Prior maternal immunity to the dengue virus substantially increases the risk of severe birth defects induced by Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Researchers have found that a new class of drug, imetelstat, induces a type of cell death that was discovered only a decade ago, known as ferroptosis.
Researchers have found that measuring circulating tumour DNA in melanoma patients may lead to alternative treatment options and better outcomes.
Scientists have restored the nerve cell connections in the brain that are destroyed by Alzheimer's, while others have found a connection between the health of blood vessels and development of the disease.
Doctors should diagnose and actively search for microvascular dysfunction in patients with psoriasis, as this population is at particularly high risk.
A particular gene mutation, oestrogen use, common medical conditions and common painkiller use can all increase the risk of blood clots in women — with this risk increasing when these are combined.
Lead contributed to 5.5 million adult deaths from cardiovascular disease and the loss of 765 million IQ points in children under the age of five in 2019.
Scientists have uncovered several previously unknown strains of swine flu viruses that have been circulating unnoticed in Cambodian pig populations over the past 15 years.
Preterm babies given a supplement with a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have better visual function by the age of two and a half, according to a new study.
Walk to Work Day supporting Diabetes Australia is on 1 September, with the organisers noting that the health benefits of walking can be achieved with as few as 4000 steps a day.
Breastfeeding for six months or more appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems developing in mothers for at least three years after delivery.
Even in adults without hypertension, blood pressure readings may climb more steeply over the years as the number of daily alcoholic drinks increases.
Past studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may help lung disease prevention efforts, due to their anti-inflammatory actions, but robust studies of this association have so far been lacking.
Babies with a food allergy were almost four times more likely to develop asthma at six years of age compared to children without a food allergy.
Scientists have discovered a possible way to block proteins produced in the body when a patient has cancer, which cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body.