Babies who breast feed longer have been found to have healthier levels of lactic acid bacteria in their gut compared to infants who are fed formulate or switched to food earlier, according to a recent study. These results strongly support the argument that breast feeding is healthier for newborns, a claim that has been recently called into question by scientists.
A hormone that has long been associated with an increased life-span has now been linked to increased intelligence. The gene expression associated with increased levels of this hormone may one day provide means to treat cognitive decline, researchers suggest.
Arguments may ruin more than just friendships. New research suggests that people who frequently argue with those close to them nearly triple their overall chances of a middle-aged death.
The behavior of injured squids provides real-time insight into why intense pain can often persist long after an injury has been inflicted, a new study suggests.
Only about one in 10 urbanites across the world are breathing air that can meet the recommended safety levels set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Indian city-dwellers have it the worst, according to newly released statistics.
Two widely used pesticides appear to be making honeybees abandon their hives during inopportune seasons, a new study suggests.
The recent surge of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases that reportedly killed 126 people in Saudi Arabia alone may be nothing more than seasonal changes and neglect of recommended precautions, suggests investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Lebanon has reported its first official case of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), prompting the country's health minister to order an unusual "fever screening" process to be taken up at the Beirut international airport. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also announced that it will be holding international talks next week to address growing concerns about the spreading virus.
The number of elderly people in the United States is expected to double within the next four decades, according to a pair of US Census Bureau reports. Such a spike in retired American citizens may heavily burden the nation's healthcare system.
Cases of syphilis in the United States are again on the rise, according to a recent federal report. The rise in cases of the sexual transmitted disease is seen almost entirely among men, who currently make up 91 percent of all U.S. cases.
Scientists have found traces of the genetic information that makes microbes resistant to antibiotics nearly everywhere they have looked, according to a recent study.
A t-shirt using biometric monitoring technologies has just been made available for purchase, providing a new option of performance-tracking "smartwear" that can compete with products such as Fitbit wristbands.
Tick population numbers appear to remain strong along the east coast of the U.S. despite a particularly long winter season this year,
Drugs traditionally used to treat erectile dysfunction -- such as Viagra or Cialis -- may be effective at treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a recent study suggests.
Life may be touching down on Mars sooner than we think. It just won't be planting any flags or playing golf. Researchers have proposed attempting to grow plants in a mobile greenhouse on Mars during the next Mars rover landing, which is tentatively expected to land on the planet by 2021.