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People in the United States who are a part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, may be at greater risk of premature death than those who are not a par..
 Chew your food!" This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have f..
Asthma affects millions of children in the United States, and so does obesity. A new study may have found a link between the two, as early-life asthma may contribute to the develop..
Type 1 diabetes affects more than 1 million people in the United States but still holds many mysteries. New research, however, links the condition to inflammation in the gut and ch..
Acute coronary syndrome describes a range of conditions associated with sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. The blockage can be sudden and occur in one instant, or it may come..
Chronic kidney disease affects millions of people in the United States each year. New research points to a circulating protein that may be responsible for the decline in kidney fun..
Wandering and getting lost is common among individuals with Alzheimer's disease, but what causes this disoriented behavior? New research reveals that it may be down to the buildup ..
The negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle are well known, but young professionals are not the only ones affected. New research investigates the impact of low physical ac..
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. The disease disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the bod..
Scientists have developed a dental implant containing a reservoir for the slow release of drugs. Laboratory tests in which the reservoir slowly released a strong antimicrobial agen..
Research shows that prematurely born babies are more prone to developing disabilities. A new study, however, suggests that brain mapping in preemies may help to predict and prevent..
Cachexia is a condition that causes extreme weight loss as well as muscle wasting. The name comes from two Greek words: kakos, meaning "bad," and hexis, meaning "condition." The co..
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of childhood leukemia, accounting for around 3 in 4 cases in the United States. In a new study, researchers reveal how a compou..
We all laugh. Some may laugh more than others, but it is a unanimous human trait. It feels good and brings people together. Really, laughter needs no introduction, but what is it f..
Researchers in Spain have discovered that a protein called CPEB4 may help to prevent fatty liver, a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. They showed that mice with low le..
Asthma affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and tens of millions of people in the United States alone. However, new Canadian research suggests that a significant numbe..
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, mood, and memory problems. Pregnancy involves weight gain and extreme hormone fluct..
Coffee drinkers may live longer. This has been the conclusion of numerous studies during recent years. Now, researchers believe that they may have uncovered one of the mechanisms u..
High blood pressure is generally considered to be a risk factor for developing dementia. However, new research challenges this belief, instead suggesting that hypertension may lowe..
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It is a chronic, or long-term, condition and it is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn..
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, or if the tears vanish too quickly. There are many treatments for dry eyes. Can vitamins ..
Squalamine, a chemical compound found in dogfish sharks, has the potential to reduce the formation of toxic proteins related to the development of Parkinson's disease, new research..
A study of more than 16,000 people in the United States revealed that individuals who consumed red chili peppers had a lower risk of death from all causes over an average of 18 yea..
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects attention, impulse control, activity levels, and learning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)..
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder, typically first diagnosed when an affected individual is elementary school age. It is..
New research adds to the long list of health benefits brought by regular physical activity. As little as 20 minutes of exercise could have anti-inflammatory effects, according to a..
As more and more women decide to become mothers later in life, the risk of experiencing pregnancy complications also increases. New research explores why this may be the case, sugg..
Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms of memory loss, personality changes, and intellectual impairments that are large enough to affect a person's daily life. Alzhei..
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is marked by raised, red, scaly patches on the skin area. The condition can occur anywhere on the body, including the ---. It can ..
Osteoarthritis is a chronic, long-term disease that affects millions of elderly adults. There is currently no known cure for it and treatment options are limited. New research, how..
For older adults, a lack of exercise may put their risk of developing dementia on par with that of adults who are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is the conclusion of ..
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. It develops when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own central nervous system. Nerve fibers in the body are usually coate..
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system affects the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. The cause is unknown, but it may..
Engaging in physical activity can reduce pain and help to maintain mobility and independence for older adults with arthritis, but current exercise recommendations are often unachie..