Sunday, 31 January 2016
A new microscope the size of a pen will allow doctors and dentists to check for cancerous cells without surgery and without an excruciating wait for results.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
People were less tolerant toward those described as 'mentally ill' than those described as 'people with mental illness,' a new study found.
Friday, 29 January 2016
A new study investigating benzaldehyde levels that different e-cigarette flavors deliver implicates cherry as the one with the highest levels of the respiratory irritant.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
Study uncovers why our weight loss plateaus after beginning a new exercise program, suggesting our bodies adapt to the higher activity levels - highlighting the importance of diet.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Women undergoing fertility treatment may have a better chance of success if they routinely eat soy to protect them from the harmful effects of bisphenol A.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), published an update to a previously issued...
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
An epilepsy drug - phenytoin - reduced nerve damage by 30% in people with optic neuritis, a new study found, bringing us closer to a neuroprotective drug for multiple sclerosis.
Monday, 25 January 2016
In the framework of group therapy developed at Goethe University Frankfurt, children and adolescents with high functioning ASD can learn how to cope better in the social world and also achieve a...
Hookahs are gaining popularity among young people, but hookah bar employees end their shift with high levels of toxins and markers indicating a risk of heart and lung disease.
Sunday, 24 January 2016
PathoChip - a test that can simultaneously detect a variety of pathogens - was able to identify the cause of a fungal infection in a leukemia patient with a weakened immune system.
Saturday, 23 January 2016
A new study suggests the general public are unaware they are being exposed to airborne ultrasound, which could have important health implications.
Friday, 22 January 2016
Water births are controversial due to safety concerns, but research suggests they are no more risky than other types of delivery.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Doping in sports is a big issue. What is it and what is being done to stop it? This spotlight looks at some of the issues, including gene doping and blood boosting.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Women who experience irregular heartbeat, also called atrial fibrillation, are at higher risk of heart disease and death compared with men with the same symptom.
A new device for IVF treatment offers a more natural way of conceiving, as a small capsule will allow the sperm to fertilize the egg inside the mother's womb.
After NYC implemented water dispensers in schools, researchers found that they were linked with decreased BMIs in students, suggesting a simple solution to childhood obesity.
Preschoolers raised in poorer families may experience brain changes that raise the risk of clinical depression at age 9 or 10, compared with those raised in richer families.
In a bid to reduce incorrect use of antibiotics and spread of superbugs, the ACP and CDC have issued advice on prescribing them for acute respiratory tract infections in adults.
A study of mice finds - in high doses - cocaine causes a natural waste-clearing process in brain cells to go into overdrive and start digesting and recycling essential components.
The rate of stillbirths has dropped in recent years, but more progress is needed, especially in low-income countries and for economically disadvantaged women in wealthier ones.
Learn about this mosquito-borne virus that is most commonly reported in South American countries; its effects on mothers and infants are currently under investigation.
Researchers have created a mathematical model to predict how cancer might evolve over time, based on the same patterns that drive natural laws, such as the brightness of stars.
A growing body of evidence shows that sleep plays a vital role in the development of diabetes. New research, published this week, sings the praises of sleeping in.
Monday, 18 January 2016
Delays in reaching people who live above the third floor in high-rise residential blocks are decreasing the paramedics' chance of resuscitating patients.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
While researchers know a spouse's quality of life can be influenced by that of their partner, a new study finds this association continues even after one spouse dies.
Saturday, 16 January 2016
Over-the-counter treatments for men's sexual health are widely available and often used, but are they effective or even safe? A new study suggests not.
New research has arisen that looks into the harms of hookah smoking. Study authors say one hookah smoking session delivers 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Researchers suggest that eating foods high in saturated fat and sugar and low in fiber - just for 1 day - may lead to poorer sleep quality.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Rather than aiding smoking cessation, a new study suggests e-cigarettes may reduce the likelihood of smokers quitting conventional cigarettes.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
One in eight alcohol adverts seen by young people are not compliant with industry guidelines. New criteria may help to curb the problem.
Many people with glaucoma do not realize they have it until they notice some vision loss. We look at the importance of regular eye exams for preventing glaucoma-related blindness.
A new study conducted in mice suggests that excess folic acid intake could impair specific immune cells, leaving them vulnerable to infections and cancer.
A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease.
A study comparing the effects of estrogen and estrogen-like compounds on nasal cells from men and women finds it reduces virus replication in the female - but not the male - cells.
The potato is one of the most commonly consumed food items on the planet. However, new research shows that pregnant women should be slightly more cautious around this tuber.
Dogs have an inherent ability to recognize human emotions by drawing on a combination of sensory information - such as facial expressions - according to the results of a new study.
Opioid use is increasing during pregnancy and so is the prevalence of neonatal abstinence syndrome. An expert calls for limiting prescriptions and monitoring use in severe cases.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
To fight C. difficile infection, frozen fecal microbiota transplantation is just as effective as transplantation with fresh fecal samples, according to a new study.
Monday, 11 January 2016
The gut microbiome of infants appears to be affected by delivery method at birth and how they are fed, with possible implications for future health risks.
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get...
Sunday, 10 January 2016
During economic downturns, employees reduce their alcohol intake at work but increase their intake outside of work, according to the results of a new study.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Women who had more children over a 13-year period aged slower than those who had fewer children, according to the results of a new study.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals or Denisovans means the modern human immune system is more resistant to infection but also susceptible to allergies.
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
US News & World Report have revealed the best diets of 2016, based on a review of 38 of the most popular diets by a panel of health experts. Which diet has come out on top?
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
In a new study, researchers found no difference in the risk of early developmental disabilities between children conceived through infertility treatment and those who were not.
Monday, 4 January 2016
High doses of vitamin D do not appear to improve function in the lower extremities and may increase the risk of falling in seniors, a new study finds.
Sunday, 3 January 2016
A recent commentary in Nature uncovers errors in the latest Bond movie but also brings to light a fascinating area of neuroscientific endeavor.
Saturday, 2 January 2016
Bipolar disorder has long been known to have associations with altered sleeping patterns. New research finds the strongest links to date.
Friday, 1 January 2016
A change to a healthier diet with less fat content made mice in experiments more alert after just 1 week, with implications for the treatment of obesity.