Drinking everyday significantly increases the risk of liver cirrhosis, according to a new study. While it's generally believed that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed, new research reveals ample evidence that drinking patterns can also significantly increase the risk of this h...
Getting adequate rest is essential, particularly for young children whose growing bodies need sleep to properly function.
New findings conducted by researchers at Ohio State University show that over half of the patients in intensive care units (ICU) on ventilators that help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.
It turns out that familiar voices may just help speed up coma recovery. Scientists have found that the voices of loved ones telling a patient familiar stories stored in his long-term memory can help awaken the unconscious brain and speed recovery.
Most people know how to boil eggs, but did you know there's now a way to unboil them?
The human genome largely dictates what you're like as a person, and scientists are still unraveling the mysteries of this code to our existence. Now, though, they may have discovered a way to identify which letters in the human genome are functionally important.
Recent findings published in The Lancet Psychiatry show how therapy that involves "therapy feedback" could potentially help prevent autism from developing in infants at risk for the behavioral issue.
Albinism is a rare inherited condition that's characterized by lack of pigment to the skin, hair and eyes. The rare disorder is estimated to occur in five per 100,000 individuals in the United States and Europe, that's oftentimes accompanied by an eye problem; this was true Louise McMorris, who deal...
What's beneath the dirt may hold the next gold, at least metaphorically speaking. Scientists believe that the next antibiotic could be buried beneath the soil.
Human brains can accomplish some amazing feats, and one of them is specialization. Now, scientists have studied the brain activity of blind individuals to learn a bit more about how the brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, shedding light on how our brains can adapt to technological...
Saving up for an extravagant vacation? You might want to quit smoking to help pay for it. A new analysis released as part of Tobacco-Free Awareness Week reveals that millions of smokers in the United States may be more likely to drop the habit if they realize just how much money they could save.