A 1.8 million-year-old pinky bone may be the oldest hand bond to resemble modern humans. Not only that, but the recently discovered bone suggests that humans evolved much earlier than was first believed.
Certain types of microbial communities or microbiota may increase the risk of premature birth, according to researchers at Stanford University. A new study monitored the bacterial neighborhoods in different parts of a woman's reproductive tract, which can potentially determine the risk.
Vitamin D has been known for its health benefits. Yet did you know that it could also be particularly helpful for older adults-helping them maintain muscle integrity and strength? New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that while close to one in three older ...
Most of us wouldn't mind a cup of Joe in the morning to energize us throughout our day. Yet did you know drinking coffee regularly can also help to prevent the return of colon cancer following treatment as well as improve the chances of survival?
Previous studies have shown the benefits of a dose of aspirin. Now, new findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reveal that a regular dose of aspirin can help reduce the long-term risk of cancer in some who are overweight.
Though researchers are still discovery new information about schizophrenia, which is associated with both structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye, new findings published in the journal Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, show that t...
Researchers have found that whistled Turkish actually uses both sides of the brain.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are studying the differences in the way common anesthetics affect the brains of older patients and children, finding what could help improve monitoring technology and the safety of general anesthesia for patients.
Memory is certainly essential to our every-day function. Yet is it ultimately essential to our character? New findings published in the journal Psychological Science reveal that our moral traits may actually be the core components to our identity.
New findings published in the journal Nature Neuroscience show that the passage of molecules through the nucleus of a star-shaped brain cell, also called an astrocyte, may play a critical role in health and disease.
A NASA astronaut has captured some spectacular footage of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, as they appeared over Earth's horizon.
Did you know that certain social factors like education and marital status can affect the future birth weight of her daughter, according to research based on two long-term studies that tracked mother-daughter pairs.