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The researchers figured out that the bacteria can somehow sense they have become attached to intestinal cells inside a human and begin to express their genes.
Dozens of sites did not even meet the researchers’ inclusion criteria, which required having written reviews of doctors, no fee for use, a search-by-name option, and not being restricted to a certain specialty or insurance plan.
Although they still pose risks for extremely low birthweight babies, probiotics have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of deadly gut-related conditions in premies.
In an effort to hopefully reduce the amount of botched lip surgeries, researchers took to Facebook to create a poll about ideal female lip size and appearance.
A new study shows that men who are depressed during their partner's pregnancy experience an upswing in their symptoms nine months post childbirth, which can be due to several factors.
It turns out that the cells our bodies use to digest food need a break every now and then.
This sort of research allows doctors and scientists to examine whether variations in genes directly impact disease function.
New guidelines from the ACP advise that other therapies for treating lower back pain, like acupuncture and rehab, should be considered before taking potentially addictive pain medications.
Since antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV increase one's risk of heart disease, a clinical trial seeks both male and female participants to test whether a heart disease pill will help.
While most parents are vigilant in keeping medication out of the reach of children, it seems they can be a little lax when it comes to medications for pets.
See how your state ranks in terms of quality and cost of dental care in the United States.
Some children who ingested the pods also experienced profuse vomiting, trouble breathing, and a few even died.
Although the carcinogens present in e-cigarette "juice" are not fully known, a group of researchers have concluded that they are still less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Scientists and activist groups are joining forces once again to battle and ultimately end the prevalence of HIV in the Deep South.
While there is still considerable debate over the health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study measuring heart activity of e-cigarette users may be tipping the scale.
Our unstable world adds even more urgency for being prepared for future disease outbreaks, which experts warn we are not presently ready for.
It's a problem that's getting worse: Doctors are increasingly relying on computers to document their patients' visits, and issues with medical records persist.
When calculating cervical cancer risk, previous studies did not consider women who had undergone hysterectomies.
Cancer deaths in the U.S. plummeted 20 percent between 1980 and 2014, but a county-by-county breakdown reveals some areas actually saw cancer cases rise.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.
Beach umbrellas are stylish and functional, but you still need to apply some sunscreen if you want to avoid a sunburn, even in the shade.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.
One to two vigorous workout sessions per week may be all you need to maintain your health.
Give babies peanuts to ward off deadly allergy. Being around dogs and dirt promote healthier growth, too.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.
Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.
A study in rodents found that the typical diet consumed by American mothers increased the chances of offspring becoming obese.
A paper published in JAMA Cardiology shows that people with HIV have almost double the risk of heart attack than people who do not have the disease.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
A systematic review of research informing daily sugar intake concludes “guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations."
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
It’s a question that has long perplexed scientists: Why do girls who develop a rare type of benign brain tumors lose their vision more often than boys?
A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.
It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.
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