Low sodium levels in the blood, otherwise known as hyponatremia, can increase the risk of dying for patients on a liver transplant waiting list.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have produced an approach that works to protect animal models against a type of genetic disruption that's responsible for intellectual disability, including serious memory impairments and altered levels of anxiety.
Statistics show that as many as four in every ten American children live in low-income families, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Statistics show that 2.3 million adults in the United States alone are affected by seizure disorder; that's 1 in 26 people who will be diagnosed with the health issue--otherwise known as epilepsy--at some point in their lives. Knowing when a seizure will occur is half the battle.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School examined how genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their lives in relatively sedentary and frail states. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), point out how genes that increa...