New research from the Karolinska Institutet finds that a part of the immune system - the parasympathetic nervous system - may develop differently to what was previously thought.
Heavy alcohol use is known to lead to cognitive impairments. But for the first time, new research reveals how the brain may cause such impairments at a molecular level.
Researchers from Cornell University find that the immune system of infants is stronger and faster than that of adults but has a short memory, making infants prone to infection.
New research finds that wearing sunscreen alone does not offer complete protection against DNA-damaging UV radiation, meaning there is still a significant risk of melanoma.
Fluctuations in electrical brain patterns may play a part in our ability to make voluntary decisions, according to new research from the University of California-Davis.
During fasting, our bodies scavenge energy from fat cells. New research suggests this may be an effective way to lower 'bad' cholesterol and prevent prediabetic insulin resistance.
The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports decline in cigarette smoking among high school students, but concerns over risky sexual behavior and adolescent obesity remain.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University suggest that reduced activity in the reward system of the brain my explain why some smokers find it difficult to quit the habit.
The neurological disease ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease - could see its first therapy in the form of a copper compound already being studied for cancer treatment.
Rates of prediabetes - where blood sugar is high but under the diabetes threshold - have risen sharply in England, from 12% of adults with the condition in 2003 to 35% in 2011.
A study finds that low blood cholesterol before treatment is tied to more advanced tumor stages and cancer spread in patients with kidney cancer.
A study from the University of California-San Diego suggests that people with lower vitamin D levels may be at higher risk of early death than those with higher vitamin D levels.
Red meat has been previously linked to increased risk of heart failure. Now, a new study separately examines the heart risks associated with processed and unprocessed red meat.
New study investigates whether there is a higher risk of infection when finding a sexual partner using a smartphone app, compared with online dating sites or meeting in person.
By measuring the EEG signals of monkeys learning a sorting task, MIT researchers have demonstrated how the brain forms new electrical circuits linking brain regions when learning.
The FDA released an update earlier this year, warning that statins increase risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers have discovered why this is and offer a way to minimize risks.
Animal-assisted therapy is growing in popularity. But should there be more research in the field to better determine its benefits? And could it replace standard medication?
Ketamine could prevent suicide and lift mood in the severely depressed, according to new research that shows the effect is almost instantaneous and seems to work on most patients.
CDC report more than 29 million Americans have diabetes - up from 26 million in 2010 - and 1 in 4 do not know. Another 86 million - more than 1 in 3 US adults - have prediabetes.
CPAP is the most widely used treatment for sleep apnea. Now, research confirms that it is also the most effective for lowering blood pressure in this group.