A new study has revealed that the proportion of vision impairment and blindness worldwide that is caused by cataract and macular degeneration varies geographically. The findings are published in The Lancet Global Health.
Women who consume sugary drinks regularly have a higher risk of developing estrogen-dependent type I endometrial cancer after the menopause compared to other women of the same age, according to a study carried out at the University of Minnesota and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention1.Estrogen-dependent type I is the most common type of endometrial cancer.
It has long been hypothesized that compared with women, men naturally have bigger noses. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Iowa confirms that this is true - stating than on average, men's noses are 10% larger than women's noses.
Scientists have discovered a "signature" in brain activity that could explain why some severely brain injured patients awake from a minimally conscious state as result of sleep aid drugs and other medication. This is according to a study published in the journal eLife.
A cold environment, which is known to induce suppression of the anti-tumor immune response, was found to encourage cancer growth in an animal study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)1.When it gets cold, the human body gradually goes into survival mode, blood vessels narrow in order to maintain body heat and our extremities start to suffer.
When 2013's Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8th, it measured 300 miles across and was one of the world's most intense tropical storms ever to have hit land.
New research from the University of Michigan has explored the use of brain imaging in order to track the clinical action of a drug used to treat chronic pain. This is according to a study published in the journal Anesthesiology.
The largest study of its kind, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that people who eat a handful of nuts every day live longer than those who do not eat them at all.
The results of a small clinical trial to test the safety of a new treatment for tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, showed positive results according to a study newly published online in the journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.
A new study of men by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, has found that some insomnia symptoms are linked to a higher risk of death.
Researchers say they have identified a number of lifestyle factors that could be modified in order for a woman to have a healthy pregnancy. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 6 million pregnancies in the US every year.
Jenga, a game with wooden blocks stacked upon one another, requires that players remove single parts from the whole structure, sometimes resulting in an imbalance. Similarly, researchers have found that the deletion of a single gene in yeast cells can put pressure on the genome to offset the imbalance, resulting in another gene's mutation.
New research from Harvard School of Public Health suggests that women who suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder may have an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful or frightening events.
Contrary to what has been suggested, it appears genetic tests do not help to predict optimal doses of the blood thinner warfarin for patients.This was the finding of a late-breaking clinical trial whose results were presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas, TX, recently.
Rotavirus, a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children, can lead to seizures in some. But a new study suggests that vaccinating against rotavirus might reduce the risk of related seizures. This is according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
New research suggests that after a person experiences mild concussion, brain abnormalities are still evident from diffusion tensor imaging brain scans months later, even though most symptoms of concussion have gone. This is according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
Teenagers have long been told that being active and taking part in sports is good for their health. But new research suggests that too much sport for teenagers could negatively impact their well-being just as much as too little sport.
Lay-offs, lower pay and downward job mobility are all a depressing reality of economic recessions. But new research suggests these factors not only affect our bank accounts, but also our risk of cognitive decline in later life.
Pregnant women who are exposed to phthalates - chemicals found in contaminated food and water, some deodorants, lotions and perfumes - are at increased risk of preterm birth, compared with pregnant women who are not exposed to these chemicals. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Around the world, many children do not run as far or as fast as their parents did when they were kids, according to a large study presented at a scientific meeting in the US recently.The study concludes that today's kids are about 15% less aerobically fit than their parents were at their age.