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Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said.
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.
A five-year study found that in many cases of uncomplicated appendicitis, surgery was not necessary.
Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough.
For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system.
Demonstrations and walkouts took place in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.
Lessons from Jane Brody’s brother: Having all the right cholesterol numbers and staying active is no guarantee your coronary arteries are in great shape.
Pharmaceutical ads have long featured healthy-looking actors or celebrity pitches. Now there’s an increased desire to use people who have taken the medications.
A new hashtag has survivors of sexual abuse answering the question: Why didn’t you say something sooner?
Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.
Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps.
Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.
Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”
Men and women who reported feeling sleepy during the day had higher levels of brain plaques.
Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care.
Bland, institutional food can be bad for patients in many ways.
Genetic testing may help those at high risk take steps to prevent deadly cancers.
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain.
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
My siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the United States.
Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.