Scientists recently discovered a tapeworm living inside a patient's brain in the United Kingdom, and rather than getting rid of it after it was removed, they decided to sequence its genome instead, according to a new study.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new report that reveals some surprising statistics about alcohol consumption in the United States. For starters, about 90 percent of all "excessive drinkers" are not alcoholics.
With antibiotic resistance becoming ever more common among bacteria, researchers are pursuing new ways to help fight potential infections. Now, a team of experts says they have identified the mechanism behind the mobility of some bacteria, allowing them to look into ways to literally cripple these dangerous bugs.
The jury may still be out on how bad certain types of fat are for your health. However, a new study has revealed that at least in the case of trans fats, they can hamper the effectiveness of a person's memory.
You've likely heard of "good" bacteria in the human gut - the little guys that live in balanced communities and constantly keep one another in check, as well as keep invaders out. However, could the same hold true for viruses? In a new study, researchers investigate this question.
The mouse is a common model used in research as a way of studying human biology and diseases, but a new study questions whether this is an accurate approach considering some stark differences - aside from many similarities - between the two species.
It is commonly believed that the carrot can give humans better night vision - a myth started by WWII propaganda and perpetuated by the discovery that high concentrations of vitamin A are good for eye health. Now, while the carrot won't actually help you see in the dark, new research investigates if the blueberry will.
New research has found a disturbing link between an common soap ingredient and cancer. The same ingredient, a popularly used antimicrobial, can also be found in other common hygiene products, including toothpaste, and could potentially heighten a person's risk of developing liver fibrosis.
In a breakthrough study, scientists have sequenced the ferret genome in an attempt to provide clues to respiratory diseases such as influenza and cystic fibrosis.
A new study has revealed that only a small portion of the population receives heart health benefits from moderate and regular alcohol consumption. Interestingly, these lucky few all boast the same genetic profile, suggesting that a person's health gains from alcohol may be heavily influenced by their genes.
In new breakthrough research, scientists have successfully silenced a leading cancer-causing gene, an elusive protein called KRAS, which can hopefully one day lead to the development of more effective target drug therapies.
Past research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids may actually be effective at reducing a man's chances of developing prostate cancer. Now, a new study has determined that omega-3 alone is not the cancer preventer that experts hoped it was. Instead, the walnut may actually be the 'prostate protector,' but the reason for this remains unclear.
Vitamin B has long been hailed as an essential part of daily regimen for a healthy brain. Numerous past studies have associated it with memory recall and fortitude. Now a new study disputes those claims, showing that B12 may not reduce the risk of memory loss.
As California smog worsens as a result of extreme heat and drought, health risks increase for the state's residents, new reports say.
The deadly Ebola pandemic that continues to sweep through West Africa is likely spreading to a decent portion of affected communities through the improper treatment and burial of confirmed and suspected infection victims. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed new protocols that they believe will help facilitate the safe-but-dignified burial of Ebola victims.