Can you imagine controlling muscles with light? MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can do just that by applying optogenetics, a technique that allows them to control neurons' electrical impulses with light.
Stress can impact a person's behavior and health. Now, scientists have found that stress experienced early in life can also impact the brain. It turns out that chronic, toxic stress can affect a person long into their adult years.
New research reveals that the more familiar kids are with unhealthy food logos the more likely they are to be overweight or obese.
Just two cups of steamed broccoli may be all you need to control asthma symptoms. Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia found that natural nutrients found in the vegetable, specifically sulforaphane, help protect against respiratory inflammation that can cause the health issue.
Inadequate rest can have a huge impact on memory and brain function, particularly in older individuals. A recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that not enough sleep was often linked to cognitive impairments.
Doctors may use certain psychostimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet a recent study conducted by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark shows that this could increase the risk of cardiovascular issues.
Most children and adults, for that matter, simply detest vaccine injections. Yet a report from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that some can be given via a nasal spray, instead. The research specifically exami...
A new study reveals that many homeless alcoholics began drinking and became alcohol-dependent while they were still children.
Health officials are warning parents that a common oral anesthetic often used to help teething infants could be dangerous.
As women enter menopause, their hormone levels change. Now, scientists have found that during this transition, the quality of a woman's cholesterol carriers degrades and leaves her at a great risk for heart disease.
Are you nearsighted? Then you may just have received more education than the average person.