A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.
By decoding the Asian liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, scientists raise hope of fighting a parasite that infects millions with liver and gall bladder diseases including cancers.
Researchers have successfully restored memory and learning deficits in Alzheimer's mouse models by transplanting healthy brain cells into the hippocampus.
After 2 decades of better control of risk factors, researchers find that stroke rates for Americans have declined. And those who do have a stroke have a better chance of surviving.
A new study finds many candidates for liver transplants wish to be informed about donor risk and be involved in the decision of whether to accept or reject the donor organ.
The majority of insurance companies claim they would not charge higher premiums to kidney donors, but 25% of donors in this study reported difficulties with life insurance.
A study published by a research team from Norway has found that babies born into families in which someone has cerebral palsy are more likely to develop the condition themselves.
A new study finds that a main ingredient in cannabis - THC - causes certain negative feelings and changes perceptions that induce paranoid feelings among users of the drug.
A genome-wide analysis reveals that on average, people have more DNA in common with their friends than with strangers in the same population.
Four new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 suggest that eye and smell tests could be used for early detection of Alzheimer's.
Researchers have discovered a protein that, when bound with cholesterol, sends signals down a pathway that encourages cell growth and division, promoting cancer.
Previous research has suggested over half of Alzheimer's cases are preventable. Now, a study that includes risk factor interaction puts it nearer one in three.
Study finds that eating foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids could be associated with a decreased risk in the fatal neurodegenerative disorder.
A new study shows that a gel form of commonly used cancer drug tamoxifen is just as effective as the oral form and produces fewer side effects.
Research suggests that patients with serious cardiopulmonary conditions have a reduced range of facial expressions and understanding these may help doctors to make rapid diagnoses.
Among other differences, a new analysis of 343 studies finds organic foods contain more of some antioxidants - and less cadmium and pesticides - than conventionally grown crops.
THC, the element of marijuana that provides the drug's 'high,' could also form the basis of future 'tumor-shrinking' pharmaceuticals, according to new research.
Parents should think twice before sharing their bed with an infant; a new study suggests bed-sharing is the leading cause of sleep-related deaths in younger infants.
It is becoming harder to differentiate type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now a portable nanotechnology microchip test, comparable to lab standard, can detect antibodies unique to type 1.
A new study suggests that, within years, Hispanic incidence of testicular cancer will overtake that of white men, previously the most at-risk group in the US for this cancer.