Past research has suggested that people with schizophrenia have certain genetic variations. Now, a new study provides clues as to how one variation affects brain cell development.
A new study finds that 18% of adolescents use hookahs, also known as water pipes. Researchers say the findings are worrying, as many health risks have been linked to the activity.
In a study of UK women, researchers find that those with high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer than women with normal cholesterol levels.
Early-stage research offers hope that a treatment could be developed against breast cancer tumors that fail to respond to the first-line drug Herceptin.
The first evidence for a new treatment method for atrial fibrillation utilizing light is to be presented at a conference of cardiovascular science societies in Barcelona, Spain.
Improvements to health care resources, disease surveillance and diagnostic technologies are needed to combat the Ebola crisis in West Africa, according to local researchers.
Assessing the frequency and type of food and drink portrayals in children’s TV, researchers have found programs to be a bad influence on kids, failing to set a healthy example.
A framework has been presented by the World Health Organization and European Respiratory Society with which to eradicate tuberculosis from countries with low levels of the disease.
The key to fighting brain diseases like dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease could lie in boosting the inbuilt capacity of brain cells to eat the proteins that clog them up.
International experts reach a consensus on a simpler, more reliable way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease that promises to reduce the current 33% misdiagnosis rate.
From analyzing the effects of psilocybin on the brains of volunteers, researchers find that the drug triggers similar brain activity to what is found in people who are dreaming.
Doctors in Germany are reporting the case of a heavy rock fan whose headache turned out to be because of bleeding in the brain brought on by 'headbanging.'
Insulin pumps may be more effective than insulin injections for controlling blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Around 11% of Americans between the ages 12-20 consume alcohol. Now, researchers have created a test that they say can predict the likelihood of binge drinking at the age of 16.
A new study by researchers in Italy suggests that for patients with peripheral artery disease, just 40 g of dark chocolate may improve walking time and distance.
Although firework-related injuries have been falling since 2000, a new report finds that injuries rose unexpectedly by 30% in 2013 - 65% of which happened around 4th of July.
A new study that advances nanopore DNA sequencing technology may well bring closer the day when handheld devices will detect pathogens and diagnose genetic disorders on the spot.
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a molecular explanation for why obese people have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes - they lack a glucose-regulating protein.
New research led by the University of Michigan estimates that Obamacare may lead to almost half a million additional discretionary surgical procedures by 2017.
According to a new study, brisk walking may improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, improving motor function, fitness, mood and tiredness.