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Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Help may be on the way. New researc
The process through which cells are able to sense their environment is regulated by force detection, concludes new research.
Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside her body.
AP PHOTOS: Thousands of chronically homeless people seek refuge on Los Angeles' Skid Row
BOSTON (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote its Infuse bone graft product used in spinal surg
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment, the government said on Wednesday,
London GP Dr Zoe Williams explained some of the complex cases she had to deal with in the brief slot. it comes after research showed Britain's GP consultations are among shortest in Europe.
A new law took effect in California last year allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control, but few of the state's pharmacies are actually offering this service, according to new research.
Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.
Hypnosis can alter the way certain individuals information process information in their brain. A new phenomenon was identified by researchers who have successfully used hypnosis to induce a functional
MILAN (Reuters) - A deadly gas explosion in Austria has exposed a weak link in European energy security -- in neighboring Italy.
CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters trying to tame a blaze that has destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California were facing bone-dry conditions and the return of powerful wind gusts on
(Reuters Health) - Many cancer cases worldwide may happen at least in part because people are overweight or have diabetes, a new report suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance next year surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment on the federally-run Heal
Lab tests prove a new drug called NGI-1 is capable of thwarting flaviviruses, the family that includes mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue and West Nile.
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.
A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations
AP PHOTOS: Thousands of chronically homeless people seek refuge on Los Angeles' Skid Row
British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest
Researchers have succeeded in taking the next step toward using human-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers -- which were first i
Health Canada has decided against banning the sale of wire-bristle barbecue brushes, and is instead leaving brush safety mostly in the hands of indus
Michelle Middleton, a bodybuilder from Portland, Oregon has revealed her struggle with extreme bloating on Instagram, revealing the trigger foods that can cause her abs to disappear in minutes.
Speaking on This Morning from Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, Naomi Findlay told how she was desperate to cradle daughter Vanellope Hope for the first time.
Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist at Leeds Beckett University, believes it is premature to call the trendy gadgets a 'healthier alternative' to traditional cigarettes.
The annual rankings from United Health Foundation assess 35 different factors, from smoking and obesity rates to pollution, concentration of doctors, and causes of death.
Dr Deborah Bateson, from the University of Sydney's obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology department, made the claim in a piece for The Conversation.
Many elements of holiday decor appeal to our senses in ways that mimic our evolutionary sense of safety, comfort and closeness, and a Chicago design psychologist explains how.
Children exposed to ADHD drugs like Ritalin in the first trimester are more likely to have heart deformities, according to a new study by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston were visited by Santa Claus who brought holiday cheer for an adorable photo shoot.
Exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may damage the developing brains of teens in ways that make them more likely to act out growing up, a new study from the University of Southern Californ
These amazing weight loss transformations from around the world shared by Bored Panda show how weight loss can make people unrecognisable because of the impact on their faces.
Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics in Atlanta build on past research that found gay or bisexual people are more likely to suffer from insomnia due to severe psychological str
London GP Dr Zoe Williams explained some of the complex cases she had to deal with in the brief slot. it comes after research showed Britain's GP consultations are among shortest in Europe.
Scientists have used sea water collected from Whitby in North Yorkshire, and scrap metal to develop a technology that could help capture more than 850 million tons of unwanted carbon dioxide in the at
As the Aug. 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with interesting questions.
Researchers have addressed an international environmental problem by developing a model that can predict how certain chemicals amplify the effects of pesticides and other chemical compounds. Pesticide
Scientists argue that the path to hydrogen-boron fusion is now viable, and may be closer to realization than other approaches, such as the deuterium-tritium fusion approach currently being pursued.
Most ADHD medications appear to have no increased risk for birth defects except a very small increased risk for heart defects with methylphenidate use in the first trimester.
From VR for grannies to solving hand tremors, these startups are where it's at in senior innovation.
Relatively few women use postmenopausal hormone therapy nowadays to stave off diseases as they age. So will a respected panel's new recommendation against its use for that purpose lead to undertreatme
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament on Wednesday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 1.07 million consumers selected 2018 Obamacare individual insurance plans on the HealthCare.gov website during the week ended Dec. 9, the U.S. government reported on Wed
Researchers report that endocytosis, which was previously thought to be a random process, actually occurs in a coordinated manner through collective dynamics. The work showed how a major endocytic pat
People who drank diet soda daily were three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia, according to a recent study
Taking medication to tightly control and lower blood glucose levels is the advice frequently given by doctors to the 400,000 B.C. residents with Type 2 diabetes — but it’s a “mi
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.
Scientists have developed new technology to detect the activity of RNase H, a RNA degrading enzyme. The team used highly efficient signal amplification reaction termed catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA)
By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional rese
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Coco Loko, a snort-able chocolate powder that the administration says encourages drug abuse and poses health risks.
How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers has shown. Researchers say th
While human-made devices inspired by gecko feet have emerged in recent years, enabling their wearers to slowly scale a glass wall, the possible applications of gecko-adhesion technology go far beyond
OSLO (Reuters) - Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include laying off more than half its Israeli workforce, the Calcalist financial
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis's Sandoz generics business is in the process of selling or closing some products in the United States, it said on Wednesday.
AP PHOTOS: Day and night, drugs rule the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles
Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results
The hardcore homeless with mental illness or drug addiction pose especially difficult challenge for a working class city in Washington
A tax on medical device sales under the Affordable Care Act could be suspended again rather than disappear permanently under new legislation in the Republican-controlled U.S. House Ways and Means Comm
In anticipation of the New Year, Pinterest have put together a list of the top wellness trends for 2018 - and there's plenty to enjoy.
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