Researchers propose an alternative to vancomycin, the standard treatment for stubborn skin infections, including MRSA. The new treatment involves a single IV dose of antibiotic.
Following this week's National Cancer Survivors Day, we examine the latest research aimed at tackling health issues commonly experienced by cancer survivors.
Researchers have identified stress hormone receptors in oral taste buds responsible for detecting sweet, savory and bitter tastes, which may help explain stress-related eating.
After investigating the span of time women take between giving birth to one baby and conceiving another, research finds that shorter intervals decrease subsequent pregnancy length.
Researchers discover antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Middle East that cloak themselves in genetic material to avoid detection, thereby increasing risk of deadly infections.
Norovirus is the leading identified cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in the US, says a CDC report that notes infected food service workers are often the source.
Metformin - a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes - may slow the aging process and increase lifespan, according to new research from KU Leuven in Belgium.
A new study examines whether the first of meal of the day holds the key to effective weight loss, suggesting skipping breakfast is not as problematic as some claim.
An effective compound has been identified that researchers hope is safe enough that it could be taken daily by humans over many years to prevent onset of Alzheimer's.
New research due to be presented at SLEEP 2014 finds an association between marijuana use and impaired sleep, but it cannot determine causality.
Cholesterol-lowering statins are widely used, but new research suggests patients in late stages of terminal illnesses may extend their lives by discontinuing use of the drug.
Two new studies reveal how the drugs nivolumab, ipilimumab and pembrolizumab improved overall survival for patients with advanced melanoma, showing promise for new treatments.
At first, cells contain the ebola virus in a vesicle awaiting disposal, but the pH level of the vesicle triggers the virus to make a molecular fist and it punches its way out.
Researchers from Canada say they have identified a number of factors that could be used to predict the likelihood of smoking cessation in adolescents who are new to the habit.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics attempts to solve some of the problems in calculating prevalence of maltreatment among children in the US.
The first study of its kind reveals the extent to which young adults and young people are exposed to electronic cigarette television advertisements.