Remedies from the Dark Ages certainly don't sound like trustworthy things. After all, they are from a time when healers slapped leeches on their patients and walked around warding off "evil smells," which were thought to be the root of infection. However, one potion has survived that may even help patients today, even overcoming resilient superbugs that antibiotics can no longer handle.
In astonishing new research, scientists have developed a smart phone app that can effectively detect various diseases and bacteria, potentially changing the field of medicine.
A new molecule-making machine developed by a team at the University of Illinois is a breakthrough in the chemistry field, as it could potentially speed up the development of new drugs, a new study says.
A new 3D vaccine may be the cure to cancer, as scientists found that it could provide a more effective way to harness the immune system to fight cancer, as well as infectious diseases, new research shows.
A tattooed frozen mummy called Oetzi, discovered over 20 years ago, has long been known to boast some serious body art, and now researchers have found some fresh ink, reopening the debate about the role of tattoos in prehistoric times.
Scientists have recently discovered the first antibiotic that doesn't boast resistance to the drugs that we use everyday, according to new research, offering hope that we may soon be able to effectively treat chronic infections.
Have you ever riffled through your medicine cabinet to find expired bottles and unfinished prescription regimens? You may want to get rid of them, but just tossing them in the trash is a bad idea. Research has revealed that commonly prescribed drugs leave chemicals that persist in even treated waste, and can adversely affect the crops we eat.
This isn't exactly the first time that something poisonous has been used for health purposes, but when researchers say that the cornerstone for toxicity in poison mushrooms can also make a host of zero side effect drugs, it's bound to raise some eyebrows.
Age old traditional medicines don't always get it right, but once in a while they prove that practitioners were on to something long before western medicine showed up to steal the show. That's how it is in the case of wild cucumbers, where the compounds that can be found in their fruit and leaves have been rediscovered by modern science.
With pesticides, parasites and climate change to worry about, bees across the country are in decline and often sick, which is why hives have bee "doctors" that can nurse their ill brethren back to health with some medicinal honey.
While it may seem peculiar, horseshoe crabs are changing the game of medical research, as scientists have discovered a key protein found in their blood.
Researchers behind a new, groundbreaking study have developed electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels - reshaping the field of medicine.
A medical breakthrough by British scientists has been hailed as a "turning point" in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Children taking medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not at a greater risk of abusing drugs or alcohol later on in adulthood, researchers report.