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MRI maps reveal multi-regional brain structure differences between teens, young men with severe antisocial behavior problems, and their peers.
Working in an environment that is unclean or unstimulating may reduce cognitive function - including episodic memory - a new study suggests.
Near infrared fluorescence imaging helped surgeons remove 29 percent more malignant ovarian tumor tissue that would otherwise not have been detected.
Researchers say exercising 4 hours after learning - rather than exercising immediately after or not at all - may boost long-term memory.
Could autistic traits be partially controlled by the bacteria in our guts? New research demonstrates that this is a genuine possibility.
JC virus is a typically harmless virus. In some people with multiple sclerosis, however, it could lead to a potentially life-threatening condition.
New mouse study shows that pups, grand pups, and great-grand pups of mothers fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy developed metabolic problems.
A review of more than 1,000 studies concludes coffee is unlikely to increase the risk of cancer - as long as the beverage is not too hot on consumption.
New research shows overfed mice stop making a hormone that signals fullness to the brain, revealing a calorie-sensitive switch that might promote obesity.
The medication olokizumab improves outcomes for up to 48 weeks in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, investigators recently reported at a conference.
New research shows that having a first-degree relative with epilepsy significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with autism.
Avocados are a popular fruit, but are they good for people with diabetes to include in their diet? This article looks at the potential benefits.
For the first time, researchers show that the autonomic nervous system helps short-term memory consolidate into long-term memory during REM sleep.
Studies on how much salt we should consume have been conflicting. We take a closer look at how much salt is too much - or too little - for optimal health.
A new experimental antibiotic successfully treats MRSA infections in animals and restores the ability of a common antibiotic to fight the deadly bacteria.
Vegetarian diets are known to be generally healthy. However, not all plant-based diets are equal. New research compares their impact on diabetes risk.
Epilepsy changes the way the brain responds to stress, researchers find, which may explain why stress can increase seizure frequency.
Insulin sensitivity factor is a measurement that describes how blood sugar levels are affected by taking 1 unit of insulin. Learn more with this article.
New research suggests people with acute insomnia may be able to prevent it developing into chronic insomnia by spending less - not more - time in bed.
New research finds that marijuana and alcohol use during middle and high school may lead to poorer academic outcomes and mental health problems.