It could be argued that some women have enough to contend with around the time of their menstrual cycle. But uncomfortable pains are just the beginning, as new research suggests that women who suffer head injuries within the 2 weeks before their period have a slower recovery time and poorer health up to 1 month after injury.
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has found that visits to hospital emergency departments as a result of hallucinogenic drug phencyclidine has increased by more than 400% between 2005 and 2011.Phencyclidine - better known as PCP or "angel dust" - is an illegal drug that is known to cause hallucinations.
According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35% of US adults are obese. One might assume that with statistics like these, physicians of patients who are overweight or obese would be discussing weight loss interventions. But according to a new survey, this is not always the case.
For many of us, being in a large crowd can be a stressful experience. But for some, this type of environment can make a person feel at their happiest. Now, a new study published in the journal PLOS One suggests reasons behind these different feelings about busy environments.Researchers from the University of Sussex, the University of St.
New research suggests that people suffering from major depressive disorder may age significantly faster, compared with people who do not suffer from depression. This is according to a study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, major depressive disorder (MDD) affects around 14.
New research has suggested that a compound often exuded by fungus could be linked to symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The investigators say Parkinson's has previously been linked to exposure of human-made toxins, but their findings show that biological compounds also have the potential to set off symptoms of the condition.
A new study suggests that genetic testing used to determine the correct prescriptions for cardiovascular therapy is "underutilized." Researchers say their findings are likely to reflect the "unclear impact and physician uncertainty" in terms of evolving treatment using pharmacogenomics - the analysis of how an individual's genetic make-up affects their response to drugs.
Vintage life seems to be all the rage. Whether a Roaring Twenties party, an Art Deco mirror or a vintage record collection, it would appear that nostalgia is here to stay. And according to new research, this yearning for the past increases optimism for the future.
Scientists have announced what they say is a "major breakthrough" in the fight against antibiotic resistance, after a new compound combined with an existing antibiotic has proven successful in phase II trials.Antibiotic resistance is defined as an infection that does not respond to a particular drug, as a result of bacteria changes that make the infection immune to the drug.
As children, many of us encountered optical illusions, such as Rubin's Vase, which could be perceived as either two faces or a vase. Using this concept, a new study published in the journal Psychological Science demonstrates that our brains process visual input that we may never perceive consciously.
A new study finds that lower doses of the drug primaquine are as effective at preventing transmission of malaria as standard doses.Primaquine targets the transmission stages of the malaria parasite, the gametocytes, and is considered an important tool for malaria elimination.
Drinking coffee might be a nice way to round off the evening meal or perk you up in the late afternoon, but it may well disrupt your sleep hours later when you retire for the night, according to a new study reported this week.
Two very different diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers, share a common feature - an over-abundance of a "glue" molecule that helps cells stick together. Now, a new study suggests targeting this molecule could help treat both.
A new study published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests there is no association between age-related macular degeneration and dementia or Alzheimer's disease, opposing previous research that has indicated otherwise. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer's disease are both conditions that commonly develop alongside increasing age.
The largest US federal nutrition program, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - or SNAP - does not do enough to provide recipients with food security or the nutritional content that they need. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Researchers in Japan have carried out a mouse study that reveals a mechanism through which gut bacteria influence the immune system's role in reducing inflammation. The mechanism works via a fatty acid known as butyrate, which results when the bacteria digest dietary fiber.
Infants of women who have had weight loss surgery are more likely to be born premature and small in size for their gestational age, compared with babies born to women who have not had weight loss surgery. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.
The world's first case of a wild avian influenza A H6N1 virus has been confirmed in a 20-year-old Taiwanese woman. Scientists who analyzed the virus found it has a genetic mutation, allowing it to get into human cells and cause infection.Results of their findings were published in a study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
A new study suggests that women with asthma could have more difficulty conceiving, resulting in prolonged time to pregnancy. Researchers say the study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, adds to previous research suggesting that asthma impacts fertility.
New research has suggested that middle-aged people who have high pulse pressure - a measure of high blood pressure - are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in their spinal fluid, compared with people who have lower pulse pressure.Pulse pressure is defined as the highest number in a blood pressure reading (systolic pressure) minus the lowest number (diastolic pressure).