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Optimistic teens show lower depression risk

Teenagers with a sunny outlook on life may be less likely than their more pessimistic peers to develop depression symptoms, a new study suggests

Vaccine cuts risk of shingles: study

Older adults who had the shingles vaccine were half as likely to develop the painful condition than unvaccinated adults in a new study.

Phone chats plus web program help smokers quit

Personalized phone counseling along with web-based guidance makes it easier to quit smoking, suggests a new study

Good news for caffeine lovers

Egyptians cannot give up their caffeine, especially tea which accounts for 88 per cent of their consumption of hot beverages. Ahram Online sheds a light on the pros and cons of tea and coffee drinking

How far does your sneeze and cough go?

Ever wondered how far your sneeze goes? Or if you can stop germs from spreading by cupping your mouth with your hand when you cough?

French sue pharma firm over deadly diabetes drug

Patients sue pharmaceutical company for an allegedly deadly and sickening diabetes drug

Sibling spacing may be tied to autism risk: study

A new study suggests that kids who are born only a year or two after an older sibling might be more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those with a bigger age gap

More girls showing signs of hearing loss

Boys have been more likely than girls to show signs of a particular type of hearing loss, but girls are catching up - and the ubiquity of portable audio players may be to blame, new research suggests

Weight loss not accelerated by fish oil

Fish oil capsules won't help boost weight loss if you're already dieting and exercising, new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows

No blood risk with hormone patch, study

Women who treat menopause symptoms with hormone patches rather than pills may not have an increased risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs

Eating lots of meat ups women's stroke risk

Women who eat a lot of red meat may be putting themselves at increased risk of stroke, a new study in more than 30,000 Swedish women hints.

Be wary of CPR lessons on YouTube

YouTube may be a great place to watch a dog play the accordion, but a new study suggests it's not the most reliable source for learning CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Meet The New Bugs on The Block!

Our bodies are a host to numerous kinds of bacteria of which almost five hundred species are in the gastro-intestinal tract and their main task is to help the process of digestion take place and assist the movement of food

AIDS gel prevents infection in monkeys

An experimental gel protected female monkeys from the AIDS virus in a test designed to mimic human sexual transmission, researchers said on Wednesday.

Study linking MMR vaccine to autism was fraud

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research

Smoking tied to miscarriage risk

A new study may offer women one more reason to kick the smoking habit before becoming pregnant

Scientists decipher genetic code of strawberies and chocolate

Teams of scientists have cracked the genetic codes of the wild strawberry and a certain type of cacao used to make fine chocolate, work that should help breeders develop better varieties of more mainstream crops

Beating Headaches with Food

The problem of headaches and migraines affects people around the globe. One of the latest approaches tackles the connection between the gut and the brain

Save Their Eyes

In our society we underestimate the importance of early and regular eye examination to detect problems before they accumulate. The ideal age to start annual checkups is around six years old

No siblings could mean a happier child

Thinking of having a second son or daughter? Drop the idea! No siblings could mean a happier child

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