A drug called ruxolitinib restored hair in patients with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss - according to the early results of a clinical trial.
In the workplace, women are likely to perform worse than men in risky situations because they experience higher levels of anxiety, according to new research.
Researchers from the University of Kansas have mapped associations between people’s educational attainment and their levels of physical activity, both in work and leisure time.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK suggest that lucid dreamers - those who realize they are dreaming - may have better problem-solving skills in the real world.
Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that we learn motor skills by remembering small differences between our expectations of an action and its execution in reality.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide suggest a child's health does not start from scratch; it may be predisposed by parents' lifestyle factors prior to conception.
Children who live in urban areas are more likely to experience allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins researchers.
Vitamin D deficiency has previously been linked to reduced fertility in mice. Now, a new study of women undergoing IVF finds that this deficiency can also affect human fertility.
Adults smokers with lower education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center find that early antibiotic exposure may cause lifelong changes in the gut, increasing the risk of later-life obesity.
The chikungunya virus has made headlines in the US recently with reports of cases, but a human trial of a new vaccine shows promise in protecting against the virus.
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.