Diffuse optical tomography could be a helpful alternative to MRI and PET. Patients can move during scanning, it is radiation-free, and does not disrupt electrical implants.
Research has suggested friends can influence whether we smoke, drink and exercise. Now, a new study says high school friends may influence a woman's decision to have a child.
Cynical people normally distrust others, believing they are motivated by selfish interests. But now, researchers have linked high levels of cynical distrust with dementia risk.
An international research team has found that, unlike other major global health risks - such as smoking - obesity rates have significantly increased over the past 30 years.
An analysis of mental illness reviews, covering over 1.7 million individuals, finds the conditions can reduce life expectancy by up to 20 years - on par with heavy smoking.
In 40% of all infertile couples, the male partner is the main cause or contributing cause of infertility. But is infertility primarily seen as a woman's issue? We investigate.
Male babies grow faster and larger in the womb than females, but why? And how does it affect their chances of survival? A new study finds a genetic origin for this disparity.
Scientists in Australia suggest learning to walk upright may have helped humans develop a more complex brain than other species by freeing up the cortex from routine tasks.
A new study assesses the impact of moderate exercise on older adults at high risk of walking disability, and finds that it may reduce such risk by 28% and increase mobility by 18%.
Researchers have observed differences in cerebral blood flow during puberty between boys and girls, suggesting there are sex-specific susceptibilities to anxiety and schizophrenia.
As the State of California consider a public-backed bill to add health warnings to sugary drinks, medical experts wonder if popular opinion is driving tougher policies on sugar.
Study that followed individuals for more than 60 years suggests losing weight at any age in adulthood can result in long-term benefits for cardiovascular health.
Contrary to recent research suggesting that e-cigarettes help individuals quit tobacco smoking, a new article claims there is insufficient evidence to suggest this is the case.
Drug-resistant epilepsy often requires surgery. Now, a new preventative treatment has been developed that may only require the patient to take a pill at times of seizure risk.
New study shows the visual cortex processes sound as well as vision. The researchers suggest auditory input enables it to make predictions, thereby conferring a survival advantage.