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Light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death and, specifically, your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study reports.
When Cathy Fedoruk first set out to become a fashion model, she was in search of one thing: adventure.
(Reuters) - Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an elongated area of low pressure located more than a thousand miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a 20 percent chance of developing into
Nevada was left without insurance coverage after U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said last week it would pare back its Obamacare offerings in the state exchange next year.
The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to a CDC report.
Researchers have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible fo
ATHENS (Reuters) - Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens for a third day on Tuesday as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading.
CALGARY - A study by researchers at the University of Calgary suggests there's an overdiagnosis epidemic when it comes to thyroid cancer. Dawnelle Topstad and James Dickinson pored over four decades
Personal values and general approaches to decision-making are the primary drivers of what types of treatment women choose when diagnosed with breast cancer.
Charlie Gard's parents have announced they will use £1.3 million donated by well-wishers to set up a 'Charlie Gard Foundation' to help other children with rare diseases.
Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that pa
Experts say the data from the CDC show doctors have likely become better at recognizing and treating depression with medicine but stigma remains around male mental health.
TORONTO - Officials in Toronto are trying to partially open three safe injection sites months earlier than anticipated, due to a rise in overdoses and deaths. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's ...
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Each extra hour of sleep kids get at night is linked to a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and less accumulation of sugars, researchers at the University of London report in Pediatrics.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday they were battling a new crude oil spill in the Abu Fatira area, a day after containing an initial leak that contaminated southern waters.
KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stra
Shopping for a bridesmaid's dress? You're in luck.
Alexander Robertson, a journalist at MailOnline, signed up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, a 100-mile ride through the closed-off streets of the capital, with his friend James.
Researchers at the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have developed a new dataset to study drivers' reactions to distractions.
A gene that helps some people and animals fend off persistent viral infections has now been discovered by a team of scientists.
Every time we swallow food, cells that line the intestines must step up their activity in a sudden and dramatic manner. According to a new study, they rise to the challenge in the most economic fashio
Ely Bowman, from Irvine, California, was born with Batten's Disease, a rare nerve disorder that typically causes seizures, speech loss, paralysis and eventually an early death.
A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined
Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review.
New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, accordin
Reuters Health - Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests.
What parents should know about the new research on Type 2 diabetes.
A new study has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of betalains, the highly nutritious red-violet and yellow pigments known for their antioxidant properties and commonly used as food dyes.
Distracted driving -- texting or absent-mindedness -- claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, p
A high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data, according to a new study.
Researchers have examined the pre-approval and post-approval clinical trials of drugs granted FDA Accelerated Approval between 2009 and 2013.
A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.
A new machine learning program appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Early diagnosis a
Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at j
Researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.
The drug, a horse tranquilizer, has become a popular street drug. The 10-month-old girl, her grandma and brother were found at home in Indiana unconscious after eating from the bowls.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the first multiplex test for the Zika virus and three other viruses.
EXCLUSIVE: WARNING CONTAINS IMAGE SOME MAY FIND UPSETTING: Mary Vince, 37, from Lancashire, lost baby Johnny just a week before her due date and says friends vanished.
Brigham and Women's Hospital and LSE experts ask the FDA to improve its 'accelerated approval' method. Less than half of the drugs were completed tests for effectiveness or dangerous side effects.
The Fair at The PNE Aug. 19-Sept. 4 | 2901 E Hastings St. Tickets and info: $6.50-$14 (children under 13 free); pne.ca Move over, food trucks. The hot, new mobile business model has less to
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School scientists have mapped the ageing changes of facial bones in detail over the course of eight years.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Two new cases of bird flu have been reported in western Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters Health - Lesbians are more likely to seek healthcare if they are in an accepting healthcare environment, a new opinion paper argues.
The Martin Fisher Foundation, an organisation dedicated to reducing the deaths from the virus, was behind the installation of the machine at Brighton Sauna.
Reuters Health - Patients with cancer have higher risks of heart attack and stroke from blood clots, especially in the first few months after diagnosis, compared with people who don't have cancer, res
(Reuters) - South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a nat
Researchers have identified the cellular receptor that causes weight gain from antipsychotic drugs and were able to reverse the effect in laboratory mice.
To determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals h
The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed to defend and c
EXCLUSIVE: Ian Hamilton, based at York University, made the warning. It follows Olivia Christopher's death at BoomTown Festival last year, who had fatal levels of MDMA in her system.
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches in a new article.
Gata4 alone is able to reduce post-heart attack fibrosis and improve cardiac function in a rat model of heart attack. In rat fibroblasts in the lab, the molecular mechanism involves reduced expression
Researchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake.
Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know wh
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