Researchers have targeted a specific genetic mutation that causes ALS and FTD, and the small-molecule drug candidates they created could help treat patients with these diseases.
In what is deemed the largest study to date of the link between BMI and cancer, researchers from the UK find that overweight and obesity increases the risk of 10 common cancers.
In the first of a new series of round-ups of available consumer health tech, we examine the latest blood pressure monitoring gadgets.
Researchers from Tufts University find that 1.65 million global cardiovascular deaths each year are caused by sodium intake higher than WHO recommendations of 2 g per day.
Aspirin is known to have protective effects against some cancers. Now, a new study suggests that, in breast cancer patients, these effects may be mediated by weight.
A new study suggests that people who receive growth hormone treatment as children could face an increased risk of stroke as young adults.
A new animal study details how a gene implicated in Huntington's disease - huntingtin - is involved in normal brain activity. The findings could have implications for humans.
Vaccinations are not only for children, but coverage in adults remains low. We look at the reasons why, what can be done to increase coverage, and which vaccines you may need.
A study into memory and PTSD by a survivor of a 2001 Air Transat emergency finds that people who display altered recollection of general events may be more likely to develop PTSD.
A new study may make you think twice before posting romantic relationship content via social media; it suggests those who do so are trying to brag and mitigate fears of rejection.
A new study led by a researcher from the CDC finds that 2 in every 5 American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.
Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs.
Although exercise is beneficial for patients who have survived a heart attack, new research finds that running more than 30 miles per week can increase risk of death.
Focusing on brain areas involved in threat processing and aggressive behavior, researchers have found a neural circuit in the brain where testosterone influences male aggression.
Using a silk protein and a collagen-based gel, scientists form Tufts University have created a 3D tissue model that can simulate brain functions.
The experimental drug administered to two American missionaries infected with Ebola has been compared to treatments developed in the 1880s and 1890s for diphtheria and pneumonia.
A quick and inexpensive method to make anti-cancer molecules - already proven to be effective against colon cancer cells - has been created by researchers from the UK.
A new study from the American Heart Association details how the impact of risk factors related to cardiovascular disease are greater in women and black people.
A novel molecule named Myheart prevented heart failure in mice by blocking a damaging protein, according to researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.