For women planning on becoming pregnant, and especially for those who already are, experts highly recommend incorporating a folic acid supplement to prevent brain and spine birth defects.
Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.
If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, try these tips.
It turns out that not all gossip is entirely bad, considering such chatter releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin which researchers link to forming beneficial social interactions.
When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.
Whether you prefer coffee, tea or even chocolate, regularly consuming caffeine has been found to procure health benefits, like combatting inflammation as we get older.
This strain of bacteria, most associated with food poisoning, shows promising results when tested against tumors consistent with glioblastoma.
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.
Johanna Watkins was diagnosed with MCAS, a rare immune disorder, in 2015, and with the diagnosis came several adjustments that needed to be made to she and her husband's everyday lives.
This oft-removed organ may serve a more important role in stimulating healthy gut microorganisms than once thought.
A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.
The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.
Beach umbrellas are stylish and functional, but you still need to apply some sunscreen if you want to avoid a sunburn, even in the shade.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
Being on your phone while exercising not only distracts you from the workout at hand, but also compromises your posture and the intensity of your routine.
A vaccine for the common cold may be available within the next decade.
A new study suggests that men may want to reconsider the amount of red meat they eat in order to avoid a painful digestive disorder.
Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.
A new study reveals that individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be just as likely to develop dementia later in life as people with a genetic predisposition.
The maker of these pacemakers is addressing vulnerabilities revealed by a security flaw, and the company is still working to quickly fix other potential cyber security patches.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Restoring the tooth’s dentine structure using this drug, instead of cement fillings, has the potential to eliminate issues like tooth decay and erosion.
The prevalence of low-calorie artificial sweeteners in a growing number of basic food products has made the impending sugar fix more and more difficult to avoid for many consumers, young and old.
Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.
Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.
Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.
There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
"Positional bias" can help to explain this evolutionary behavior seen in humans and other mammals.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.
Researchers have discovered the ideal amount of time adults should nap in the afternoon for optimum cognitive performance.
A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.
Have you ever walked into a room only to immediately forget why you're there? Here's what a new study suggests about working memory.
Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.
Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.
While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.
Researchers noticed this one outcome when people focused on dieting were shown art depicting slim body types.
Here's how much your chance for developing dementia increases just by living near a busy road or highway.
Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.
The plaintiffs cite an inconclusive study in their claim that the memory-boosting supplement, Prevagen, doesn't provide substantive health benefits.
A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.
Health professionals recommend skipping out on these health trends for the new year.
A new drug compound therapy previously used to treat an autoimmune disorder shows promising results when targeting cancer-causing melanoma skin cells.