Monday, 22 February 2016
Macrolide antibiotics have been linked to arrhythmia, with a warning issued by the FDA; but a study now shows they may not be riskier than other types of antibiotics.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Warning images on cigarette packaging trigger activity in brain regions associated with emotion, decision-making and memory, shedding light on how they could help smokers quit.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Athletes and divers who find that swimming-induced pulmonary edema prevents them from swimming in cold water may find relief in a small dose of sildenifil, or Viagra.
Friday, 19 February 2016
A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Researchers have created mini-stomachs that can produce insulin. When transplanted in mice lacking insulin-producing beta cells, the tiny organs were able to compensate.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
New research presented at the American Stroke Association's Conference this week shows a link between higher pollution levels and a higher number of strokes.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Previous research into the benefits of acupuncture for fibromyalgia sufferers has been inconclusive. A new study using a more tailored approach yields promising results.
Mice that ran on a wheel for exercise started a process that led to natural killer cells fighting their tumors and shrinking them by 50%.
Monday, 15 February 2016
When we sneeze, we do not emit a simple spray of fluid. New research finds that the process is much more complex, increasing our understanding of how a sneeze spreads germs.
As the Zika outbreak continues to spread across the Americas, we take a look at who should actually be concerned about the virus and what they should be doing about it.
Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the chance of lentigenes, also known as liver spots, with nitrogen dioxide playing a slightly greater role than particulate matter.
Last October, one study suggested marijuana use in the US had doubled since 2002. New research, however, suggests that while use of the drug has risen, it has not doubled.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Study participants who ate barley kernel bread for 3 days had improved metabolisms for up to 14 hours and decreased blood sugar and insulin levels, researchers say.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
An increase in asthma attacks when children return to school after a long break is associated with a rise in the spread of the cold virus. Peaks in adult asthma are linked to flu.
Monday, 8 February 2016
People who experience concussion have a three to four times higher chance of committing suicide in the following years, especially if the injury occurs on a weekend.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
3D printing techniques have created a bone scaffold that enables human bone tissue to regenerate and then dissolves as the natural tissue takes over.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Superbowl parties and gatherings can spread influenza, putting the lives of over-65s at risk. Researchers advise party-goers to take extra precautions while celebrating.
Friday, 5 February 2016
Scientists found that removing mitochondria from human cells reduced levels of markers linked to cellular aging, proving that mitochondria play a crucial role in the aging process.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Obesity and ADHD have been found to coincide in females, says a new study that has followed participants from 1976-2010, suggesting a need for greater awareness of the risks.
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Growing up with parents who are depressed can have a negative impact on school grades for children up to the age of 16 years, but intervention could help to mitigate the effects.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
In the first study to examine the link between mercury levels in the brain and brain neuropathology, researchers say there is no association between mercury levels and dementia.
Monday, 1 February 2016
Plastic products containing bisphenol A are thought to be harmful, so bisphenol S has been introduced as a safer alternative. New studies, however, show they have similar effects.