Individuals with a history of childhood abuse have less gray matter in certain brain areas, compared with those who have not experienced child maltreatment, a new study suggests.
Purdue University researchers have created a smartphone tool - called SmartGait - that can measure a person's walking gait, which they say could prevent falls.
Within just an hour of contact, human sweat can corrode brass fittings to the extent that it diminishes the metal's natural antimicrobial properties, according to a new study.
New financial risk tool developed by researchers at University of Chicago is an attempt to encourage physicians to address the financial strain placed on their patients.
Many of us ignore health warnings that we should cover up in the sun. A new study suggests it is because the sun releases 'feel-good' endorphins, causing addiction to UV radiation.
New research reveals that children who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with kids with low adherence to the diet.
Using an arthritis drug, doctors have restored hair growth in a 25-year-old man left bare of body hair from the uncommon disease alopecia universalis.
A geographic profiling technique - designed to locate criminals' home-base from their crime patterns - successfully locates the mosquito breeding sites of a malaria outbreak.
Researchers have uncovered a 6,200-year-old schistosomiasis parasite egg from a grave by the Euphrates river in Syria, providing clues as to how the schistosomiasis burden began.
Some breast cancer patients have been missing out on specific treatment after 4% of study participants had their tumors classified incorrectly, researchers find.
Though the term 'Internet addiction disorder' was coined 20 years ago, professionals are still divided on whether excessive technology use can be considered an 'addiction.'
A new study by UCLA researchers explains how disruptions to an adult stem cell repair process can result in the formation of pre-cancerous lesions in the lungs.
In a first-of-its-kind review, researchers have revealed exactly how much deaths due to prescription painkillers have increased in recent years and call it an 'epidemic.'
Partners and sponsors of the 2014 World Cup include Coca-Cola and McDonald's. But are such companies encouraging sports fans to eat and drink unhealthy products? We investigate.
Scientists in the UK are testing smart glasses that can help people with limited vision navigate their environment in public spaces, such as shopping malls.
The discovery of an electrical switch in the muscle of the uterus that controls labor may explain why many overweight pregnant women have difficulty giving birth.
Researchers from the UK's University of East Anglia have discovered how drug-resistant bacteria builds its defensive barrier, which could lead to a new generation of antibiotics.
New research discovers a pronounced association between depression and increased risk of heart disease in women aged 55 and younger.
A study examining the effects of the 2008 recession finds that Americans who lost their jobs suffered more with depression than their European counterparts.
Stress does more than make us lose our hair; a new study conducted in mice suggests cortisol - the stress hormone - is linked to short-term memory loss in older adults.