As people age, many experience difficulties sleeping. But a new study suggests that it’s actually our sleeplessness that’s aging us.
Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time.
New study examines the role of a brain area called the anterior superior temporal sulcus (aSTS) in forgiving those who make unintentional mistakes.
Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist presents the findings of the largest national survey to date focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.
As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study.
Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation.
Scientists say findings underline significance of lowering risk factors for heart disease such as smoking and drinking.
In the research, a potent combination of technologies was able to regenerate the skull bone with supporting blood vessels in just the discrete area needed without developing scar tissue.
Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure, including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood.
Gentle sound stimulation, such as the rush of a waterfall, synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and tripled their ability to recall words.
This condition affects the sex drive of millions of women.
According to data in the report, eight women died in childbirth in 2016, less than the eleven who died in 2015, the total number of births in the country, which was down from 48,926 in 2015 to 47,049 in 2016
Chronic pain affects millions of people in the United States, and it can severely interfere with everyday functioning. However, recent research suggests a new treatment strategy for the condition: shared reading.
Researchers examined the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue.
Social isolation is a growing public health concern. In recent years, research has linked social isolation to an increased risk of mortality, and a new study investigates the impact of social media use on perceived social isolation.
A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study.
The impact of climate change is not just bad weather, melting polar ice caps, and increases in sea level that may occur at some distant time in the future, rather, it is clear that the environmental consequences of climate change are killing humans right now.
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030, and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new research.
New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental illness.
Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms.
If you want to get the most from each and every workout, you need to prioritize post-workout recovery. Heed these eight tips to maximize recovery, stay on top of your game, and ensure maximum gains.
Challenge-based intervention may be effective in reducing the severity of autism symptoms.
Does the baby's sex influence the mother's immune system? A new study investigates the link between fetal sex and the mother's immune response to illness.
New research finds that dopamine is involved in human bonding.
A mother contemplates how she does her food shopping amid shortages and high inflation in Venezuela: Whatever is cheapest in the season is what her children eat, substituting one thing for another and in much smaller portions than before.
New research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.
Work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.
How much time do you spend browsing "status updates" or friends' pictures on Facebook? According to a new study, it is likely more than you think.
In a study, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.
A new article shows increased rates of deaths worldwide from prescription opioids as high as 550 percent depending on country and time-period.
When we eat may be important to consider, in addition to what we eat.
New research may have found a way to inhibit preterm labor by using a synthetic substance derived from ants, which looks and behaves a lot like oxytocin.
Chemical recalibration of brain cells during sleep is crucial for learning, and sleeping pills may sabotage it.
Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.
Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.
King's College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain.
Tobacco epidemic disproportionately affect low and middle-income countries, where more than 80% of the world’s smokers now live
Rising number of middle-aged women are ‘battling anorexia and bulimia’, new figures warn.