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.'
Greeting someone by knocking fists together spreads fewer germs than shaking hands, according to a new study. Should this be the new way we greet each other?
Childhood cancer survivors are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, but a new study shows that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce this risk.
Two new studies published in The Lancet reveal new, simpler oral drug regimens that could increase treatment uptake for hepatitis C, as well as improve their success.
Researchers from the UK have identified the worldwide prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes, in the hope it will help develop new treatment strategies for the infection.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University genetically modified a bacterial strain to produce a compound that was found to reduce obesity and related complications in mice.
A new study led by the University of California-Irvine, suggests sleep deprivation could lead to false memory formation - the recall of an event that never occurred.
Researchers from Florida State University found mice that developed obesity by eating a high-fat diet only had 50% of the brain cells responsible for encoding odor signals.
Testing reading ability and IQ in twins from the age of 7 to 16, researchers find that strong reading skills as a child correlates to higher 'general intelligence' in later life.
A large meta-analysis assesses the evidence of a link between shift work and a heightened risk for type 2 diabetes. The analysis finds that men are at particular risk.
A new study finds that although individual unemployment increases a person's mortality risk, economic recessions reduce this effect among the overall population.
A study in rats reveals that tamoxifen - a drug typically used to treat breast cancer that has spread - is less effective when subjects are exposed to dim light at night.
The age at which girls start menstruating appears to be decided by a small subset of genes that is passed on either by her biological father or mother.
A new classification of stomach cancer into four distinct molecular subtypes will change the way scientists view the disease, says a genome group.
A study by researchers from Loyola University Health System in Chicago, IL, finds that female triathletes are at risk of pelvic floor disorders and female athlete triad syndrome.
Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, say an HIV vaccine may be in the cards after they have discovered a way to neutralize HIV antibodies.
Researchers have found that viruses called 'bacteriophages' are able to destroy the problematic Clostridium difficile bacterium and could lead to new treatment methods.
A new report from the CDC reveals that while HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents increased in 2012-13, it remains 'unacceptably low' and further efforts are needed.