A gene that was once helpful to ancient people living in the Arctic is today shown to be harmful to us, as researchers surprisingly found during a new study.
Earlier today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a new imported case of Ebola has developed in an American health worker. His chances of survival look positive, and experts are saying that his blood, along with the blood of other survivors, could potentially help treat the disease.
A new study has found that if older adults drink a small amount of alcohol on a regular basis, they may actually enhance their ability to recall memories. This may be an effective preventative measure in the fight against memory loss - an expected consequence of aging.
The next time your retail salesperson or grocery store cashier asks you if you want your receipt, think twice about your answer. It turns out cash register receipts that use thermal paper account for high levels of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) in humans, new research finds.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released an updated report on tuberculosis prevalence across the globe, finding that there are almost half-a-million more cases of the illness than previously thought.
It's eight o'clock and your stomach has been grumbling about your late workday for the last two hours. No time to cook something up from scratch, so what do you do? Swing by the nearest fast food joint? Health experts are arguing that you should make that a trip to the frozen food aisle instead, as prepackaged frozen meals are constantly more nutritional than a quick burger and fries.
The nose knows... and cures paralysis to boot! That's at least according to a recent miraculous case where researchers used a paralyzed man's nose cells to help him regain some sensation and voluntary movement .
Went to one too many Guns N' Roses concerts in your youth? Having trouble hearing your friends and family as you age? Researchers are suggesting that you don't necessarily need to get a hearing aid. Experts may be able to simply restore your hearing, good as new.
Past research has said that up to 42 percent of all treated cases of depression do not respond to antidepressants, although it has remained largely unclear why. Now researchers have found that diet can impact how a patient responds to their medication, where fish consumption can help.
Some gluten free foods have been found to boast worrying concentrations of arsenic, as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice.
Researchers are arguing that some very lucky individuals may be naturally immune to Ebola infection, and finding them could open doors for treatment and disease containment not even considered.
Mitochondria, which power the cells of plants and animals, were reportedly energy parasites before they were the beneficial powerhouses they are today, according to new research.
Extra sugary sodas might promote disease, independently from its role in obesity, after researchers found in a new study that consumption of the sweetened beverages were associated with cell aging.
Scientists have recently identified a molecular "Superman" of sorts, which rescues DNA from catastrophic collisions that can lead to various diseases, including cancer.
Experts have long known that epileptics sometimes suddenly and unexpectedly die during or right after a seizure. The cause of this death is often utterly unrelated to injury or other known causes, leaving professionals perplexed. Surprisingly, a lot of caregivers and even patients are left scratching their heads too, as they have never heard of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).