Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reprograms future of kidney health

University of Queensland researchers have reprogrammed adult kidney cells to act as stem cells to repair damaged kidneys.

Medications

India announces low-cost rotavirus vaccine (Update)

The Indian government announced Tuesday the development of a new low-cost vaccine proven effective against a diarrhea-causing virus that is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths across the developing world.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Diet, parental behavior, and preschool can boost children's IQ

Supplementing children's diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child's intelligence, according to a new report ...

Medical research

Giving birth: Upright positions shorten first-stage labor

Lying down during the early stages of childbirth may slow progress, according to a new systematic review. Cochrane Researchers found that the first stage of labour was significantly shorter for women who kneel, stand up, ...