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.
Between 20-40% of deaths below the age of 80 - from the five leading causes of death in the US - are due to modifiable risk factors that could be prevented, claim the CDC.
Researchers have discovered stem cells from teeth can develop and 'form complex networks of brain-like cells,' which could yield a stroke treatment for years after a stroke occurs.
The WHO warn urgent concerted action is needed as the world faces a post-antibiotic era where once treatable common infections and minor injuries become killers once more.
Mice are used in lab experiments due to their genetic similarities to humans. But a new study shows findings could be skewed, as mice are stressed by presence of male scientists.
Stroke affects 15 million people each year, but many are unaware of its symptoms. In line with Stroke Awareness Month, we look at the warning signs and risks of the condition.
Preliminary results of a small trial suggest combining an estrogen hormone with a drug indicated for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis may improve symptoms.
A new study - drawing data from German health insurance claims - finds that musicians are four times as likely to experience some level of deafness than the general population.
An international team of researchers has uncovered a genetic signature in the blood of children with tuberculosis, which they say could open the doors for improved diagnosis.
For the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers, researchers report high healing rates with dehydrated human amniotic membrane allografts.
New research has found that men with low levels of vitamin D, particularly African-American men, may be at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
A team of social psychologists use the assassination of Osama bin Laden to examine the extent to which 'vicarious revenge' contributes to victims' sense of closure and justice.
Researchers have used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify altered connections in different brain areas of children and adolescents with ADHD.
Medical News Today attended the Wired Health conference in London and reports on innovative health care technology encountered there, focusing on how we can use personalized data.
International study identifies first gene tied to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy, and suggests several drugs already approved by FDA may be effective.
In a large biological library, researchers discovered a new class of proteins called cnidarins that are produced in coral reefs off Australia, and seem to block HIV in a new way.
Increasing dietary fiber intake following a heart attack may reduce risk of death from all causes by 25% and death from cardiovascular causes by 13%, according to a new study.
New mutations - implicated in both schizophrenia and autism - have been identified in genes that play a role in epigenetic regulation, according to a new study.
A new review from The Cochrane Collaboration provides 'encouraging evidence' that stem cell therapy may be effective against heart disease.