| Oct 21, 2013
Time: A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) suggests sleep is necessary for the brain to get rid of waste. The study, published in the journal Science, also reveals that the brain’s cells shrivel up......
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Part of an ongoing series on health claims.
Claim: Tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia, according to CherryPharm, which produces a tart cherry juice product called CheriBundi.
Reality: The idea that cherry juice can help promote...
| Mar 4, 2011
The dimension in question is not penis or testicle size, but a measurement known as anogenital distance, or AGD.
Men whose AGD is shorter than the median length -- around 2 inches (52 mm) -- have seven times the chance of being sub-fertile as those...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers with postpartum depression are more likely to be in a violent relationship than moms without depression, and new mothers in abusive relationships are more likely to suffer postpartum depression, according to a new...
| Jan 11, 2010
As a registered dietitian, Sharon Salomon of Phoenix teaches clients how to eat right and lose weight. But despite her expertise, Salomon says there's just one word to describe her own physique: "fat."
To some, Salomon's 5-foot-2-inch, 170-pound body...
| Apr 15, 2009
A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing homes, researchers said Tuesday.
In preliminary studies, 93% of 145 patients who had unhealed bone...
| Aug 10, 2010
Dangerous infections caused by the bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, appear to be declining in healthcare settings across the nation, the federal government reported Tuesday.
An analysis conducted by the Centers for...
| Nov 15, 2009
Boys born to mothers who have above-normal levels of the controversial chemicals known as phthalates in their urine are less likely to exhibit masculine behavior, a new study has found. Phthalates, which block the activity of male hormones such as......
| Dec 18, 2009
Many people refer to something called chemo-brain that occurs while on chemotherapy. The medications, while attacking cancer cells, also seem to affect cognitive function. A new study depicts what happens in the brain from these potent drugs and...
| Feb 8, 2010
An experimental drug call latrepirdine has produced a small improvement in the mental abilities of some patients with Huntington's disease, a finding that sets the stage for a larger clinical trial. Although the improvement was modest, the study marks...