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Do men and women respond differently to heat? Study investigates

Our body has a heat regulation system that stops us from overheating during workout or on a hot summer day. But who sweats more - men or women? A new …

Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects tens of thousands of Americans. While there is yet no cure for the illness, …

HIV vs. AIDS: Differences and connections

Although the terms HIV and AIDS are often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two diagnoses.<p>HIV is a virus that attacks a type of …

HIV symptoms timeline: How do symptoms change?

HIV is a virus which attacks the body's CD4 cells, a type of white blood cell that helps protect the body from infection. HIV, therefore, weakens the …

Neurofeedback treatment for insomnia no better than placebo

Insomnia is notoriously difficult to treat. One potential intervention that has received attention over the years is neurofeedback. Although it has …

Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and …

Dementia risk reduced by eating 'five-a-day'

Dementia is estimated to affect around 47.5 million people worldwide, and this number is expected to more than triple by 2050. But according to new …

Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Anorexia can cause severe health issues, and the illness can sometimes be fatal. New research suggests a surgical technique can stimulate the …

Alzheimer's disease: Molecular study clarifies potential link to high blood sugar

A new molecular study reveals for the first time that high blood sugar or glucose damages an important enzyme that is involved with how the immune …

Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?

<b>Most people know to brush and floss their teeth regularly. However, many people have questions about whether water flossing is an alternative to</b> …

Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior

Researchers provide further evidence of how gene mutations in a certain brain region might fuel behaviors associated with obsessive-compulsive …

People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, and mental illness affects tens of millions of Americans each year. New research finds …

Swollen uvula: Causes, symptoms, and remedies

The roof of the mouth is composed of two main sections, the hard palate at the front and the soft palate at the back. The uvula can be seen at the …

Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health

Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits …

People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans, and the numbers are expected to grow. New research suggests there may be a link between prolonged …

Skin health: Friendly bacteria keep harmful Staph in check

Scientists have discovered that in healthy skin, harmful <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> is kept in check by its friendlier cousins, whose numbers are depleted …

Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment

For many, taking antidepressants means experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction.<p>Experts are still researching the sexual side effects caused by …

Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk

Research, published this week in <i>Thorax</i>, finds a link between eating greater quantities of fruits and vegetables and lung health. They found it …

Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

A new study suggests severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may be an early marker of type 2 diabetes.<p>According to the latest data, …

Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test

Doctors use the Schirmer's test to work out if a person's eyes make enough tears to keep the eyes moist. If the eyes don't produce enough moisture, a …

Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring

Children born to mothers who have active genital herpes during pregnancy may be at twice the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, new …

Preeclampsia raises risk of heart disease, heart failure

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure disorder that can occur during pregnancy. A new study suggests mothers with preeclampsia may have an increased risk …

Life expectancy set to rise in industrialized countries

Using a novel approach, scientists predict that life expectancy will continue to increase in developed countries, potentially exceeding 90 years for …

HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

<b>For many people newly infected with HIV, a rash is one of the earliest symptoms. A wide range of illnesses, infections, and allergic reactions can</b> …

Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information

<b>Eating shrimp as part of a balanced diet is not only safe but can offer a person several key nutrients.</b><p>Doctors previously recommended against eating …

New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

Researchers from Oregon State University have discovered a subset of circadian genes that only become active as an organism ages or during times of …

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence

Breast cancer survival rates are very high compared with other forms of cancer, but in some cases, the cancer does comes back. New research …

What is best to eat and drink when you have a sore throat?

<b>Once it develops, a sore throat can make it painful and difficult to swallow. When that happens, it's hard to know what to eat and drink.</b><p>Just the …

Children inherit around 40 percent of parents' BMI

New research warns of the implications parental overweight and obesity may have for offspring, after finding that around 40 percent of a child's …

What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate

As men advance in age, their levels of testosterone naturally start to decrease. To avoid some of the adverse health effects that come with the loss …