For infants born pre-term and by cesarean birth, "milking" the umbilical cord increases blood flow and pressure.
Trying to stay ahead of antibiotic-resistance among superbugs, researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed a new technology that targets bacteria.
Cuba today became the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, WHO confirmed.
Has a visit to the pet shop ever made your mouth water? No? Then you've clearly never had guinea pig. The cuddly rodents have been a reliable snack in parts of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia for generations. Called cuyes in Spanish, the animals are reportedly easier to raise and breed than chickens, and are eaten en-masse during key holidays. However, it's those feasts that could be leading to an unintended consequence: a plague of parasitic bites that is bringing South America to its knees.
Have you ever tried to satisfy your sweet-tooth with low-calorie desserts, only to find yourself utterly unsated? Now, researchers have determined exactly why the body can't be fooled by artificial sweeteners - a revelation that holds promise for the dieting and diabetic worlds alike.
It's not every day that a Lyme disease case goes chronic. However, enough cases occur across the globe every year for experts to understand that it can ruin lives indefinitely. Now new research has revealed that hardy and well-hidden bacterium can keep the disease going, and that a well-known cancer treatment, of all things, could deliver a finishing blow.
Super-bright pigments in corals have been discovered far under the Red Sea, deeper than standard Scuba divers go. Researchers say they're good for medicine.
With a major gift from the Lyme Disease Research Foundation, Johns Hopkins has opened the first home base for Lyme research at a major U.S. medical research center.
Scientists have discovered a single gene that can turn colorectal cancer cells back into normal tissue in mice, according to a new study.
Chocolate may be the key to lowering heart disease and stroke risk, according to a new study.
Heart attack and stroke continue to be the top fatal diseases in the United States, and according to new research, they may be linked to poor sleep quality.
Peanuts and other nuts have been linked to lower death rates, according to a new study. Curiously, the same cannot be said when eating peanut butter.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
Early breast cancer can now be detected with simple urine samples, according to a new study.
Cancer is infamous for being both difficult to detect and treat. That's largely because, unlike other diseases, tumors are not made up of an invading party. Instead, cancer is all about cells in the human body going rogue. Now researchers have highlighted a new way in which to assess why cancerous cells break nature's rules - a perspective that could help them think up new ways to keep diseases in check.