The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.
Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.
After consuming tapeworms under the supervision of an American physician, a four-year-old boy with autism saw improvements in his behavior and cognitive functioning.
The scientists' success in animal trials may suggest strawberry extract as a curative remedy for breast cancer, although many more studies would need to be done before extrapolating to humans.
A study from Ohio State University found that exposure to light at night not only promotes sleeplessness, but also disrupts immune and endocrine function.
Eating fresh fruit everyday was found to positively impact both diabetes and overall mortality risk.
Baby Boomers and Gen Xers were not thought to be much at risk for depression or suicide, but this number has jumped from survey results 10 years ago.
A new study disproves that the more salt you eat, the thirstier you become.
The gum detects “volatiles” within saliva as it’s chewed and is then studied to find if the chewer produced chemicals associated with cancer.
A new study found that low-intensity exercise can help to prevent macular degeneration as we get older.
Virtual reality is being examined as a possible teaching aid for the classroom because it can provide a way for those with autism to cope with being in stressful situations.
Researchers have found that women are more susceptible to smartphone addiction, as well as the underlying conditions of depression and stress.
New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.
New research has found that there are high levels of tobacco and nicotine getting onto kids' hands, even when no one is smoking around them.
This is an incredible opportunity for people with autism who could make great coders and engineers due to their intrinsic attention to details and fascination with repetitive tasks.
The trend of young people switching to dairy-free diets is concerning in that they may not be getting enough vitamins necessary for bone health.
Not feeling "in the mood" lately? These common foods could be sabotaging your sex drive.
Researchers found no direct link between antidepressant usage and autism risk during pregnancy, but there may be risk implications associated with a mother's mental health.
A new study found that a significant number of patients aren't taking their medication as directed two years after discharge.
The smart bandages would report their analysis through a regular broadband network and are designed to monitor an array of physical attributes.
In the spirit of #NationalGarlicDay, here's the scoop on a lesser known fact about this potent food.
As the generation of 'touchscreen toddlers' continues to boom, their sleeping habits and behaviors from using tablets and smartphones continue to be studied.
Many of the so-called therapies for 'curing' autism are dangerous and misinformed, warns the FDA in a recent consumer alert.
A new study has revealed the two happiest ages of life. Here are some tips for the time in between.
It's #meatlessMonday, and we've got five vegetarian recipes to make today or any day.
The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.
In addition to reducing cholesterol levels, eating this fatty and fibrous fruit can aid in weight loss, therefore staving off the threat of type II diabetes.
The cap, called Optune, can be worn while patients go about their daily tasks and works by sending alternating frequencies to the brain.
Researchers from the University of Michigan believe they’ve zeroed in on the cause of memory mishaps.
Not eating before working out may seem counterintuitive, but a new study says that waiting to eat until after your workout may help you burn more fat.
By tapping into the body’s cellular functioning, the nanoparticle method can act in a way that doesn’t promote a defensive response from fast-growing cancer cells.
As hair whitens, there may be an increase in artery damage, inflammation and other health risks that generally indicate the onset of heart disease.
Scientists have developed a spray loaded with the good bacteria that people with eczema are missing.
The man who helped to invent the lithium-ion battery has now introduced a more efficient, fast-charging glass battery that could soon make its way to market.
Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.
The artificial lung is small enough to be carried in a backpack and is the first of its kind to actively drive up the patient's oxygen levels.
City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.
In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Series Task Force didn't recommend doctors give regular screening tests for prostate cancer, but now they're recommending the test for men ages 55 to 69.
Here are six steps you can take towards curbing a sugar addiction.
The study’s authors suggest that balancing the skin’s microbiome may be a more effective way of treating acne than antibiotics.
Breast cancer patients who slept nine or more hours per night had a 46 percent greater chance of dying compared to women who slept eight hours or fewer.
Ford has created a high-tech crib that mimics a car ride and may just lull your baby to sleep.
People who received the transcranial current on a specific region of the brain were less likely to cheat than people who didn’t receive the brain stimulation.
