People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are at risk of brain damage and dementia in later life. New research suggests that omega-3 fish oil may offer protective benefits.
Researchers who gave mice with type 2 diabetes the growth factor FGF1, found it reversed diabetes and kept blood glucose within a safe range for 2 days with just one injection.
A new study finds that women who have a history of sexual abuse in childhood may be more likely to have an early sign of atherosclerosis in midlife.
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision.
HIV-positive adults in high-income countries face a reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease, compared with a decade ago.
Scientists have developed a computer-assisted model that shows how changes to global and local populations of gut bacteria may precede some types of infection and inflammation.
Cardiologists have injected laboratory pigs that had complete heart block with a gene that turned heart cells into a biological pacemaker to regulate the heart's beating.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. But although many of us know this, we still ignore safety recommendations. We investigate why.
Even mild traumatic brain injury can lead to brain damage, says a new study that included people who fell from bicycles, or were involved in slow-speed car accidents.
Long-term symptoms following a concussion are currently classed as post-concussion syndrome in the DSM-IV, but a new study suggests they may be indicative of PTSD.
There are numerous health problems associated with being overweight. But two new studies suggest that overweight and obesity may be beneficial, particularly for the heart.
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.