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HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history
In this article, learn about how HIV and AIDS came to affect humans and how researchers discovered the virus. We also cover how the public response and treatment have evolved over several decades. (Medical News Today)

What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are state- and federal-funded health insurance plans that enable people with a low income to access healthcare in the United States. Find out more about what they are, the plans available, and who can access them. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia. (Medical News Today)

Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
New research suggests that people with healthy hearts should use exercise as 'preventive medicine' against developing heart disease and heart attacks. (Medical News Today)

How to make saline solution
Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely. (Medical News Today)

Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. (Medical News Today)

What is a normal body temperature range?
Normal body temperature is around 98.6°F, though this varies from person to person. In this article, we look at normal body temperature ranges in adults, children, and babies. (Medical News Today)

Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age
New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk?
New research examines the link between the consumption of fructose-containing foods, sweetened beverages, and the risk of type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone
New research suggests that a diet low in gluten may benefit health, even for people who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. (Medical News Today)

Natural antibiotic strips bacteria of their defenses
New research finds that an antibiotic derived from the spined soldier bug is effective against Escherichia coli and many other drug-resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

How to respond to chlorine poisoning
Although chlorine is highly toxic, household products containing chlorine are safe when a person handles them correctly. However, swallowing or inhaling chlorine can be very dangerous. If an individual shows symptoms of chlorine poisoning, call the emergency services immediately. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women
New research, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting, finds that heart attacks are no longer an 'old man's disease.' (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health?
How does antibiotic use in animals affect drug resistance in humans? What role do intensive farming practices have in this dynamic? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels
New research suggests that hookah smoking, much like cigarette smoking, impacts blood vessel functions that are critical for cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

How does income actually affect life expectancy?
What we thought about life expectancy gaps relating to income may be wrong, a new study suggests. Still, its authors note, these gaps are ever-widening. (Medical News Today)

Dogs can sniff out malaria, study shows
A new 'proof-of-concept' study shows that sniffer dogs can accurately detect malaria. The findings could change diagnostic practices. (Medical News Today)

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

Why you probably have microplastics in your poop
Two new studies find tiny pieces of plastic, or microplastics, in stool and table salt samples from across the globe. What does this mean for our health? (Medical News Today)

How does gasoline exposure affect a person's health?
Gasoline and gasoline vapors are toxic and can seriously damage a person's health. Learn about the health effects of gasoline inhalation, ingestion, and skin exposure here. (Medical News Today)

Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?
When it comes to exercise and the risk of mortality, is there such a thing as too much physical activity? New research investigates. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs
A combination of antibiotics and probiotics has successfully wiped out MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — two drug resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

What is health insurance?
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance. (Medical News Today)

Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning
New research suggests that the peak time for certain adverse cardiovascular events has changed and suggests possible reasons for this shift. (Medical News Today)

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we 'curb the epidemic for good?'
Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem. (Medical News Today)

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