Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said.
The percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to an all-time low, now representing just 17.8 percent of the population, a study released Tuesday found.
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) - the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease ...
Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder ...
Researchers in human genetics have known that long nucleotide repeats in DNA lead to instability of the genome and ultimately to human hereditary diseases such Freidreich's ataxia and Huntington's disease.
Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study.
(Medical Xpress)—A team of bio-researchers with members from across Europe has found evidence that suggests that grey matter development early in life tends to be the first to regress later in life—related ...
Together with a team at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, LMU researchers have developed a candidate vaccine directed against the avian flu virus H5N1 and have now carried out the first tests in humans.
A new video series produced and developed by Massey University researchers may save some of the 100 people each year that are affected by leptospirosis.
The ambitious MindCrowd project, which includes two UA researchers, aims to gather data from 1 million people across the globe.
More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain's devastating toll of 'lifestyle' diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics.
Queensland researchers have led an international effort to uncover the gene behind a young Brisbane boy's rare developmental condition, in a discovery his family hopes will pave the way for future treatments.
Experts said Monday regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficiencies in adults.
A high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published in open access journal BMC Medicine. This highlights the importance of hav ...
(HealthDay)—Sugar-sweetened beverage intake is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to research published online Nov. 11 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.