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A compound found in turmeric, the spice used in curry powder, could be a promising drug candidate for treating neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke.
Health care apps are growing in popularity. Half a billion smartphone users will be using one by next year. But are they a help or hindrance to health? We investigate.
Simultaneous use of cellphones, laptops and other media devices may change brain structure, according to an MRI study that found gray matter differences in media multitaskers.
Medical News Today: HIV: radiation exposure before stem cell transplant 'may not have cured Berlin patient'
The 'Berlin patient' is the only human thought to have been cured of HIV. Now, a new study looks at the potential mechanisms behind this cure using monkeys.
Researchers identify a chemical within the brain that could play a prominent role in controlling the tics of conditions such as Tourette syndrome.
Although previous research has shown that exercise can be beneficial for people who are depressed, the mechanism behind this benefit has not been clear. A new study investigates.
Researchers have developed a skin-mounted device that can alert wearers to problems with cardiovascular and skin health by detecting temperature changes, according to a new study.
Women with cancer in one breast often remove the other, despite most studies suggesting they will not live longer. A new study investigates how such women feel about their choice.
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence.
Artifacts recovered in Austria add to evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for longer than previously thought and that humans coped well with different climates.
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.
Venous thromboembolism - the condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism - has been linked to NSAID use in a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
A recent study has found that people reporting memory complaints were more likely to develop dementia - such as Alzheimer's disease - several years later.
People with low socioeconomic status jobs who work over 55 hours a week are 30% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with those who work fewer hours, a new study finds.
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.
Though most of us know eating fruits and vegetables is good for our physical health, a new study suggests it is also good for our mental well-being.
A team from the University of Leicester claims to have developed a new process for synthesizing amino acids, which may form the basis of new drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's.
A new study of 7,000 German workers during the recent economic crisis finds that fears about job loss may boost new-onset asthma risk.
Assuming current trends continue, a CDC model estimates by January, Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach over 550,000 or 1.4 million, if under-reporting is included.
Researchers from the UK have investigated different systems of consent for organ donation across the world in an attempt to find out which policy is best.