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).
For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have given their patients honeysuckle, often in the form of tea, to help alleviate certain ailments. Now, researchers think that this age-old practice may have been on to something. A molecule within the plant has been found to directly target influenza, making it a potential treatment option for the troublesome virus.
A chemical found in broccoli sprouts and a few other vegetables is showing some promise as a treatment for autism, potentially mitigating some common behavioral symptoms of the condition.
Just an extra two hours of exercise each week can reportedly improve school performance, according to a new study.
The pesky house fly may be annoying, but this buzzing insect's genome could improve human health, according to a new study.
Aside from being noisy, living near a major road has one, possibly fatal, setback. New research has found that for women living on a Main Street may increase their risk of a sudden heart attack.
A great number of recreational cannabis proponents believe that lighting up can "open the mind" and even boost creativity. However, a new study has found evidence that shows just the opposite may occur.
A United States health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making them the first US citizen to contract the infection and the second person to come down with symptoms while in the country. Still, experts are quick to note that the victim was caring for the first US case, and the disease is likely still contained.
A type of carnivorous plant, called the pitcher plant, may soon be saving more lives than it takes. The unusual insect trap has inspired the creation of a new coating for medical devices that could potentially prevent deadly clotting and infections in vulnerable patients.
New research has found that multiple neurodevelopmental disorders have a common molecular cause, suggesting that a one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach could be effective for conditions ranging from Down syndrome to autism.