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A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scie
Neuroscientists have thoroughly mapped the touch, visual and auditory regions of the brain's cortex, but how does this sensory information get processed into our perception of the world? Researchers h
Male birds often use brightly colored plumage to be attractive to females. However, such eye-catching trimmings may also attract unwanted attention from predators. Now, a new study has found that show
Professor David Wright from the University of Exeter, said: 'The results show that aspirin can prevent pre-eclampsia in high-risk pregnancies. I hope that they will alter clinical practice'.
MUNICH (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW, Audi and truck manufacturer MAN have agreed with Bavaria to cut pollution from diesel engines, with manufacturers promising to reduce emissions from older mod
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday
Kettering General Hospital says its historical data management was "well-intended, if misguided".
ABC News' Paula Faris shares the story of how she found out her husband's snoring was caused by sleep apnea and looks at some possible snoring solutions.
The children were transported to a hospital after a malfunction at an indoor swimming pool caused a concentrated "cloud of chlorine gas" to form, according to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue depar
Researchers from Semmelweis University in Budapest found that neuroticism - a personality trait associated with nervousness and irritability - increases your migraine risk.
The Scottish government is to legislate for an opt-out as opposed to an opt-in system for organ donation.
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government favors granting lesbian couples and single women access to medically assisted reproduction, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
Up to 250 doctors voted in favour of the policy, similar to that of a 'black alert' used by hospitals, at the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth.
Kenya 1st in Africa to introduce generic version of current AIDS drug of choice
Researchers from the University of Vermont found magnesium eases depression without causing serious side effects. Some 61% of the study's participants would use the supplements again.
The electroacupuncture method was tested on 504 women who had stress incontinence by researchers at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.
They are a central part of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture, not to mention the construction industry and provincial economy, but western red cedar trees — B.C.’s official tree — a
Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors.
One of the major causes of bile duct cancer, which kills 20,000 Thais each year, is a parasitic flatworm native to the Mekong region and found in freshwater fish.
One of the major causes of bile duct cancer, which kills 20,000 Thais each year, is a parasitic flatworm native to the Mekong region and found in freshwater fish.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia found that educating parents on how to help their youngsters nod off significantly eases the mental health condition after just 24 weeks.
Evita Delmundo, 20, from Borneo, Malaysia, was born with the large dark brown spots covering her face and the rest of her body - as well as a birth mark across her neck and shoulders.
The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of 'Obamacare' is on the brink after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, shelved votes planned for this week
Samples from drinks at Costa, Starbucks, and Caffe Nero were reportedly found to be contaminated in lab tests carried out by BBC One's consumer series Watchdog.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republi
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States hopes that more varieties of its genetically modified corn will be approved for import by Beijing, the U.S. ambassador to China said on Wednesday.
REGINA - The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says concerns about suicide rates among farmers and mental health supports are starting to get some attention. On the weekend, Kim Kell
Council chiefs warn of £824m of savings despite an increase in the budget to over £20bn.
The special sticking plaster delivers a pain-free 'do-it-yourself' dose of the vaccine into the skin.
Doctors warn the national programme of changes is being rushed through and is wasting money.
(Reuters) - A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefi
Jane Park posted photos of herself in an ambulance and on a hospital ward in the early hours of this morning. She is believed to have  suspected sepsis after having the plastic surgery in Turkey.
The retreat by Republican leaders dealt another setback to their efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and set up long summer of health care battles.
Acupuncture received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility.
Cast aside those fish oil capsules, says Rowan Pelling, it's regular lovemaking that will stimulate your memory and brain
The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study finds.
A federal judge says Alabama's mental health care for state inmates is inadequate and unconstitutional
While the FDA reviews and approves medications, it doesn’t have the power to regulate prices             
Make-up artist Natalie Crawford lost her breasts, ovaries and hair due to chemotherapy and now offers free makeovers to cancer patients.
A trial of the patch by American scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, found it worked as well as a jab and was even preferred by patients who were being treated.
After almost three years at the helm of Saskatchewan’s largest health authority, Dan Florizone will not have the top job at the new provincial health authority when it begins operations in the f
Researchers at Georgetown University have found that a key protein associated with the neurodegenerative disease is also released during infections in the gastrointestinal tract.
The state Attorney General's Office says it's confident that Louisiana's abortion licensing laws are constitutional
Health writer and needle-phobe Parisa Hashempour tries and reviews a weightloss vitamin treatment at Vitamin Injections London.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of retailers Tuesday sued Cook County, Illinois, to try to block the sweetened beverage tax scheduled to go into effect in the Chicago area on Saturday, arguing it is uncon
ABC News' Serena Marshall reports from Capitol Hill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators
ABC News' Serena Williams speaks to a policy advocate with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and an Affordable Care Act enrollee about Senate health care bill.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says lawyers are still evaluating a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's licensing laws and regulations for abortion clinics
Travis Brindley was able to see red and green colors for the first time on June 17 on Father's Day. The father-of-one from New Hudson, Michigan, was born colorblind.
TORONTO - Ontario is spending an additional $85 million to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued two First Nation communities for half a century. Environment Minister Glen Murray say
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room (ER) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most younger age groups. The decrease among older people may be due to more
(Reuters Health) - Between 2002 and 2013, hospital admissions for heart failure fell by nearly a third in the U.S., but blacks are still more than twice as likely as whites to be hospitalized for the
PHOENIX - Officials are investigating the heat as a possible cause of 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees. Maricopa County Department of Public Health ......
Doctors, pharmacists and naturopaths claim 'bioidentical' hormones are safer than conventional hormone-replacement treatment, but this has no basis in science, experts say
President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to pass in the Senate, he won't like it _ but "that's OK."
Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and screening recommendati
Acute and chronic infections in a person's upper gastrointestinal tract appear to be linked to Parkinson's disease, say scientists.
Low-income Michigan residents enrolled in the state's expanded Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act are seeing benefits to health and employment.
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