A new study, published in the Journal of Personality, finds that anxiety is the main psychological driver behind neurotic peoples' chronic fear of taking action.
Neuroscientists from the UK have discovered brain circuits involved in emotional behaviors that are important to mammalian survival in fearful situations, according to a new study.
Countries commonly experience cycles of repeating violence in the aftermath of war. Now, a new study finds that these internal conflicts greatly increase risk of widespread PTSD.
By sequencing the genome of the tsetse fly, an international team of scientists takes a big step toward ending the scourge of African sleeping sickness.
The FDA have approved the first human papillomavirus DNA test for primary cervical cancer screening. It will be offered as a co-test or an alternative to Pap tests.
Coffee has been linked to various health benefits, including reduced risk of womb cancer and liver cancer. Now, research suggests coffee may lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
When asked how old they felt, American centenarians said 83 years old on average, and 65-year-old baby boomers said 55, in a survey conducted by UnitedHealthcare.
Researchers claim to have found a biological influence for why many women think intuitively rather than reflectively, and it has to do with testosterone exposure in the womb.
Progress in advanced imaging technologies have prompted new fetal cardiology guidelines, which also now place an emphasis on psychological care of the mother and family.
The FDA have announced a proposal to regulate e-cigarettes. The proposal will ban the sale of the devices to minors, as well as pose restrictions on marketing.
Since a supercentenarian donated her body to science in 2005, researchers have found over 400 genetic mutations in healthy blood cells, shedding light on limits of human longevity.
Female circumcision, also known as 'female genital mutilation,' is a renewed area of concern. We examine the approaches of different societies in tackling this unnecessary surgery.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia have used cochlear implants to deliver gene therapy, allowing regeneration of auditory nerves.
Lower birth weight or having been breastfed for less than 3 months is linked to higher levels of a biomarker for inflammation, heart and metabolic disease in young adults.
Two drugs for preventing, rather than stopping attacks once they have started, show promising results in the first studies to test monoclonal antibodies for migraine prevention.
New research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine finds that the more years of education a person has, the better they may be able to recover from traumatic brain injury.
New research has found that marijuana use may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, particularly for young and middle-aged adults.
A known precursor of Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, has now been linked to early death in a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting.
A nanodevice - inspired by how viruses make themselves invisible to the immune system - has successfully completed its pilot mission, paving the way for smart DNA nanorobots.
An FDA-approved brain stimulator with a novel electrode placement system has resulted in nearly half of patients with epilepsy in a trial experiencing total seizure cessation.