Could the antibiotic resistance genes inhabiting the guts of dairy cows be passed into the human ecosystem via bacteria in the cows' farm soil-fertilizing manure?
The anxiety that comes with receiving a false-positive mammogram result is only temporary, researchers say, and it actually makes women more likely to undergo screening in future.
A new statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says there is insufficient evidence to suggest that labor induction or augmentation causes autism.
Narrowing of the carotid artery is usually associated with increased stroke risk, but according to new research, it may also lead to memory and thinking problems.
Researchers have found that, compared with other types of abdominal pain, IBS in children is linked with a much higher prevalence of celiac disease, a heritable condition.
Chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue is linked to nearly double the risk of having prostate cancer, and high-grade prostate cancer in particular.
Researchers have found that stem cell nuclei demonstrate an unusual, counterintuitive property never seen before in cells - auxeticity - where stretching causes them to expand.
A research team has identified a new class of so-called chaperone compounds that stabilize a protein complex, thus protecting neurons from amyloid-beta, a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
Researchers have assessed skull measurements from eastern and western bands of Cherokee, and found that environmental stressors may have affected their skull development.
Researchers from the Netherlands have found that carrying out tasks in a preferred temperature, whether warm or cold, may boost working memory, making us more productive.
Doctors do not know why, in some people, the nervous system can trigger pain signals that last for weeks, months or even years. New evidence suggests a genetic basis for this.
How does the brain create memories? Johns Hopkins researchers may be closer to finding out. They uncovered brain activity in rats that may indicate the point of memory formation.
Researchers found that people in the US, Venezuela, China, the Philippines and Japan all have similar positive responses to situations that require outgoing behavior.
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that activating neurons linked to stress-induced depression may actually increase resilience to the condition.
A large social experiment using the online strategy game StarCraft 2 observes that reaction times diminish in players from the age of 24 - but experience does count for something.
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.