Glucose test for diabetes.

Obesity exacerbates many causes of death, but risks are different for men and women

Obesity is implicated in two thirds of the leading causes of death from non-communicable diseases worldwide

Woman scientist in a laboratory.

Women scientists author fewer invited commentaries in medical journals than men

They found that the disparity was larger for women who were further progressed in their careers

Woman holding pregnancy test

Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder

Researchers have developed a way to predict the onset of a deadly pregnancy condition that kills 76,000 women and half a million babies each year.

Multipolar melanoma cells stained for centrosomes (gamma-tubulin in red, centrin in green) and DNA (DAPI in blue).

New chemical weapon to combat cancer

The fight against cancer involves eradicating cancer cells but current treatments inevitably have negative consequences on healthy cells.

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Quiz: How much do you know about breast cancer?

In the breast cancer awareness month, test your knowledge to prevent this disease

A Tsimane 'mother, with her child after painting him with plant dye in a practice believed to help protect from sickness

Bolivian forager-farmers' techniques for amazing heart health

The indigenous group, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life.

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International day against breast cancer

Know what this disease is about, what the symptoms are and how to prevent it .

Pregnant woman.

Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex

It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes.

Person holding in his hands a normal and an electronic cigarette.

E-cigarettes: 5 things to know

Here we tell you that these devices are unregulated with potentially dangerous effects on health and other four things you probably did not know

Gender-Specific Depression Circuit

Scientists find gender-distinct circuit for depression

The study found out that previous research didn't include female subjects but depression drives different behaviors in women and men

Mother breastfeeding her son.

Compound in breast milk fights harmful bacteria

According to the research, breast milk not also fights harmful bacteria but also allows beneficial bacteria to thrive.

Pregnant woman.

Prenatal stress could affect baby's brain

New research from King's College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain development. Find out why.

Caps medications.

New drug overcomes resistance in aggressive breast cancers

A new type of drug that blocks one of cancer's key evolutionary escape routes from chemotherapy could be used to treat aggressive breast cancers

Man breathing smoke

Why is vaping associated with lung injury?

 A study found out that lung injuries from vaping most likely are caused by direct toxicity or tissue damage from noxious chemical fumes.

Close-up photo of pregnant woman in a garden.

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

The risk of their children being obese or overweight decreased if the women had adequate levels of folate 24 to 72 hours after giving birth.

Woman with nausea touching her stomach.

Nausea during pregnancy, everything you need to know

Dr. Angelica Echeverry tells us what you should know about this discomfort that affects most pregnant women

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New treatment improves survival in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer

An international study shows that administering niraparib after chemotherapy reduces by nearly 40% the risk of relapse or death from this disease.

Woman in laboratory organizing blood samples.

New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

The test uses next-generation sequencing technology to probe DNA for tiny chemical tags that influence whether genes are active or inactive

Ghanaian Radiotherapists treating a patient with a linear accelerator at the private cancer center in West Africa

Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery

The results suggest that radiotherapy is equally effective whether it is given to all men shortly after surgery or given later.

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Quiz: test your health knowledge

With this quiz you can evaluate the knowledge you have about health