Two new studies investigated malaria resistance and susceptibility among children, and have uncovered information that may improve our understanding of the disease.
Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.
A new study finds that the most 'masculine' boys and 'feminine' girls are more likely to engage in behaviors linked to cancer risks than other teenagers.
Scientists have identified and confirmed the existence of brown fat in a living adult using a novel MRI technique. The findings may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes.
Researchers from the CDC have found that complications from diabetes - such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure - have declined during the past 20 years in the US.
Study links traumatic brain injury in adolescents to raised risk of suicide, becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying, and other harmful behavior.
To recognize each other, the egg and sperm carry proteins on their surfaces. The sperm one was discovered by Japanese researchers. Now, UK researchers have identified the egg one.
To encourage the use of delayed cord clamping - a procedure that can reduce risk of iron deficiencies in newborns - researchers examine more comfortable ways of holding the baby.
Older people who have apathy - a lack of interest or emotion - are more likely to have less white and gray brain matter than those without apathy, a new study suggests.
Around 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics annually - the equivalent to 1 in 20 - new research suggests. Of these, 50% may be at 'severe risk of harm.'
Numerous studies have suggested that using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter can affect mental health and well-being. We look at the evidence.
Genetically modified stem cells showed beneficial effects when transplanted into the brains of mice with symptoms and neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
A new animal study confirms infection can worsen the brain damage caused by stroke and identifies blood platelets - which normally stop bleeding - as one of the culprits.
Women with a high BMI before pregnancy or in the early stages of pregnancy are more likely to experience poor outcomes, such as fetal death and stillbirth, a new study suggests.
A study comparing the brains of marijuana smokers with non-users reveals even low intake of the drug can result in changes to brain areas involved in emotion and reward processing.
Should 'humanized' mice be used routinely in preclinical drug trials? A study finds that adoption of this animal test could have saved human lives in a fatal clinical trial.
A new study suggests that carrying one copy of the ApoE4 gene variant gives women - but not men - a substantially higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have developed a blood test that they say predicts breast cancer recurrence with up to 95% accuracy and effectively monitors patients' response to chemotherapy.
Male babies of mothers who took certain antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to develop autism and developmental delays, a new study suggests.
Supplement use among American adults is more prevalent than previously thought, says a new study, which used year-round, long-term usage data.