Researchers at Indiana University are working on how to help patients suffering from chronic pain, a critical, oftentimes overlooked health issue that's estimated to affect over 100 million Americans. They're studying multidisciplinary approaches to treatments that involve both the patients' perspec...
Could vitamin D help patients with advanced colon cancer? New research that will be presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco examines how the "sunshine vitamin" could help patients improve their response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs.
Statistics show that close to 24 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, some which are not clinically defined yet are oftentimes linked by some form of depression.
Growing human organs in the lab may seem like a fantasy, but it's something that scientists have been working toward for years. Now, researchers have grown human skeletal muscle in the lab that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli.
Scientists have examined these biological effects a bit more closely and have found that in space, the shift of blood and fluid from the lower to the upper body caused by weightlessness is much higher and that blood pressure is much lower than previously thought.
Could the smell of lavender increase trustworthiness? Recent findings published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggest that the scent of this flowering plant can promote relaxation, which can, in turn, help promote mutual trust. Previous studies have even shown that such aromatic compounds c...
A new gluten free pizza by Pizza Hut could mean numerous possibilities for patients suffering from celiac disease-an autoimmune disorder that can occur in patients who are genetically predisposed to the ingestion of gluten that may harm the small intestine. Statistics estimate that this health issue...
New findings published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention have shown that older women with metabolic syndrome are at an increased risk of endometrial cancer.
There are several hazards when it comes to space travel, and one of them is muscle and bone loss. Now, a tiny roundworm may help keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions.
Napping may be good for the brain. Scientists found that napping helps infants develop their memory and retain new behaviors that they have learned, showing the importance of allowing children to sleep.
It turns out that vitamin waters and energy drinks aren't nearly as healthy as they claim. Scientists have examined their micronutrient compositions and have found that consumers stand to reap little or no benefit from these nutrient-packed drinks.