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.
Severe chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis is highly debilitating, and can keep patients completely bedbound, but access to specialist care has been poor in the UK.
Iraq authorities invite WHO to help them prepare for cholera outbreaks in the Kurdistan region, where the current crisis has displaced more than half a million people.
A long-term condition affects half of US citizens, yet much of this disease is preventable, according to a report in The Lancet, especially with nationwide and community support.
Researchers from Japan have produced healthy baby mice by cryopreserving - deep-freezing - testicular tissue, culturing it to produce sperm and inseminating immature egg cells.
A study of Chinese preschoolers finds that even low blood concentrations of lead are linked to behavioral and emotional problems, which increase as lead levels rise.
A new study finds that women who have a c-section with their first child may have a small increased risk of experiencing a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy with their second child.
Shortness of sleep could speed up the aging of the brain, according to new research using MRI scans of the head. The work may have implications for dementia in aging populations.
More Americans between the ages 1-30 die due to preventable causes such as car crashes, falls and firearm-related injuries, according to a new report.
Antihistamines - drugs used to treat hay fever and other allergies - can reverse the effects of cells known to reduce the body's ability to fight tumors, according to new research.
Children with ADHD are at higher risk of substance abuse and abusing prescriptions. A new report from leading pediatricians offers advice on the issue.
A new study finds that use of opioid painkillers is nearly four times higher among soldiers returning from deployment than in the civilian population.
A novel non-invasive test that looks for two gene mutations that mark progression of Barrett’s esophagus to cancer could hugely improve prognosis for an otherwise deadly cancer.
The American College of Physicians recommends against against giving asymptomatic, average risk, non-pregnant women routine pelvic exams, such as in annual well visits.
A new study suggests that for older patients with type 2 diabetes, the negative effects of treatment with insulin pills or injections may outweigh the benefits.
Despite an expansion in health care provision, a new study has found that the growth of health care expenditure in the US has slowed down over the past decade.
Obamacare is a highly controversial new law, but has resulted in a greater emphasis on prevention, and will benefit US public health, say researchers publishing in The Lancet.
Family history is a greater risk factor than lifestyle for developing some cancers, according to a Swedish study looking at 71,000 adopted people.