New research suggests that concussion among football players and more years of play may result in smaller hippocampal brain volumes, compared with those with fewer years of play.
As part of their senior design project, two small teams of engineering students at UConn have taken up the challenge of producing a cost-effective, functional artificial kidney.
Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a genetic marker in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which they say could lead to new treatments for the condition.
A 20-year follow-up on an intensified insulin therapy trial in diabetic patients who suffered heart attacks finds that the treatment prolonged life by more than 2 years on average.
One of the most common cancers among men, prostate cancer has different treatment options. New study suggests older patients with other health issues do not benefit from treatment.
Approximately 60% of asthma cases are triggered by allergies. Researchers have now discovered a molecule that they say could treat symptoms of the condition, such as inflammation.
Living near foreclosed property is linked to an increased risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research from the American Heart Association.
High exposure to solvents - such as glue, paint and degreasers - in the workplace may increase the risk of memory and thinking problems later in life, according to a new study.
Despite several previous studies stating the contrary, a new study suggests resveratrol - an antioxidant found in red wine - does not decrease chances of developing CVD or cancer.
For the first time, a team of researchers has shown a direct link between exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals from industrial products and adverse effects on sperm function.
Researchers from the Silent Spring Institute in Massachusetts have identified 17 'high-priority' chemicals that they say women should avoid to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
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.