New research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.
Work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.
How much time do you spend browsing "status updates" or friends' pictures on Facebook? According to a new study, it is likely more than you think.
In a study, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.
A new article shows increased rates of deaths worldwide from prescription opioids as high as 550 percent depending on country and time-period.
When we eat may be important to consider, in addition to what we eat.
New research may have found a way to inhibit preterm labor by using a synthetic substance derived from ants, which looks and behaves a lot like oxytocin.
Chemical recalibration of brain cells during sleep is crucial for learning, and sleeping pills may sabotage it.
Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.
Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.
King's College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain.
Tobacco epidemic disproportionately affect low and middle-income countries, where more than 80% of the world’s smokers now live
Rising number of middle-aged women are ‘battling anorexia and bulimia’, new figures warn.
Asthma affects millions of children in the United States, and so does obesity. A new study may have found a link between the two, as early-life asthma may contribute to the development of childhood obesity.
In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that?
Fibromyalgia is a long-term or chronic disorder. It’s associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue.
After a night out, you've had a little too much to drink, and all you want is a slice of pizza or a kebab before you go back home to pass out. Here´s why.
Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
Studies show that changes in lifestyle behaviors over the weekend can lead to worse sleep and weight gain. Here are five ways to have a healthier weekend.
Researchers found that low levels of a biomarker called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.
The governor of the Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil declared a public health emergency on Friday over an outbreak of yellow fever that appears to have killed at least 10 people so far and led to reports of more than 100 suspected cases of the disease.
A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills.
New guidelines recommend giving babies puréed food or finger food containing peanut powder or extract before they are 6 months old, and even earlier if a child is prone to allergies and doctors say it is safe to do so.
Peru, one of the hotspots for tuberculosis, has some of the highest global recovery rates thanks to a community-based method for fighting the disease
If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know they are their own special kind of hell. That`s why here is a roundup of the poorest decisions you could possibly make when you have a UTI, and what you should do instead.
Some 34 million people continue to suffer from malnutrition, 47.7 percent of children under age 5 suffer from anemia and 49.8 percent, approximately 1.3 million, have chronic malnutrition
In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland have identified a link between regular sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in men.
Here are 6 fat burning secrets most with those who maintain a lean body and reach/maintain ideal body weight.
New research reveals that children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about five years of age.
New research has found that’s just not the case: Getting an abortion doesn't negatively impact a woman's mental health.
Because this disorder can be a real pain.
Here are some good tips to get rid of that extra weight in 2017.
Close friends may influence how school-aged children think about danger.
At night, early risers demonstrate a quicker reaction time when solving unusual attention-related tasks than night owls, but these early risers make more mistakes along the way.
The government should overhaul its reproductive health policies to support them, researchers say.
Trying to work out the best way to shift those extra festive pounds ready for the New Year? Well, look no further; Mayo Clinic physicians say that low-carb diets are slightly better than low-fat diets for weight loss in the short-term.
More than a decade into the 21st century, we have still not achieved gender equality in medicine. Here is a reflection on some of the studies published in 2016 that have highlighted the gender gap in this field.
An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was found to be 100% effective, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday 23rd.
Many parents hope for their children grow to be artistic and talented. Even if you don't feel particularly creative yourself, it's easy to help your child grow up to be creative.
Engaging in regular weightlifting could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists.