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In a new study, researchers found gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness. They showed that six patients...

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In a new study, researchers found women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals. The...

People should stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, study says

In a new paper, researchers suggest that if you've never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to...

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In a new study, researchers found that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They found that epigallocatechin (EGCG)...

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In a new study, researchers found that when hormone allopregnanolone decreases or stops abruptly, offspring are more likely to develop autism-like behaviors. Allopregnanolone is one...

Retired? Hardly: At 99, this pioneering heart doctor still leading the way

At 99 years old, most people are not engaging in complex research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jeremiah Stamler is...

Urban green areas may help you deal with negative emotions, improving wellness

In a new study, researchers found green areas in the inner city can directly improve the well-being of urban citizens. Moreover, people with a reduced...

New method to treat Parkinson’s disease

In a new study, researchers have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects...

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What is perimenopause and how does it affect women’s health in midlife?

All women know to expect the time in life when their periods finish and they reach menopause. Many might even look forward to it. What...

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