The cancer death rate declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop in cancer mortality ever reported.Read more
Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owner with companionship and emotional well-being. Now, a study suggests that being around ‘man’s best friend’ from an early age may have a health benefit as well lessening the chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult.Read more
Study reveals how measles infection reduces protection against other diseases.Read more
Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of Alzheimer’s patientsRead more
People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke..studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke.Read more
Researchers have identified alternate chemistry that could account for the various pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s diseaseRead more
New Artificial intelligence helps interpret medical images used to diagnose breast cancer that can be difficult for the human eye to classify more accuratelyRead more
By incorporating human cells into an engineered scaffolding, the eye-on-a-chip has many of the benefits of testing on living subjects, while minimizing risks and ethical concerns.Read more
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.Read more
Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren’t diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective.
But new research this week in PNAS suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate could enable much earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.