New mouse study suggests eating unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables - found in the Mediterranean diet - triggers a mechanism that protects against high blood pressure.
Safe wireless powering of pacemakers, nerve stimulators and other tiny devices deep inside the body is now possible thanks to a new system that uses the same power as a cell phone.
Research led by the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York suggests that around two thirds of Americans are infected with one or more of 109 human papillomavirus (HPV) strains.
Couples with high cholesterol have a decreased chance of conceiving as quickly as those couples with cholesterol levels within the normal range, according to a new study.
According to data from national health surveys conducted between 1988 and 2012, reports of angina have fallen among white people aged 40 and over, but not among black people.
At McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, researchers claim to have successfully tested an antibody that relieves inflammation in the lungs of asthma patients.
Women with pre-pregnancy or gestational diabetes are less likely to initiate or continue breastfeeding their newborns, according to research from Nationwide Children's Hospital.
A comprehensive, multi-center study finds that serious complications linked to epidural or other obstetric anesthesia during childbirth only occur in 1 in 3,000 births.
New study finds that just one alcohol binge drinking session can result in bacteria leaking from gut and increased blood toxins that cause inflammation, fever and destroy tissue.
By using the way tiny nanoscale structures uniquely twist light, scientists believe they can spot the undesirable - and potentially harmful - mirror image twin of a drug molecule.
Hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation - a form of arrhythmia - are on the increase, as are associated health care costs, according to a new study.
Researchers investigating risk factors for gestational diabetes progressing to type 2 diabetes find that increased physical activity has protective benefits for women.
A new device implanted under the skin has been proven beneficial for heart failure patients with central sleep apnea, improving sleep and heart rate variability.
New research finds that two highly trained dogs were able to detect prostate cancer in human urine samples with up to 98% accuracy, opening the doors for a new screening method.
One of the most comprehensive studies to assess the link between insufficient sleep and childhood obesity finds the association is not limited to any specific childhood period.
UTIs affect about 50% of women at some point in their lives, but new research suggests NSAID painkillers - such as ibuprofen - may prevent recurring infections.
Genetic tracking of patients with a rare blood disorder shows that cancer-driving mutations arise in a small subset of cells that bear all the hallmarks of cancer stem cells.
For over 6 months, a 49-year-old woman with incurable bone marrow cancer was completely clear of disease, following a single high dose of measles virus - proving virotherapy works.
New evidence suggests that e-cigarette vapor increases the resistance of pathogens to drugs and human immune responses. However, the effect is stronger in conventional cigarettes.
Past research has indicated that vitamin D supplements improve treatment and reduce symptoms for patients with asthma, but a new study suggests this may not be the case.