British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.
British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough
Multiple sclerosis is a condition whereby the immune system attacks and destroys myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - which triggers movement problems characteristic of the disease. Now, researchers say that they may have found a way to restore myelin formation, bringing closer the possibility of new treatments for multiple sclerosis.
Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models
Cracked heels, also referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition, which can cause discomfort or even pain. They result from dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, plus sometimes yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge.
Six fixes for cracked heels
Recent findings, published in the journal Science, provide new insight into the way a simple word - "you" - can help us understand negative experiences and extract meaning from them.
How the word 'you' helps us deal with negative experiences
A study by the National Institutes of Health has found transvaginal cervical length and fetal fibronectin tests are not accurate in predicting preterm birth among first-time pregnancies.
Tests for preterm birth not effective in first-time pregnancies
Zapping the brain with low levels of electricity may help improve the short-term memory of those suffering major neurological injuries, a new study found.
Zapping the brain with electricity could improve memory
Around 10,000 women a year in the UK might benefit from a new type of breast cancer treatment, said scientists.
New drug can treat one in five breast cancers
Researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB) have developed a new tool to identify poor posture and correct awkward positions for surgeons in the operating room.
New tool aids surgeons with bad posture in the OR
Children who spend more than three hours a day in front of the TV or a computer may be at greater risk of developing diabetes.
Watching TV three hours a day linked to child diabetes
A team at Lund University in Sweden has identified the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease using images from before beta-amyloid proteins begin to clump.
Device shows images of earliest stage Alzheimer's

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