From analyzing the effects of psilocybin on the brains of volunteers, researchers find that the drug triggers similar brain activity to what is found in people who are dreaming.
Doctors in Germany are reporting the case of a heavy rock fan whose headache turned out to be because of bleeding in the brain brought on by 'headbanging.'
Insulin pumps may be more effective than insulin injections for controlling blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Around 11% of Americans between the ages 12-20 consume alcohol. Now, researchers have created a test that they say can predict the likelihood of binge drinking at the age of 16.
A new study by researchers in Italy suggests that for patients with peripheral artery disease, just 40 g of dark chocolate may improve walking time and distance.
Although firework-related injuries have been falling since 2000, a new report finds that injuries rose unexpectedly by 30% in 2013 - 65% of which happened around 4th of July.
A new study that advances nanopore DNA sequencing technology may well bring closer the day when handheld devices will detect pathogens and diagnose genetic disorders on the spot.
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a molecular explanation for why obese people have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes - they lack a glucose-regulating protein.
New research led by the University of Michigan estimates that Obamacare may lead to almost half a million additional discretionary surgical procedures by 2017.
According to a new study, brisk walking may improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, improving motor function, fitness, mood and tiredness.
Severe chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis is highly debilitating, and can keep patients completely bedbound, but access to specialist care has been poor in the UK.
Iraq authorities invite WHO to help them prepare for cholera outbreaks in the Kurdistan region, where the current crisis has displaced more than half a million people.
A long-term condition affects half of US citizens, yet much of this disease is preventable, according to a report in The Lancet, especially with nationwide and community support.
Researchers from Japan have produced healthy baby mice by cryopreserving - deep-freezing - testicular tissue, culturing it to produce sperm and inseminating immature egg cells.
A study of Chinese preschoolers finds that even low blood concentrations of lead are linked to behavioral and emotional problems, which increase as lead levels rise.
A new study finds that women who have a c-section with their first child may have a small increased risk of experiencing a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy with their second child.
Shortness of sleep could speed up the aging of the brain, according to new research using MRI scans of the head. The work may have implications for dementia in aging populations.
More Americans between the ages 1-30 die due to preventable causes such as car crashes, falls and firearm-related injuries, according to a new report.
Antihistamines - drugs used to treat hay fever and other allergies - can reverse the effects of cells known to reduce the body's ability to fight tumors, according to new research.
Children with ADHD are at higher risk of substance abuse and abusing prescriptions. A new report from leading pediatricians offers advice on the issue.