Food/DietWhy do we consume junk food?
According to a new study, people who do not have enough sleep are more likely to eat junk food.
Researchers found that when people with normal weight looked at unhealthy food during a period of sleep restriction, the reward centers in their...
Pregnancy/ChildTwins should be born at 37 weeks, researchers recommend
Women pregnant with twins should give birth at 37 weeks to avoid serious complications, according to researchers.
They studied 235 women and found out that babies born to women in the early birth group (37 weeks) were less likely to be sma...
MedicationAffordable and effective treatment of HIV
International researchers reported that an anti-AIDS treatment regimen that includes the drug nevirapine was as effective as a treatment regimen with the more expensive drugs.
The clinical trial involved 500 HIV-infected African women who ...
ObesityHow to shed weight?
A new study revealed that minimizing fat and doing more exercise are the simplest and easy ways to slimming.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Boston surveyed 4,000 obese adults. As a result, those who followed the common sense advic...
Heart/LungsInequalities in deaths from heart disease in England
According to researchers, there is a dramatic fall in death rates connected with coronary heart disease in England because of improved treatment for this condition. But improvements in major risk factors are different in richer and poorer people....
CancerPromising news for people with advanced basal cell carcinoma
According to results from the pivotal Phase II ERIVANCE BCC trial, taking vismodegib once a day may be effective for up to 2,000 people suffering from advanced basal cell carcinoma (aBCC) in the UK.
BCC is the most common type of skin canc...
DiabetesYoung Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes
A new study showed an increase in type 1 diabetes (T1D) among young people in the United States. The prevalence of T1D in people under age 20 rose by 23% between 2001 and 2009.
The study that involved more than 20,000 participants also foun...
Mental HealthStress in childhood affects brain development
According to researchers, stress may affect brain development in children, altering growth of a specific piece of the brain and abilities connected with it.
Children who had more intense and lasting stressful events in their lives showed w...
Older PeopleSomething new about Alzheimer's Disease
According to a new study, Alzheimer's disease spreads from one part of the brain to another like an infection. This discovery could aid the development of new treatments to slow its progress.
The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) s...
OtherWhat causes childhood headaches?
Italian researchers reported that stress factors were responsible for headaches and migraines in children.
Nowadays, every other child is familiar with the painful condition. In teens between 11 and 18 years of age, migraine affects 7% of b...