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Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.
A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.
These findings are extra relevant because African Americans already are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
In a study, Mexican-American students with larger hippocampus brain areas had heightened sensitivity to depressive symptoms.
The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.
A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.
Overall, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD than men.
Despite the associated stigma, talking to ourselves is partially what makes us human.
Vital Updates spoke with Miss USA Deshauna Barber about her lesser known role in the Army Reserves, what it's like to be a woman in the military, and what she thinks of the controversial show "Thirteen Reasons Why."
The researchers had conducted previous experiments on mice using CRISPR/Cas9 but with less impressive results.
The more breast milk the infants received, the more closely their gut’s microbiome resembled their mother’s.
More and more children in the U.S. are experiencing eyesight problems but aren't getting the corrective care they need.
The discovery of a peptide in the frog slime is a potentially important one to global public health.
German researchers gathered data from 3,000 people at Oktoberfest to study the effects of binge drinking on the heart.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified a specific protein in the plasma of umbilical cord blood that increased cognitive functioning in animal studies.
A new report shows illegal pot use is up significantly in states with medical marijuana laws, compared to those without them.
The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.
Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.
The scientists' success in animal trials may suggest strawberry extract as a curative remedy for breast cancer, although many more studies would need to be done before extrapolating to humans.
New research has found that there are high levels of tobacco and nicotine getting onto kids' hands, even when no one is smoking around them.
Scientists are utilizing gene-editing technology to create pills that could destroy bacteria within the body.
A new study found that a significant number of patients aren't taking their medication as directed two years after discharge.
Many of the so-called therapies for 'curing' autism are dangerous and misinformed, warns the FDA in a recent consumer alert.
The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.
Scientists have developed a spray loaded with the good bacteria that people with eczema are missing.
Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.
City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.
In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Series Task Force didn't recommend doctors give regular screening tests for prostate cancer, but now they're recommending the test for men ages 55 to 69.
The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?
A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.
Dr. Melissa Mattison's key message at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Conference last weekend warned against the effectiveness of antipsychotics for elderly patients.
A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.
Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.
A new study reveals that the cognitive effects of lead exposure can last for decades.
In a session at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego this week, Dr. Douglas S. Paauw stressed the importance of heeding medication warnings from the FDA.
Lorcaserin is a prescription weight loss pill that works by altering the brain’s serotonin circuitry, and now it's been shown to reduce opioid cravings in animal tests.
Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.
The authors hypothesized that long-term effects of cancer treatments may be to blame.
Energy drinks can mask the effects of alcohol, which can lead to consuming more alcohol and experiencing more hazardous situations.
Before the advent of these drugs, treatment for Hepatitis C included interferon, which many people say is worse than the symptoms of Hepatitis C itself.
A group representing about half of all doctors in the U.S. is discussing the adverse ways that climate change is affecting human health.
Check out the list to see if your city made the cut.
High school girls who play soccer get more concussions than boys who play football, according to new research.
From the "Dirty Dozen" to the "Clean Fifteen," here are the fruits and vegetables claimed to contain the least and most pesticides this year.
While the authors aren’t certain exactly why overweight women are more likely to give birth to babies with cerebral palsy, one theory is that these babies are more prone to asphyxia-related complications.
Overweight Americans are becoming more satisfied with their weight and appearance, which has lead to a decrease in their attempts to shed pounds.
People who survive a melanoma diagnosis are advised to avoid the sun as they're at high risk for another diagnosis.
This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.
It's a chemical called titanium oxide, present in chewing gum, candy and even toothpaste, that's been shown to be harmful to the digestive system.
They are a veritable deadly dozen of bacteria for which antibiotics have no impact.
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