGill University, Montreal, shows being bilingual could increase their cognitive flexibility.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth.
Half of mothers-to-be gain too much weight. Nutrition experts from the University of Newcastle and University of Southampton explain how much weight gain is calculated from your BMI.
Women who breastfeed are for at least 6 months are 47 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a large 30-year study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California.
The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer, according to researchers at Helsinki University, Finland.
New research from the ?University of South Florida College of Public Health say dentists should help reduce the rate of oral cancers by checking for symptoms of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.
Teens living with a stepfather or stepmother are more troubled than those who split their time between parents, found RKBU in Norway, and are more likely to be depressed or bullied.
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital and arrested on Shady Lane for public intoxication.
New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer.
Scientists have described the crystal structure of RNF168 bound to ubiquitin chains, a crucial interaction for DNA repair, to find a unique interaction.
A recent study has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used to identify the most common bacteria causing soft tissue infections.
People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in
(Reuters) - Positive lung cancer results for Merck & Co Inc's blockbuster drug Keytruda assuaged investor concerns about delays in testing and the withdrawal of an application for European use of the
(Reuters Health) - The two most popular types of weight-reduction surgery are almost equally effective at shedding pounds, reversing diabetes and possibly improving survival.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll relea
(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military, such as freeze
Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. Researchers have pioneered a method to integrate data from multiple
Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who a
Can you sneeze with your eyes open and what is the best way to stop a sneeze?
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford, who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed. He described it as 'out of order'.
Adam York, 38, fell ill with the flu after Christmas. By New Year's day the Alabama popcorn maker's symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the ICU where he was placed in a coma.
Minutes after downing a brew, students scored better in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers at Peking University found.
The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial advocate for seniors.
At at time of increased interest in restricting their sale, a new study hints at the prevalence of health risks associated with energy drinks.
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time.
Minutes after downing a brew, students scored better in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers at Peking University found.
Trials on mice showed the H1N1 strain, responsible for 300,000 deaths in 2009, leaves victims prone to developing Parkinson's, Thomas Jefferson University researchers found.
EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knight, 55, from Brighton, relied on her nursery worker daughter, Kady, to care for her for an entire week after the killer virus took hold of her body.
Results also reveal European men are more anxious about masturbation and oral sex than those from the US. Some nine per cent of couples are not adventurous in bed.
Adam York, 38, fell ill with the flu after Christmas. By New Year's day the Alabama popcorn maker's symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the ICU where he was placed in a coma.
A 30-year national study in the U.S. says women who breastfeeding for six months or longer seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes.
Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a n
Biofuels were obtained from Jatropha Oil using carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst, which showed efficient cracking activity. The performance was activated by the high stability, metal sites, acid sites, e
When you feel like this, it’s important to know you’re not alone.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.
Corporate tax cuts will add $1.7 billion to UnitedHealth Group earnings and cash flows in 2018.
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