The spread of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa shows no sign of slowing down prompting fears that it will spread to other continents.
Successful catheter ablation - a minimally invasive procedure - helps adult patients with atrial fibrillation not only become symptom-free but also live longer, says new study.
Past studies have linked depression to higher risk of dementia, but the reasons behind this have been unclear. Now, a new study provides insight into the association.
Researchers believe they have found evidence suggesting that the cholesterol-lowering medication could also be used to improve postoperative wound healing after cardiac surgery.
Johns Hopkins researchers have achieved 70% accuracy with a new blood and saliva test for predicting recurrence of HPV-related cancers. However, further refinements are needed.
Despite a large reduction in average salt content over the past decade, many food stores and restaurants in the UK are still loading their salads with unhealthy quantities of salt.
Johns Hopkins researchers have found a chemical alteration in a gene involved in stress responses that they say could help create a blood test to predict suicide risk.
Childhood obesity has soared in the past 3 decades, meaning more children are at risk of obesity-related illnesses. But is the condition still overlooked? We investigate.
A new study has found that five portions of fruits and vegetables a day is the optimum amount for lowering the risk of death from all causes, conflicting with previous research.
Researchers have created a smartphone app - called Phenomizer - that scans thousands of characteristics of hereditary diseases to present doctors with the most likely diagnosis.
Heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital during evenings, weekends or holidays have a 13% increased risk of death, compared with those who arrive during regular hours.
A study from Iowa State University claims running for only 5-10 minutes a day could reduce mortality risk, and running for longer may actually do more harm than good.
Google - working with teams from Stanford and Duke Universities - have embarked on an ambitious data-mining project to define the genetic components of good health.
In a rat study, researchers identified the specific brain area where fear transmission settles during early days of life, by showing how mothers transfer fears to babies via odors.
A simple blood test has been developed by researchers in the UK that could identify which patients have cancers such as melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer.
Researchers examining the effectiveness of bans on texting while driving have found an associated reduction in fatalities with primary texting bans.
In a study of more than 26,000 adults, researchers reveal how those with slow walking speed and memory complaints were twice as likely to develop dementia over the next 12 years.
Most inflammatory rheumatological disorders, such as arthritis, are associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. A new study adds polymyalgia rheumatica to this list.
A gene chip called NeuroX has helped researchers to identify 24 gene variants - six of which are newly discovered - that increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
The first broad-scale, nationwide study of air pollution removal by trees finds that less than 1% of air pollution is removed, but that the human health impact is 'substantial.'