Researchers at the National Institutes of Health identified the molecule that causes itching in a study of mice to find that the natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb) molecule is released in the spinal cord and triggers a process that is then experienced in the brain as itching.
There may be a breakthrough when it comes to Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that an anti-cancer drug reverses memory deficits in mice that have the condition. The finding could eventually lead to better treatment in humans.
The 'World War Z' actor Brad Pitt,49, says he has difficulty remembering faces and suspect he may be suffering from prosopagnosia, a disorder of face perception.
The researcher developed a new screening technique that is based on urinalysis in order to diagnose breast cancer and also determine its severity, before detecting it with a mammogram.
A new finding states that frequent heartburn is associated with elevated risk of throat and vocal cord cancer among the non-smokers and non-drinkers. And use of antacids and not prescribed medications, helps in reducing the risk.
The investigators at the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) begin to wrap their look into a mysterious respiratory disease that has killed two out of the seven people who are a victim to this. Out of the five who are alive and are hospitalized one is kept in intensive care.
A new study found that the fish oil supplements reasonably increase the level of a hormone that is linked to lower risk of diabetes as well as heart disease.
Radioactive nanoparticles that target lymphoma tumor cells wherever they may be in the body have been created by researchers at the University of Missouri in a development that could enable much more effective therapies against lymphoma and other advanced-stage cancers.
A new study suggests that screening for lung cancer through low-dose computed tomography (CT scans) as opposed to chest X-rays may be a more effective way of detecting the disease.
A study showing MRI measurement of arterial stiffness can help be an independent predictor of the disease of the vessels that supply blood to the brain.
The report recommends that most daily physical activity occur during regular school hours in physical education classes, recess or breaks, and classroom exercises, with additional opportunities available through active commutes to and from school, before- and after-school programs, and participation...
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birthrate in 2011 set another new record low. The new rate, 31.3 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19, is about half the 1991 rate of 61.8 births per 1,000 teens, which was previously at an all-time high.