Scientists say they have come across a surprising discovery showing how a specific virus that attacks Escherichia coli bacteria delivers its DNA during the infection process. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature.
In an international collaboration, researchers from Sweden, Singapore and Taiwan successfully treated two babies with a congenital bone disease that causes stunted growth and repeated fracturing by injecting them in utero with bone-forming stem cells. Results of their longitudinal study have been published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
We all know the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." And this may prove true after new research suggests that eating an apple once a day may be just as beneficial as daily statin use when it comes to preventing vascular deaths in individuals over the age of 50. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.
Members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee have released new guidelines for managing high blood pressure, including nine recommendations and a flow chart to help doctors treat patients with hypertension.
Cancer sufferers are more likely to die from their condition if their kidneys are not functioning properly, a new study published online in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases claims.Dr. Germaine Wong from the University of Sydney led the research, which shows that even mild to moderate reduction in kidney function increased the rate of cancer mortality.
"Enough is enough: stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements," say medical experts in an editorial of a leading journal that has just published three new studies examining whether routine use of vitamin and mineral supplements brings health benefits.
Scientists have long struggled to understand the science behind pain. At present, most diagnoses rely on subjective methods, such as self-reporting from patients and physical examinations. But there is currently no existing method of measuring pain intensity objectively.Pain is always a subjective experience, as no one really knows how much pain another person is feeling.
Previous studies have suggested that a lack of regular physical activity during older age can increase the risk for adverse health outcomes. Now, new research has revealed that older women may spend two-thirds of their waking time sedentary. This is according to a study published in JAMA.Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, led by Eric J.
Soaps and body washes that are labeled "antibacterial" have now come under fire by the Food and Drug Administration, as the government agency has submitted a proposed rule that will require manufacturers of such products to prove they are safe for long-term use.
A daily bout of exercise can counter the harmful effects that short-term inactivity and overeating have on health, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology.Evidence already exists that even a few days of consuming more calories than you burn can be harmful to health.
The use of marijuana has been linked to the development of many health conditions. But now, researchers say heavy use of the drug could lead to poor memory and abnormal changes in brain function that resemble changes found in schizophrenic individuals. This is according to a study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.
The first step in the deadly process of breast cancer metastasis, where tumor cells migrate to other parts of the body, appears to be led by a special class of cells - leader cells - that require the presence of a particular protein to act.
Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight, with better results if practitioners stimulated five points instead of just one, researchers from Korea claim in a study published in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine.Auricular acupuncture was first used in France in 1956 by Dr. Paul Nogier. He noticed that patients' backache was cured when they received a burn on the ear.
Scientists have identified two molecular targets in some forms of skin cancer, which they say could lead to new treatment options for the disease. This is according to a study published in the the journal Clinical Cancer Research.The American Cancer Society state that skin cancer (melanoma) is the most common of all cancers.
Scientists have discovered an enzyme in the "developmental pathway" of patients with embryonal tumors within multilayers rosettes - an uncommon but deadly childhood brain cancer - which they say may lead to more effective treatment of the disease.
The Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator, the first medical device for the treatment of migraine headaches preceded with aura, has won regulatory approval in the United States.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a new policy statement urging pregnant women, infants and young children to consume only pasteurized dairy products as opposed to raw milk and milk products.
Scientists from Washington State University claim to have discovered how one of the planet's most deadly viruses uses teamwork to "break into" the human cell.Virologist Hector Aguilar-Carreno and his team of researchers were studying how the Paramyxovirus family of viruses, which includes the deadly Nipah virus (NiV), infiltrate cells.
More children are surviving cancer than ever before thanks to advances in treatment and technology. However, for about 70% of childhood cancer survivors, the effect of the disease and treatment 30 years later is sufficient to significantly affect their quality of life, according to a a new study led by the University of Florida (UF) in the US.
Aging mice who are deprived of sleep displayed cellular stress in the pancreas. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania claim that this disrupts glucose homeostasis and is associated with type 2 diabetes.Lack of sleep has long been associated with adverse effects on human physiology.