Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp...

Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’s

An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes...

Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least...

​Ibuprofen may block damage from fetal-alcohol exposure

An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests.Ibuprofen reduced neuroinflammation...

Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus

Manifestations of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection differ drastically. Sometimes they are catastrophic, most notably when they cause microcephaly in some babies born to infected...

New tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency department

A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients,...

Federal policy to reduce re-hospitalizations is linked to increased mortality rates

Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they...
Mapping reveals reactions differ in male and female brains during cardiovascular activity

Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity

Sexual activity is rarely associated with sudden cardiac arrest, a life-threatening malfunction of the heart's electrical system causing the heart to suddenly stop beating,...

Very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models....

Blue lighting is scientifically proven to help us relax faster than white lighting after...

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), in collaboration with the School for Special Education San Rafael (Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God,...