A Chinese herbal remedy - Triptergium wilfordii Hook F - is just as effective for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis than commonly used drug methotrexate, a study suggests.
In England, deaths from cardiovascular disease have plummeted, as has the average daily salt intake. A study in BMJ Open makes the case that the two events are linked.
A team of doctors, nurses and volunteers trekked up Mount Everest to exploit the thin air and observe how hypoxia (lack of oxygen) affects development of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that a compound in Silly Putty - a children's moulding toy - helped turn stem cells into working motor neurons more efficiently.
Surgeons from Japan have created 3D-printed kidneys. These exact replicas of cancer patients' kidneys allow surgery to be simulated, before being performed 'for real' by robots.
Patients with blood group O are 35% less likely to experience prostate cancer recurrence after surgery to remove the prostate gland, a new study suggests.
An experimental oral therapy for hepatitis C took only 12 weeks to cure 90% of patients with liver cirrhosis and was found safe for those who could not have interferon.
A long-term study of young children finds that each extra hour of TV viewing is linked to 7 fewer minutes of daily sleep, which is not good for their mental and physical health.
New research led by the University of Michigan suggests that older people with high levels of optimism have a much lower risk of heart failure, compared with pessimists.
Nine years after redefining the diagnosis criteria for epilepsy, the International League Against Epilepsy have published a new, updated version of their clinical definition.
Blueberries are deemed one of the healthiest foods because of their richness in antioxidants. Now, researchers say the fruit may help to treat patients with Parkinson's disease.
Energy drinks are associated with many health problems. But still, young people think they are safe to consume. One professor says poor labeling and lack of education are to blame.
When people are injured while binge drinking, it can increase infection risk and lead to them being hospitalized for twice as long and being twice as likely to die. But why?
The Lancet Oncology publish the findings of a special commission formed to analyze the quality of cancer care in three large countries that present major health care challenges.
Around a quarter of pop songs contain references to drinking or alcohol brands, and new research shows teens who recognize alcohol brands from music are more likely to binge drink.
Though women who breastfeed are typically warned that medications can enter breast milk, new research suggests the benefits of remaining on antidepressants outweigh the risks.
Current human safety levels for exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals are based on studies of rodent models. But new research has now questioned the accuracy of this method.
Neuroscientists investigate 'object-based attention,' which allows us to pick a face we recognize out of a crowd, and find it is produced by three synchronized brain regions.
Researchers who found some cancers caused by a mutation in the BRAF gene need copper to fuel tumor growth, suggest they may be treatable with drugs that block copper absorption.
The influenza A virus produces a protein that manages to outwit the body's natural defenses. Blocking it offers a route to new flu drugs, say the researchers who discovered it.