Researchers announced Wednesday that the advancements in genetics have allow them to devise simple blood or saliva test that can reliably predict the odds of breast and prostate cancers.
The entire human genome has been patented by for-profit companies, threatening a loss of "genetic liberty."
Biogen Inc, makers of multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs Avonex and Tysabri, have recently won approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its first pill for the disease: Tecfidera.
A link between protein and estrogen causes post-menopausal women to store excess fat and have more trouble keeping it off.
Researchers have identified over 80 regions of the human genome that, when found in an individual, can increase the risk of certain kinds of cancer, including breast cancer.
The deaths of two more people have been linked to a mysterious SARS-like virus that has already claimed the lives nine others and sickened six more.
A test that detects hormones linked to aggression in saliva sample can be used to predict the level of aggression in boys, according to a new study.
A new study says that being socially isolated from the friends and family could raise your risk of dying early, particularly in the elderly.
A new study shows that doctors-in-training performed worse when their shifts were limited to 16 hours versus the current 30-hour week limitation.
High concentrations of hydrogen and methane gas detected in the breath have been linked with obesity in a new study at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Both loneliness and social isolation are linked with an early death risk for older individuals, a new study found. However,increasing social contacts may lower the risk of early death in these people.
Temporary henna or "mehendi" tattoos that are applied on the skin can lead to some nasty allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.
Sleeping will aid the brain's ability to consolidate learning when two competing tasks are learned the in the same day, according to new research from the University of Chicago.
Researchers have developed a revolutionary wound dressing technology that can detect infection and alert physicians of the infected wound by a simple color change.