The brain's neural activity - long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy - also plays a role in human aging and life span...
Hugely popular in Sweden, the product has found its way into the US market and is being currently reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration
There are still 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, and tobacco causes more preventable cancer deaths than any other risk factor, says the third edition of Cancer Atlas
None of the top-selling sweetened drinks in 2018 met expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children
The test revealed that those given the hormone performed better during aerobic performances, they found no significant difference between the two groups during anaerobic tasks
Loneliness and a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for premature death, and dogs are an excellent motivation for their owners to get outdoors and walk them
The findings suggest that bariatric surgery and improved blood sugar control could reduce the risk of major birth defects and address concerns that such an operation could increase this risk
A team of scientists find that 30 percent of pregnant women report going through psychosocial stress from job strain or depression and anxiety
A 10% increase in forest clearing leads to a 3.3% increase in malaria incidence, finds analysis
Of the affected 1,299 people, the condition named "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury" (EVALI), has claimed 26 lives in 21 US states
Gonorrhea affected 580,000 people, the highest number reported since 1991 while Chlamydia affected 1.7 million cases – the most ever reported to CDC. Among newborns, syphilis cases increased 40 percent to more than 1,300 cases.
These chemicals can hamper development, immune function and reproduction as well as injure the kidney and liver and may also cause cancer. The healthy alternative is to eat home-cooked food, suggest scientists
The CDC recommended that all pregnant women get a flu vaccine during any trimester of each pregnancy and the whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) during the early part of the third trimester of each pregnancy
So far, 1,080 lung injury cases have been reported from 48 states and 16 percent of these patients are below 18 years of age.
Children suffering from an inherited disease called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have high levels of cholesterol from birth and are 10 to 13 times more likely to suffer from heart attack
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the LeadFreeNYC plan in January this year under which the imperative is to prevent exposure to lead hazards in the first place and respond quickly and comprehensively if a child has an elevated blood lead level.
The combination drug is currently undergoing its first clinical trials. The treatment uses cancer’s rapid growth against it, by forcing cells through cell division so quickly that they accumulate fatal errors.
A new study by West Virginia University finds that fifth-graders born with low body weight are more likely to exhibit cardiovascular risk factors
Women who were forced or coerced into having sex for the first time were more likely to have an unwanted first pregnancy or abortion, as well as other gynecological and general health problems
The disease is widespread and analysis says the new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men, who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C, and alcohol abuse.
Countries are grossly underprepared, warn researchers, adding that what is required is leadership and the willingness to act forcefully and effectively; Experts calls for proactive creation of systems needed to detect and control potential disease outbreaks
According to a new report put forth by Yelp, vaginal steaming or V-steaming, which as the name suggests involves squatting or sitting over steaming water containing herbs is one of the most popular beauty trends of 2019.
Results suggest a "neural mechanism" that might explain not only why overtrained athletes fail to overcome pain or fatigue signals but also why they are at risk of doping, which may help with immediate performance but compromise long-term achievements, says the study
Men who used sperm injection had a 60% higher risk, and those who used in vitro fertilization had a 30% higher risk compared with men conceiving naturally
Women with frequent hot flashes in early midlife or those experienced persistently over the course of the menopause transition have increased risk for clinical cardiovascular disease events later in life, Rebecca Thurston, lead author of a study, told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW)
Researchers analyzed 1,461 breaches of protected health information over the past 10 years to understand the types of information that were compromised in these cyber attacks
Influenza is responsible for considerable disease and deaths worldwide, including an estimated 291,000 to 646,000 deaths annually; Effectiveness of influenza vaccines in preventing infections has ranged from 19 to 60% over the last nine seasons
Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly due to improved access to affordable, quality health services
While a number of US states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, new study throws light on how or why adults with medical conditions use it
Cigarettes are suspected to have endocrine-disrupting properties that may increase testosterone levels and adversely affect hormone and reproductive function in the baby girls, researchers claim
According to the report released by the Guttmacher Institute, restrictive laws have very little to do with this decline in abortion rates - it is actually better access to contraceptives.
The study is the largest to show that babies born by cesarean section have a very different gut bacteria than those born vaginally; The differences mostly even out by the time children are one-year-old
Researchers conducted a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water. The majority of the estimated cancer risk is due to contamination from arsenic, disinfection byproducts, and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium
The researchers also found that children born to mothers with anemia diagnosed within the first 30 weeks had a modest risk of developing autism, ADHD; Anemia discovered toward the end of pregnancy did not have the same associations
The new study provides direct evidence that soot from polluted air can travel through the lungs and reach the placenta
The results are from a clinical trial that aims to dig deeper into potential associations between exercise and dementia
There are no formal screening guidelines for men in high-risk groups such as those who have a personal history of the disease, breast-cancer-linked genetic mutations or family members who had breast cancer. Hence, men diagnosed with the disease tend to have worse outcomes than women.
A potential carcinogen, pulegone is banned as a food additive but is unregulated in tobacco products. Analysis shows the additive exceeded the "thresholds of concern" in such products.
Paracetamol is widely used to relieve pain during pregnancy and is recommended as the treatment of choice
Researchers found that there has been a substantial increase in the number of transplants using HCV-infected kidneys across the US. Since September 2018, most HCV-infected organs were transplanted into patients without the infection
The availability of gun shops was also associated with increased suicide rates, highlighting the potential importance of access to lethal means of suicide
A study has linked gender identity conversion efforts with adverse mental health outcomes. Those exposed to conversion efforts before the age of 10 are four times more likely to attempt suicide
The strain, called M1UK, has an enhanced ability to cause all types of Strep A infection and scientists recommend that its impact on public health is monitored
Currently, malaria spending is around $4.3 billion globally, but additional funds of $2 billion a year will make a big difference
A new study highlights the importance of long-term monitoring and screening of the health of survivors of disasters
If bowel cancer is diagnosed at the most initial stage over nine in 10 people will survive, but if it is diagnosed at the latest stage, just one in 10 people will survive their disease for at least five years
According to researchers, using e-cigarettes during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in daughters; Recent studies have also stated that e-cigarettes disrupt lung function and raise risk of infection
An indicator of body fat, body mass index or BMI in infants, children, and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, says study
Study suggests exposure to the criminal justice system during childhood places individuals at risk of poor mental health conditions in early adulthood.
The results of the new study challenge the notion of autism as reflecting an ‘extreme male brain’; in the largest study of its kind, researchers found no evidence that testosterone administration affected performance on tests of cognitive empathy.