childbirth

Postpartum Depression More Prevalent Among Women Who Refuse The Epidural

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00

Women who received an epidural during labor showed a decreased risk of postpartum depression as compared to women who did not receive an epidural.

Black Men Age Quicker Than White Men

How You Age Depends On Your Race

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:22

Black people biologically age faster than white people, and it may be because of their obesity rates.

alcoholism

1 In Every 200 People Has Genetic Mutation Linked To Alcoholism, Schizophrenia

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:05

People with a GRM3 gene mutation are two to three times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence and nearly three times more likely to develop bipolar disorder.

Creativity

Dopamine Drugs Get Parkinson's Patients In Touch With Artsy Side

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:13

Drugs that increase the brain's production of dopamine make Parkinson's disease patients more creative.

Neurons

New Alzheimer’s Drugs May Target Enzyme That Clogs Cellular Garbage System

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:41

A new study suggests unclogging the body's protein disposal system could help Alzheimer's patients improve their memory.

autism

If Autism Is Mostly Genetic, Why Is The Number Of Cases Increasing?

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:07

Environmental factors are thought to build upon underlying genetic variations, leading to small but incremental changes that produce disorder.

autism

Medicine Used For Acne Could Correct Abnormal Down Syndrome Cells

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:23

Scientists found that targeted therapy using an inexpensive antibiotic could reverse abnormalities in the neurons leading to Down syndrome.

Neurons

Doctors Unravel The Placebo Effect Of Fake Parkinson's Disease Treatment

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:00

Some patients with Parkinson's disease respond to treatments they aren't actually given. Doctors are trying to understand why.

cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis May Be 2 Diseases, Not Just One

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:15

Researchers believe cystic fibrosis should be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all.

allergy

How Far Do Restaurants Really Go To Honor Dietary Restrictions?

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:30

Not all restaurants are equal in their efforts to accommodate customers' food allergies and dietary restrictions.

male breast cancer

Male Breast Cancer Doesn’t Get The Attention It Needs

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:45

Male breast cancer is 100 times less common than female breast cancer, but it’s important enough for the FDA to begin recruiting more volunteers for research opportunities.

keith williams

This Toddler’s Quick Actions Saved An Elderly Man Trapped In Hot Car [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:41

A 3-year-old saved a sickly older man locked in a hot car by recognizing the man was in trouble and immediately running off to find someone who could help.

cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy Begins In The Family

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:30

Twins show 15 times the risk for cerebral palsy if another has it, while first cousins have only 1.5 times the risk.

Acupunture May Relieve Hot Flash Symptoms For Menopausal Women

Hot Flashes? Acupuncture May Help You Cool Down

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:59

Acupuncture has been shown to relieve hot flash symptoms of menopause for the first time.

Brain Cancer

One Protein That's Good For Brain Health — And Brain Cancer

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:00

Someday, scientists could wield a protein to keep healthy neurons alive and block it to keep brain cancer cells at bay.

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