Healthy Sleep Routine Important for Children with Autism,
New research has found that parents of children with autism who practice better day-to-night transitions promote healthier sleep patterns and improve their overall behavior and quality of life.
Roche Clinical Drug Shrinks Cancer Tumors by 26 Pct
Roche Holding AG announced positive results from an experimental cancer drug which shrank lung tumors among a small group of smokers by 26 percent in a clinical trial.
Commercial Space Travel Coming in 2014: Richard Branson Predicts
Commercial space travel will be up and running by 2014, according to Sir Richard Branson, that is.
Consuming Oily Fish May Not Improve Brain Power as Previously Thought
Consuming oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids has long been endorsed for its ability to keep brains active and cut the risk of a stroke.
Seven Large Dolphins Die in Brazil, 30 Beach Themselves
A total of seven large dolphins died in Brazil over the weekend after they beached themselves in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, according to local media.
HIV Rates Across the Globe are Slowly Declining: UN
HIV infection rates have plunged more than 50 percent among children and by a third among adults since 2001, according to a United Nations report released Monday.
Earlier Talkers More Likely to Become Heavier Drinkers
Early speech and reading skills have generally been attributed with being smart, however, a new study found that those who began speaking earlier in life had a higher probability of developing an alcohol habit in adulthood.
U.S. Measles Cases Highest in 15 Years, Largest Outbreak in New York City
Measles was declared "eliminated" from the U.S. in 2000, but this year is slated to have the most reported cases of the disease in over a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Regular Exercise May Ease Depression, Researchers Admit More Data is Needed
Exercise offers some benefits for people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, researchers agree further studies need to be done in order to reach a more conclusive statement regarding the link between the two.
Endometrial Cancer Risk Lowered with Moderate Exercise, Coffee
A new study has suggested that the risk of developing endometrial or womb cancer may be lowered by doing a minimum of 30 minutes exercise per day, drinking coffee and maintaining a healthy weight.
FDA Revises Warnings on Painkillers in Light on Growing Addiction Epidemic
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its label policies on prescription painkillers including OxyContin and morphin, in a bid to buckle down on the rising epidemic of prescription painkiller overdoses, the organization said Tuesday.
Researchers Warn of Dangers Associated with Fake, Untested Stem Cell Research
Medical researchers are concerned that people are falling for counterfeit stem cell treatments despite the fact that these 'therapies' have not yet been proven and many may even be downright dangerous, The Irish Times reports.
FDA Investigating Claims Chobani Yogurt Sickened 89 Consumers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports at least 89 people have been left ill after eating Chobani Greek yogurt which prompted the company to informally recall the yogurt from retailers.