Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is the 11th cause of death in the US, killing nearly 32,000 people in 2010. But now, researchers are suggesting that drinking two or more cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%.Published in the journal Hepatology, the study adds to growing evidence that coffee has real health benefits.
A new study provides evidence of what many moms and dads already know - that babies respond in a measurable way to soft and gentle caressing, or what scientists call "pleasant touch," and that this helps cement bonds between infants and parents to ensure their healthy development.
The first UK study to test ketamine as a treatment for depression confirms that, when given in low intravenous doses, the "party drug" has a rapid - but short-lived - antidepressant effect in some patients with severe depression who do not respond to other treatments.Lead investigator Dr.
Past research has associated the use of fertility drugs with an increased risk of breast cancer. But a new study from the National Cancer Institute indicates that this may not be the case.The research was recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention - a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
The health benefits of regular cardiovascular fitness have been proven again and again by various studies. Now, a new study published in the journal Neurology suggests these benefits include better memory and thinking skills in middle age.The study, led by David Jacobs Jr., PhD, from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, defined middle age as being between the ages of 43 and 55.
A new defense against human immunodeﬁciency virus may have appeared in the form of drugs ordinarily used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, according to a new study.Currently, antiretroviral drugs are used to manage human immunodeﬁciency virus (HIV). These drugs prevent the virus from replicating and damage from occurring to the immune system.
Male circumcision is a controversial procedure, with passionate voices on both the pro- and anti- sides of the debate. Now, new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings bolsters the pro-circumcision argument, claiming that the "benefits" of circumcision "far outweigh risks.
"My facial expressions and body language do not always match my mood. I may look terribly angry, but I am happy as can be. I am unable to read between the lines or communicate with hidden messages. Please try to take what I am saying at face value and do not try to read into it. I am not capable of that kind of phrasing.
The latest findings from a 25-year study published in Nature Communications suggest that monkeys on a caloric-restricted diet live longer and have reduced age-related diseases than peers who are allowed to eat what they want.
Following the announcement of eight confirmed cases of ebola in the capital Conarky, the aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), says Guinea is facing an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus.
The daily sodium intake guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are "excessively and unrealistically low," according to a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen Hospital in Denmark and published in the American Journal of Hypertension.
The role of vitamin D on health is a cloudy subject. Although many studies have hailed the vitamin for its beneficial effects on medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, heart disease and even cancer, other research has suggested otherwise. Now, two new studies published in the BMJ indicate there is no clear evidence that vitamin D is beneficial for certain health problems.
In 2009, fast food restaurants agreed to include healthy foods in advertising targeted at children in order to combat the obesity epidemic in the US. Now, a new study examining children's reactions to such ads suggests the healthy message is lost in unclear depictions of the foods.