An assumption that people with diabetes are more prone to depression due to the stresses of managing their condition is challenged in research that suggests a biochemical cause.
Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of hospitalization in China for the most severe type of heart attack rose by more than four times, a study reveals.
About 20% of the population are 'highly sensitive people' - individuals who display heightened awareness to subtle stimuli. A new study maps the brain regions involved in this.
A new study by researchers from UC-Davis finds that the closer a woman lives to pesticide sites during pregnancy, the higher the risk of having a child with autism.
Brown fat - which is known as the 'good' fat - is stimulated by cold environments, while warmer environments suppress its growth, a new study finds.
Brain-wasting is assumed to be unstoppable in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Now research suggests boosting natural self-repair may be possible in the early stages.
Workplaces that favor standing to sitting may be more creative, as a study shows they increase group arousal and decrease possessiveness of ideas - to boost performance indirectly.
A child is more likely to experience emotional and behavioral problems following a parent’s cancer diagnosis if the family is dysfunctional, new research finds.
A new series published in The Lancet stresses the importance of midwifery services in saving the lives of millions of expectant mothers and their newborns worldwide.
Through the discovery of two gene mutations that contribute to the development of squamous cell lung cancer, researchers have created a mouse model specific to the disease.
People with musical training show higher executive brain function than those without musical training, according to a new study by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital.
Individuals with a history of childhood abuse have less gray matter in certain brain areas, compared with those who have not experienced child maltreatment, a new study suggests.
Purdue University researchers have created a smartphone tool - called SmartGait - that can measure a person's walking gait, which they say could prevent falls.
Within just an hour of contact, human sweat can corrode brass fittings to the extent that it diminishes the metal's natural antimicrobial properties, according to a new study.
New financial risk tool developed by researchers at University of Chicago is an attempt to encourage physicians to address the financial strain placed on their patients.
Many of us ignore health warnings that we should cover up in the sun. A new study suggests it is because the sun releases 'feel-good' endorphins, causing addiction to UV radiation.
New research reveals that children who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with kids with low adherence to the diet.
Using an arthritis drug, doctors have restored hair growth in a 25-year-old man left bare of body hair from the uncommon disease alopecia universalis.
A geographic profiling technique - designed to locate criminals' home-base from their crime patterns - successfully locates the mosquito breeding sites of a malaria outbreak.
Researchers have uncovered a 6,200-year-old schistosomiasis parasite egg from a grave by the Euphrates river in Syria, providing clues as to how the schistosomiasis burden began.