Umbilical cord stem cells offer clues to mechanism by which obesity and diabetes are passed to next generation.
South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has peaked.
Greater awareness of inflammatory back pain will lead to an increase in diagnosed prevalent cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) across the 7MM by 2024.
Researchers have found that augmenting a naturally occurring molecule in the body can help protect against obesity-related diseases by reducing inflammation in the fat tissues.
There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.
The adoption of these disposable NPWT devices will be primarily driven by their drastically reduced costs and expanding applications.
Scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth.
Staphylococcus aureus, also known as the dreaded Staph bacteria that can cause lethal infections, is commonly found in the human nose. The germ is also estimated to cause infections killing 18,000 people every year in the U.S. But the potentially deadly unwelcome guests are a product of environment, not genes – and can be pushed out by benign bacteria, according to an international study of twins.
South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.
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Approach could also help fight other microbiome-related diseases.
The hiatus was originally proposed in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, Fifth Assessment report.
Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.
Volunteers and crews scooped up the goo on the beach about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Officials didn't say how much of the sticky substance washed up.
Here's a look at what's happening in South Korea.
A new Northwestern Medicine study suggests that a protein called Oncostatin M (OSM) may compromise the airway’s epithelial barrier, a wall of cells that blocks pathogens, environmental factors and allergens from entering tissue and triggering the body’s immune system.
Result shows importance of patients & doctors balancing risks & benefits of drugs to lower A1C levels, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids.
Precision health takes a big-data approach to disease prevention and detection, focusing on the various factors that help maintain health throughout the life span.
Thirty-nine million people are blind across the world. An estimated 80 percent of those cases were preventable, through proper diagnosis and medical care – if it was available.
Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. Scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory.
A company in the Netherlands is working on a needle-free vaccine candidate for treating human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
According to sleep specialists talking on Alan Alda’s World Science Festival panel “What is Sleep?,” the last decade of research has revealed that the sleeping brain links current and past memories, re-rehearses and finesses activities tried during the day, and even secretes chemicals that make teens taller—among other things.
President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.