A deadly pathogen that causes skin lesions is threatening European salamander populations and is spreading to parts of Asia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. A recent study highlights new conservation methods employed to ensure the deadly pathogen doesn't spread to North America, a hotspot for salamander biodiversity.
A researcher from the University of Illinois has found a direct link between time outdoors and good health. Feeling relaxed in the great outdoors allows the body to invest more into supporting the immune system.
When too much rain drowns an area, dams and watersheds are at risk of overflowing. This poses serious threats to local areas. Researchers suggest ways that land use developers can mitigate flooding damages by using something as simple as porous concrete.
Kissing bugs, also known as assassin bugs, carry a parasite linked to a disease that threatens the heart and GI tract. A recent study found that Texans may now be at a higher risk of being infected.
Spring is here, and high school sports are back in full swing. That means that many young teens will be taking on activity that risks tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) - an injury that could drastically impact a sporting career. Now experts with the AAP have are suggesting a number of new ways that both young athletes and their trainers can better protect their knees.
She may of not known it, but when your mother used to make you eat at all your greens at dinner, she may have been keeping you cancer-free. A new study has found that an extract from cruciferous vegetables - such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress - may help mitigate the effects of environmental carcinogens.
Rabies has always been seen as something of an enigma in the healthcare world. An uncommon disease, rabies has all but disappeared in developed worlds. However, its capacity to quickly and mercilessly kill its victims - even those treated with modern medicines - has made it seen as the deadliest disease in the known world. Now new data has revealed that it's not nearly as uncommon as thought, killing a stunning 160 people every single day.
Concerned parents might shy away from this at first, but researchers are now saying that if parents want to ensure that their child does not develop a peanut allergy, they should be feeding him or her products containing the infamous nuts from a very young age.
It's no secret that excessive alcohol drinking, or binge drinking, can have some lasting effects on the human body, even going as far as to inflict notable brain damage. Now a new study has revealed that a compound called thane-beta-sultam can reduce expected damage to the brain.
Past research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids may actually be effective at reducing a man's chances of developing prostate cancer. Now, a new study has determined that omega-3 alone is not the cancer preventer that experts hoped it was. Instead, the walnut may actually be the 'prostate protector,' but the reason for this remains unclear.
Cocoa extract may prevent or reduce damage to nerve pathways found in patients with Alzheimer's disease, slowing the progression of often inevitable and debilitating cognitive decline.
Researchers are claiming that they have determined how to reverse the onset of type 1 diabetes, successfully testing it in experimental animal trials.
For those at serious risk of developing type two diabetes, taking up periodic fasting may significantly reduce risks, researchers suggest.
Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines, according to the American Academy of Neurology's preliminary findings.