Discovery Of New Brain Disorder May Transform Medicine

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:30

Researchers have identified a new genetic brain disorder, which could shed light on how to better understand and treat existing neurological disorders.

Genetics Increasingly Influential Over Body Mass Index As Children Grow

Why Curbing Childhood Obesity Gets Harder As Kids Age

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:00

In the interplay between nature and nurture, the influence of genetics on childhood body mass index grows by 50 percent from age 4 to 10.


What Neurotic People Lose When They Try Too Hard

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:03

Neurotics, who tend to avoid acting when confronted with both major and minor stressors, were found to simply dislike action more than non-neurotic people while also favoring social harmony more than others.

High-Fat Diet

High-Fat Diets May Cause Breast Cancer

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:23

Women who consume a diet high in saturated fat can increase their risk for certain types of breast cancer by up to 28 percent.

Mother's Vitamin D Levels Causes Toddler's Cavities

Toddler's Cavities May Be Thanks To Mother's Low Vitamin D

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:46

Researchers recommend that pregnant and nursing women take 4,000 to 5,000 standard IUs of vitamin D daily to protect their baby's dental health.

New Diagnostic Tool for Acute Respiratory Failure May Save Lives

The New Diagnostic Tool That May Save Lives After Surgery

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:38

A new diagnostic tool may help doctors identify patients most at risk of developing acute respiratory failure, also known as ARDS, a condition affecting 200,000 Americans every year.


Focus Isn't The Only Thing ADHD Robs From Students

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:37

For children with ADHD, a new study suggests that poor grades in school are not caused by distractions but rather by trouble with language expression and comprehension.


Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Inducing Labor Won't Give Your Child Autism

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:47

Use of the hormone oxytocin for inducing or augmenting labor does not lead to the development of an autism spectrum disorder, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Skin Cancer Rates

Skin Cancer Rates Are 5 Times Higher Than They Were 40 Years Ago

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:38

Skin cancer rates among people in the UK are now five times higher than what they were in 1975, claiming around 2,000 lives each year.

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Kids With IBS Are Developing Celiac Disease

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:00

Italian researchers have found children with irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely to develop celiac disease.


Could A Drug That Targets Fat Stop Colon Cancer In Its Tracks?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:40

Scientists have verified a connection between colorectal cancers and dietary fats by deleting a cellular structure in mice with colon cancer.


New Ebola Virus Cure May Be On The Horizon

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:20

A team of researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits infection of filoviruses in human cells and has been effective when used as a drug in rodents and monkeys.


Men With Chronic Inflammation Twice As Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:03

Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men, and according to 2014 predictions, approximately 233,000 new cases will develop. Chronic inflammation might be a leading factor in the development of the disease.

stem cell

Most Cases Of Invasive Bladder Cancer Come From A Single Cell Type

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:14

A single stem cell type may be the driving force behind invasive bladder cancer, a new study finds.