The newly FDA-approved test can analyze one's predisposition for certain hereditary conditions, like celiac disease and Alzheimer's.
A new study focused on how villains are typically portrayed with having skin issues, and what effect this has on people who suffer from skin problems.
A woman from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit was tracking her unusually high heart rate, and this data ended up revealing a life-threatining condition.
In animal studies where newborn mice are given antibiotics, there is a distinct effect that occurs in the brain, causing behavioral changes such as aggression and impaired social behavior.
Men recovering from prostate cancer who partook in yoga two times a week had better energy levels, sexual function and urinary function compared to those who did not.
New research reveals you may want to have a furry friend around even before your baby arrives.
Combining the high-tech elements into one device gives the new test a significant advantage over current detection methods, which take hours to diagnose the virus instead of minutes.
The average brain is aging at a rate of two times faster than these SuperAgers' brains.
The new head-scanning device can detect brain bleeding with 97 percent accuracy.
Both men and women lie about their personal sexual histories, which has detrimental effects for public health records.
Just like how fertilizer may have been the main factor in preventing a worldwide food crisis in the 20th century, now a ‘bionic’ leaf holds the same potential for our global future.
With bio-sensing contact lenses that can assess blood glucose levels, the researchers hope to improve health outcomes by replacing older, painful methods of diabetes monitoring.
When given to mice, an infection known as reovirus sparked an inflammatory response that led the immune system to “overreact” to gluten and essentially bring on celiac disease.
Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.
The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.
Among children with underlying medical conditions, the seasonal vaccine cut the risk of death by more than half.
Researchers are studying why babies in Denmark, Japan and Germany cry the least over the first 12 weeks of life, whereas babies in Canada, England and Italy cry more.
Humans, as it turns out, are a terrible source of calories and nutrients.
The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?
A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.
Eating about one-and-a-half servings of legumes per week was associated with a 35% reduced risk of developing diabetes.
The study subjects who suffered from gum disease showed a 12 percent higher risk of premature death, and those who lost teeth at any point were 17 percent more likely to die early.
The new research sheds light on the complex variables that make a good match for organ donation.
Here's why certain songs get stuck in your head, and what researchers suggest can cure 'last song' syndrome.
While Ashwagandha has been traditionally known to ensure a better night’s sleep for centuries, no one quite understood which active element of the herb actually helps to promote sleepiness until now.
Are the British onto something with this tangy food spread?
The new study suggests that cancer essentially thrives in an environment full of fatty tissue.
Would you still pick an unhealthy snack from a vending machine if you had to wait longer for it?
The BionicGym is a wearable device that lets you 'shiver' away those extra pounds.
Patients recovering from surgery who received a live music performance, which was tailored to their musical preferences, all reported a drop in pain level.
For the first time in eight years, a paralyzed man in Cleveland, Ohio fed himself dinner with the help of an innovative brain implant.
Dr. Melissa Mattison's key message at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Conference last weekend warned against the effectiveness of antipsychotics for elderly patients.
There's a 48-hour period after sex during which couples bond and are more satisfied with their relationship, a new study finds.
The brain games showed much promise not just in treating the symptoms of depression, but in actually creating a shift in the cognitive function in the brain.
A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.
There's an upward trend of older American women drinking more alcohol, and it continues to rise despite no known implications.
Preparing home-cooked meals and turning off sources of entertainment during mealtime both encourage better food choices and contribute to lower obesity rates among families.
The study authors found a particular grievance with a common characteristic of cookbooks: using the duration of cooking in place of an internal temperature reading.
In a study, participants who were lonely were 39 percent more likely to report higher severity of their cold symptoms than those who were not.
Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.
Children in a study who were breastfed for six months did show lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem solving skills by age three, but when the children turned five, those differences dissipated.
Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.
The students say their product is better than other hangover supplements because it addresses the four root causes of hangovers.
The researchers studied 300 volunteers who all previously reported high salt intake and sleep-related problems.