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A new study found that being married essentially reduces a person’s chances of facing stress-derived health problems, and the waning level of cortisol among spouses has a lot to do with it.
Researchers found that parents of multiple children routinely alter their treatment of non-first born children, which affects their IQ and perhaps even personality traits.
Researchers have modeled nanoparticles the same size and shape as rabies to reach the brain's nerve cells, with the goal of targeting cancerous ones.
The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.
The study adds a new threat to the list of lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to diabetes, note the researchers.
New research finds that allowing pregnant women to ingest more than water or ice chips during labor is tied to a 16-minute shorter labor, on average.
By measuring a person’s electrical activity in the brain, the brain-computer interface allowed patients to communicate in response to simple questions.
The technique involves making an incision behind the ear instead of beneath the voice box, where thyroidectomy procedures traditionally occur.
Scientists believe that brain synapses shrink during sleep and expand when activated during one’s waking hours, and such expansion is a marker for learning and memory.
The substances have been tied to severe health problems, such as testicular and kidney cancer, and scientists warn that chemicals in fast-food wrappers may “leach” onto the food products.
The researchers found a number of pregnancy-related complications that were associated with an elevated risk of developing autism after birth, like pre-eclampsia and birth asphyxia.
The researchers hope their new study will create greater awareness about the hearing perils of balloons — similar to the acceptance of sunscreen as a normal part of life.
While previous studies had found many links between the brain hormone serotonin and energy use, the core question remained: How does it impact metabolism?
Researchers are still trying to figure out what happened to 14 people in Massachusetts who came down with amnesia from 2012-2016.
Researchers have discovered that mushrooms have major brain-boosting and curative powers.
Scientists believe they may have found a fast, reliable method to reduce the need for costly procedures like skin grafts.
Researchers discovered a linear association between low levels of B12, a vitamin largely found in meat and animal products, and preterm birth.
Researchers studied how women coped with traumatic episodes during different times of their menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels naturally ebb or increase.
32 percent of boys and 28 percent of girls between the ages of 2 and 19 consumed at least two sugary drinks daily, according to the CDC.
Successful tests on rodents showing the possibility of implanting memories are paving the way for the first memory implants for humans, which could help people overcome memory-deficit disorders.
A research team is hopeful they have found a new path to less lethal pain relievers like opioids.
The vaccine testing program is currently underway in pre-clinical trials, and the researchers plan to move forward with efficacy tests among human subjects once they conclude.
A vaccine for the common cold may be available within the next decade.
The researchers wanted to find out whether they could pinpoint changes in brain activity between the mini brains they created, which retained characteristics of a living, human brain.
The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.
Here's how much your chance for developing dementia increases just by living near a busy road or highway.
A new drug compound therapy previously used to treat an autoimmune disorder shows promising results when targeting cancer-causing melanoma skin cells.
Using MRI technology, researchers are able to analyze blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for language and speech.
Parental obesity has an alarming impact on children's developing fine motor and social skills.
The promising results of Phase III clinical trials for the drug Ocrelizumab revealed a significant decline in disease progression in human subjects.
In the wake of Christmas, as families celebrate the coming new year, a curious phenomenon occurs – mortality rates spike to the highest levels of the year.
Researchers believe that extra vitamin D helps to improve gut health by replenishing good bacteria.
Scientists have unlocked a longstanding mystery that may have important ramifications on maternal and infant health.
A new treatment for early-stage prostate cancer uses light-sensitive drugs and laser therapy to obliterate cancer cells.
About 4 percent of pregnant women said they have used marijuana in the past month.
The research may have vast therapeutic implications if the age-reversement treatment can be transferred to humans.
An anonymous survey of more than 1,800 pilots found that 13.5 percent of the pilots were depressed.
Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.
Practicing yoga for an hour a day can help improve a person’s blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious health complications, according to a new study.
Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.
Scientists have pinpointed a chemical in the brain tied to extreme migraine sensitivity, and their work could lead to new treatments.
Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.
A new study that defies conventional wisdom about the health effects of fat intake may soon have dieters asking, “Can you pass the butter, please?”
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, provides a significant boost to cancer patients facing depression, two studies found.
Researchers found a significant reduction of blood flow to the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with creating and storing new memories.
A study shows that there’s no link between receiving a flu vaccine during pregnancy and the child’s risk of being diagnosed with autism later in life.
A concerning new study shows that poor air quality in schools may be compounding the dangerous effects of asthma in children.
A basic communication breakdown may be the culprit behind slower-healing wounds among older individuals, suggests a new study.
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.