Next to a dime for perspective, this small wire device is designed to hold open a surgically created hole in the heart of diastolic heart failure patients. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Results presented today at the American...
Eating nuts may reduce the risk of heart disease. Credit: © rufar / Fotolia People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who...
Researchers discover that the genes active in a person’s belly fat are significantly different from those in his or her thigh fat, a finding that could shift the way we approach unwanted belly fat—from banishing it to relocating it. Credit:...
This is Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, assistant professor in the UB School of Nursing. Credit: University at Buffalo For years, research has shown that female Somali Bantu refugees may be hesitant to use hormonal birth control and other methods of family planning. ...
Doctor holding an IUD birth control. (Stock image) Credit: © JPC-PROD / Fotolia Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide. A new study...
The large Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 to 2015 was devastating to the people in West Africa and beyond. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years...
Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic. Researchers...
Excessive crying in babies is an issue for up to one in five families, causing pain for the baby and stress for the parents. Credit: © lisalucia / Fotolia Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic...
These findings are notable because they diverge from the predominant narrative in divorce literature, which suggests that the offspring of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced themselves because they see their parents struggling to manage conflict or...
Bacterial cells (stock illustration). Credit: © phonlamaiphoto / Fotolia Leading hospital "superbugs," known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years -- about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well before the...
A very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models, report scientists. Credit: © Denis Pepin / Fotolia In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type...