A comparison of skeletons buried in London in the periods before and after the black death suggest that survivorship improved after the plague killed the most frail citizens.
Research from the British Psychological Society's conference reveals pregnant women use the right side of their brain more than new moms when processing facial expressions.
Researchers from Ohio State University say that equine therapy - interaction with horses to stimulate emotional well-being - may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Adolescents who drink sports or energy drinks spend more time playing video games and watching TV than other teenagers, a new study suggests.
Individuals who are obese by the age of 25 are much more likely to be severely obese after the age of 35, conclude researchers, who caution this leads to other risk factors.
New study shows that infusing aging mice with blood of young mice rejuvenates brain wiring and improves cognitive function, suggesting some age-related impairments are reversible.
The US Food and Administration say there is insufficient evidence to support use of low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people who have not had one before.
The risk of heart attack rises as we age. But new research suggests that for those aged 65 and over, this risk can be reduced if physical activity is maintained or increased.
A large study looking at diabetes trends in American youth - published in child health special in JAMA - finds that both type 1 and 2 diabetes are increasing year on year.
A study in The Lancet suggests that by reducing six modifiable risk factors to agreed target levels worldwide, over 37 million premature deaths could be prevented by 2025.
Although often recommended by medical professionals, no scientific research has examined the stress-preventing benefits of yoga in pregnant women - until now.
A restaurant in upstate New York offered diners the choice between paying $4 or $8 for their buffet and asked them to rate their experience, resulting in some surprising results.
A new study led by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggests that tocotrienol - a type of vitamin E - may prevent or reduce brain damage caused by stroke.
New research suggests that when a listener is able to predict what someone speaking to them is about to say, the activity in both of their brains becomes similar.
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a molecular mechanism underlying the health benefits of resveratrol - a key ingredient in red wine.
Results from a proof of principle study show an electronic nose that sniffs a urine sample can differentiate between prostate cancer and benign disease about as well as a PSA test.
Researchers from the Netherlands say that helmet therapy for positional skull deformation in infants provides 'no benefits' and should be 'discouraged.'
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have identified a subtype of Alzheimer's, called 'hippocampal sparing' Alzheimer’s, which they say may affect around 600,000 Americans.
First they showed us that trillions of gut bacteria help us digest food and fight disease, now scientists ask, how do bacteria populations on our skin influence wound healing?
As part of a series of themed publications on suicide, a study in The Lancet Psychiatry examines a link between newspaper reporting and clusters of teen suicides in the US.