A new study from researchers in the US and Canada suggests that having a sense of purpose in life may increase lifespan, regardless of what age that purpose is found.
If we make amends with people we have wronged and earn forgiveness from them, says a new psychology study, we give ourselves permission to forgive ourselves.
Analyzing the period 2003-2013, a CDC report finds that emergency rooms in the US see almost 5,000 each year for injuries from pool chemicals that could have been prevented.
Men with two or more semen abnormalities are more likely to have a shorter lifespan, compared with men who do not have such defects, according to new research.
An often disabling disease, MS currently has no cure. But a new experiment involving injecting MS mice with human stem cells resulted in them being able to walk and run.
Migraine sufferers who are older have double the chances of experiencing 'silent strokes,' compared with individuals who do not have migraines, say researchers.
Hookah or 'water pipe' smoking is rising in popularity among the young. Assumed to be more safe than cigarettes, a new study challenges this perception of water pipe smoking.
Patients with chronic kidney disease may reduce their need for dialysis or a kidney transplant and prolong life, simply by walking 30 minutes a week or more, a new study suggests.
Citalopram is widely used as an antidepressant. But new research shows that it is also effective at preventing the build-up of plaques in the brain linked to Alzheimer's.
Breastfeeding, oral contraceptives and tubal ligation may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer for women with mutations in the BRCA genes, according to new research.
After the CDC have confirmed two cases of the MERS virus in the US, there is naturally heightened anxiety about an outbreak, but WHO officials say it is not yet an emergency.
Two new studies suggest both intensity and duration of exercise are critical factors in increasing risks of dying from a heart attack or developing atrial fibrillation.
A study by Harvard School of Medicine is one of the largest and most technologically advanced to assess the role of the hippocampus in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders.
Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK say they may have uncovered an explanation for the association between infant antibiotic use and increased risk of asthma.
Less than 10% of people with an alcohol use disorder receive medications, but a new review of the available evidence suggests they are an effective treatment option.
Neurons from skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in early development, say researchers from Salk Institute, who suggest the condition may begin in the womb.
Asthma affects around 300 million people globally and the numbers are increasing. But is the condition still seen as minor? And what is causing such an increase? We investigate.
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.