Neuroscience

Researchers identify protein associated with sporadic ALS

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have uncovered new evidence suggesting that the SOD1 gene, which is implicated in 20 percent of inherited cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hypnosis can relieve symptoms in children with respiratory diseases

Hypnosis has potential therapeutic value in children with respiratory disorders for alleviating symptoms such as habit cough or unexplained sensations of difficulty breathing and for lessening a child's discomfort during ...

Health

Combat wounds not the leading cause of evacuations

(AP) -- American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely to be medically evacuated for health problems such as a bad back than for combat injuries, a new study says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fear of anxiety linked to depression in above-average worriers

Anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of feeling anxious, may put people who are already above-average worriers at risk for depression, according to Penn State researchers. Understanding how sensitivity to anxiety is a risk factor ...

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