A new study found that regular consumption of probiotics, or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure.
Language traits analyzed in the study -- vocabulary, combining words and grammar -- were significantly heritable
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.
It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? Even though genetic manipulations can, in fact, alter some cellular dynamics, little is known about the mechanisms of the aging process in living organisms.
In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban.
Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.
First telemetric readings in infant rat brain recorded as mother nests, nurses, and grooms pups
Good news for an aging population: Rates declined for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and mortality in both men and women 65 years and older, reports The American Journal of Medicine
An Ohio father asked the online community on Reddit to help him remember his newborn daughter without the tubes she was dependent on for the six weeks they spent together, ABC News reported Tuesday.
People with higher job status may be more willing to compromise privacy for security reasons and also be more determined to carry out those decisions, according to researchers.
Political ideology, education levels affect when people search for climate information
A report in a respected pediatrics journal said an iPad was the cause of a strange and unexplained rash in an 11-year-old boy.
Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. The study examined the relationship between FOS use during the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and indicators of cognitive decline. The findings are published online in advance of print in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Study estimates daily effect could add up to nearly 11 pounds in a year
Federal officials announced Thursday that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, has detectable levels of the virus.
Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.
Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.
It's already common knowledge that obesity can cut life short by causing strokes, but a new study quantifies the toll: the most extreme cases cut a person's lifespan more than cigarettes.
A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. The findings, published in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry, may help improve interventions designed to address the oral health of individuals in this population.
Yes, Virginia, there is greed. Greedy managers. Corporate greed. Greedy behavior. In fact, a web database search shows you can find such phrases in the business press over 18,000 times, confirming the subject's popularity in everyday media. But you need not fear greed, Virginia, because believe it or not, you can moderate it.
A quick thinking Canadian woman may have saved her own life by recording her stroke with her smartphone, CBC News reported.
We already know haters are predisposed to be that way. Now we see they also spend a lot of time at fewer activities than their non-hater counterparts. But in a twist of irony, that grumpy person at work may actually be pretty good at their job since they spend so much time on fewer activities, thereby giving them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific tasks. It's all covered in a new study published in the journal Social Psychology.
Ancient levee system set stage for massive, dynasty-toppling floods
For the past twenty years, there has been a steady increase of the number of induced labors in the United States. Now, that is all changing in recent years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.