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Using fMRI and working memory tasks, researchers find older people take longer to recover from concussion and suggest post-injury management should differ by age group.
Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
What is happening in week 13 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peach and his or her salivary glands have started functioning.
Students who live in US states that have implemented at least one antibullying law recommended by the Department of Education may be at a lower risk for bullying and cyberbullying.
During the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, mothers-to-be avoided health care facilities due to fear of infection, although the usual standard of service was maintained.
Though often seen as a mundane chore, a new study suggests dishwashing can be an effective stress-relieving tool if we focus solely on the task at hand.
Children and adults hospitalized with flu-associated pneumonia were less likely to have received a flu shot, according to a study published online in JAMA.
A drug currently used in cancer treatment has been found to have a positive effect on memory, with implications for Alzheimer's, dementia and language-learning related issues.
A new study suggests providing workers with sit-stand desks is a potentially lasting way to reduce sitting time in the large and growing proportion of people in sedentary jobs.
In a new report on aging and health, the WHO call for public health action and fundamental shifts in how we think about aging as the number of over-60s is set to double by 2050.
Researchers have identified a number of genetic aberrations that could indicate a predisposition toward the development of sporadic breast cancer.
Scientists have created a mathematical model of how the circadian clock works and have discovered a 'switch' that may be instrumental in preventing sleep and circadian disorders.
By analyzing the genes of dogs, researchers have uncovered new insight into the mechanisms underlying a rare form of color blindness called achromatopsia.
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%.
In a new review, researchers say that increased understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which exercise benefits health means an 'exercise pill' could soon be in the cards.
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.
Evidence supporting the classification of excessive shopping as an addiction has been established, and a new seven-point assessment tool created.
People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into 'phubbing.'
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.