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The world is now on the verge of a 'post-antibiotic era.' We look at how we have reached this point and what is being done to tackle antibiotic resistance.
Researchers in Sweden show bacteria in fresh honey from bee stomachs can fight human bacteria - including drug-resistant strains - in the lab and heal persistent wounds in horses.
Study finds a key immune response to viruses is intact in asthma sufferers, suggesting the reason they struggle with respiratory viruses must lie elsewhere in the immune system.
The number of visits to the emergency room as a result of high blood pressure significantly increased between 2006 and 2011, according to a new study.
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.
Research reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) reveals a new antibiotic has potential to fight Gram-negative pathogens.
A large, long-term study further investigates a previously suggested link between benzodiazepine use and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Activating a gene called AMPK in the intestines of fruit flies appeared to slow the aging process in both the intestine and the brain, and vice versa, a new study finds.
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.
A new smartphone app presented yesterday at a science festival in the UK could allow smartphones to act as a 'pocket doctor,' spotting early signs of Parkinson's disease.
For the first time, using advanced, non-invasive brain technologies, scientists demonstrate direct mind-to-mind transmission between two conscious humans 5,000 miles apart.
A new study shows viruses can spread through buildings, offices and hospitals within hours, but commonly available quat-based disinfectants applied correctly can stop them.
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
The Affordable Care Act has led to increased health insurance coverage for young adults aged 19-25, but this has not led to a significant change in health status, a study finds.
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks.
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.
There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.
A national study of older veterans finds that those who resist negative age stereotypes are less likely to experience post-traumatic stress, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Each day spent in the hospital raises the risk of an infection becoming multidrug-resistant by 1%, says a new study presented at a conference recently.