After analyzing data from the first human papillomavirus vaccination program in Australia, researchers have found that the vaccine offers significant protection against cervical abnormalities. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.
Palliative chemotherapy is treatment designed for terminal cancer patients to prolong survival and ease symptoms but not cure disease. Now, researchers have found that the therapy comes with certain harms, which they say need to be addressed.
A new study finds that girls and boys have very different psychological reactions when families move out of high-poverty neighborhoods.Previous studies have found high rates of emotional problems in youth living in high-poverty neighborhoods, even after controlling for factors that might influence the psychological development of each individual.
Three new studies published simultaneously in JAMA Psychiatry investigate mental health issues within the Army. The studies look at mental disorders among non-deployed soldiers, suicidal behavior among soldiers and predictors of suicide among soldiers.The new studies were conducted by members of the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) initiative.
Researchers who studied a group of motivated physician-academics have uncovered gender differences in the amount of time spent on parenting and household tasks, suggesting a reason for why female academic physicians overall do not have the same career success as their male counterparts.The researchers, led by Dr.
Radiation therapy is one of the main treatments for cancer, and one of the most common side effects of the treatment is fatigue. But new research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggests that for breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga may combat this side effect by regulating stress hormones, improving quality of life beyond treatment.
New research from the US suggests an individual's particular mix of gut microbes may help the development of colorectal cancer tumors by interacting with genes and inflammatory responses.Colorectal cancer happens because healthy cells in the gut start to behave oddly following changes or mutations in their genes.
Harvard researchers who analyzed decades of evidence on links between anger and cardiovascular events, concluded that in the 2 hours following an outburst of anger, there is a higher risk of heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event.
Recent figures show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 3 decades. New research suggests that children who have televisions in their bedroom are more likely to gain weight, compared with those who do not have them in their bedroom.This is according to a study recently published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
In 2012, the US Department of Agriculture updated the guidelines on school lunches, recommending that schools should offer healthier meals to students. New research from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, suggests that these guidelines have increased fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income students.
Some parents use "infant sleep machines" to mask environmental noises in busy households and help their babies get to sleep. But a new study finds that these machines can also contribute to hearing loss in babies.Any parent knows how difficult it is to get a baby to sleep and to stay asleep.
Researchers at the University of Missouri in the US have proved a "glow test" can detect the presence of deadly anthrax bacteria in hours instead of the usual days, promising to significantly cut the time it takes to respond to a potential bioterrorism attack.
Almost 26 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, while 79 million of us have pre-diabetes. Now, researchers have identified rare mutations in a gene that they say could prevent type 2 diabetes - the most common form of the disease - even in people who have risk factors for the condition.
Researchers in London, UK, are investigating the effectiveness of stem cell therapies for facial reconstruction.A joint team, from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London's Institute of Child Health, has published the findings of their research in the journal Nanomedicine.
Myoferlin, a protein only recently linked to cancer, may help breast cancer cells transform so they can escape tumors and migrate to new sites. When researchers implanted mice with breast cancer cells that couldn't make the protein because its gene was switched off, the cells did not transform into the type that migrates.
A new type of treatment called "light-activated drug delivery" is showing promise as a way to give doctors control over precisely where and when drugs are delivered inside the patient's body. Now, researchers have developed a light-activated way to target cancer cells without hurting healthy tissue by using drug-carrying nanoparticles.
Though food allergies are on the rise in children, researchers are reporting in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that self-reported food allergy has nearly doubled over the past 23 years in black children. The investigators say their results could show a possible food allergy prediction.
Around 15% of the US population has insomnia - the inability to sleep. Now, researchers have found that people who have chronic insomnia have more activity and plasticity in the area of the brain that controls movement, compared with sound sleepers.This is according to a study published in the journal Sleep.
We all have friends that we cherish. Some can be as close to us as our own family. Now, new research suggests that if a bond with a friend is threatened or lost, we see a friend in distress, or we become excluded socially, these experiences can cause us to feel physical pain.This is according to a study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
In the movie The Devil Wears Prada, the ruthless magazine editor Miranda Priestly - played by Meryl Streep - is the epitome of the nightmare boss. She consistently disregards the welfare of others to get what she wants. Now, new research suggests there is a Miranda Priestly in all women at a specific time of the month - during ovulation.