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.
Bisphenol A, known as BPA, is produced in massive quantities to use in consumer products. Now, scientists have discovered that both BPA and BPS (bisphenol S) may cause alterations in brain development that leads to hyperactivity.
Despite numerous warnings, many throughout the world continue to smoke. For those who do not take part, they may still be affected by those around them who take part in the potentially deadly habit.
The interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a "super mosquito" that's now resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets.
Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered hyaluronon (HA), a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. For many countries, this is known as the leading cause of infant mortality.
Scientists have taken a closer look at synapses in the human brain and now, they may have discovered a mechanism linked to autism. They've identified a protein that, when disrupted, could lead to the development of autism.
Could viruses make us smarter? Scientists have examined inherited viruses that are millions of years old and have found that they play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterize the human brain.
Conventional anti-depressants can take weeks or months to work properly. For patients dealing with bouts of manic depression or the flashback of a horrific event, these drugs alone might not be enough.