Previous research has shown that people with ADHD are much more likely to smoke than their peers. An analysis suggests that ADHD medication may lower smoking risk for this group.
Presenting at the British Psychological Society's conference, researchers say brief musical training increases blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain.
Current US cervical cancer screening guidelines state that after the age of 65, women should not be screened. But new research suggests that women are most at risk after this age.
Social media sites, such as Facebook, have changed the way that many of our friendships are mediated. But how does this interaction affect our sense of belonging and self-esteem?
Contrary to popular belief that yawning increases oxygen supply to the brain, a new study demonstrates that the mechanism behind yawning works to regulate brain temperatures.
Free radicals have long been associated with causing the aging process, but new research from McGill University suggests this is not the case; they may actually increase lifespan.
The age of 40 may not be too late to begin exercising. Researchers found that starting exercise at this age poses the same heart benefits as it would if started at an earlier age.
1 in 5 of us already possess a gene variant, KL-VS, associated with long life. Research now suggests this variant could boost cognitive function and protect against Alzheimer's.
A study shows for the first time that low density lipoprotein, or LDL, helps cancer cells migrate by providing them with velcro-like molecules that help take up root elsewhere.
The American Heart Association have published further evidence of the health benefits linked to increased consumption of fruit and vegetables; it could reduce global stroke risk.
Researchers from Germany have created an implantable device that has successfully reduced blood pressure by 40% in rats, through sending electrical pulses to the brain.
Rather than smoking or BMI, researchers have found that physical inactivity after 30 is the greatest risk factor for heart disease in women.
Frequent arguing with partners, children, other relatives, friends or neighbors may significantly increase the risk of middle-aged death from all causes, according to a new study.
In the periods when patients with psychiatric disorders are taking antipsychotic medication, their risk of committing violent crime is almost halved, according to a new study.
A new study from Denmark suggests that breastfeeding has a big influence on the development of friendly gut bacteria in children's early years.
Researchers found that a maternal gluten-free diet changed the intestinal bacteria of mice and their offspring, which appeared to protect mouse pups against type 1 diabetes.
Studies identifying biomarkers for depression have received widespread coverage, but will their findings improve how patients are treated and diagnosed?
Carbon dioxide levels have been rising since the Industrial Revolution, but now, researchers have found these rising levels are reducing concentrations of iron and zinc in crops.
Eczema - a common skin condition that affects up to 30% of the US - may reduce the risk of skin cancer, according to new research from King's College London in the UK.
Drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension - sildenafil and tadalafil - could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a new study finds.