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Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children's risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so.<p>In the United States, 1 in 3 …

Diabetes

Sperm morphology: Tests and results

Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of individual sperm. It is one of, but by no means the only, contributing factor to male</b> …

Biology

White matter: The brain's flexible but underrated superhighway

Historically, gray matter was typically considered the brain's organ grinder, and white matter was just the monkey. But in recent years, it has …

The Brain

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Do you get the midnight munchies? If so, new research suggests you might want to take extra care when sunbathing: eating late at night could make …

Skin Care

Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in practice, researchers face …

Diabetes

Allergy wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

People affected by allergies may experience a whistling sound when they breathe, called wheezing. But why do allergies cause wheezing and what …

Medicine

Does laser therapy for knee pain work?

Laser therapy is an alternative treatment for some types of pain, such as that often associated with the knee. Research on laser therapy is …

Pain

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in cannabis, is linked to changes in how oxygen "travels" through the brain. This may correlate with …

Cannabis

Brain's 'fear hub' generates neurons in adulthood

New research finds, for the first time, that the amygdala - which is also known as the brain's 'fear hub' - can generate new cells in adulthood. The …

Neuroscience

Right ventricular hypertrophy: Causes and complications

Right ventricular hypertrophy is a heart disorder characterized by thickening of the walls of the right ventricle. It can be caused by excessive …

Medicine

Cutaneous horn: Pictures, causes, and treatment

Developing a growth on the skin, such as a cutaneous horn, can be a cause for concern.<p>While around 60 percent of cutaneous horns are benign, the …

Cancer

Cutaneous horn: Appearance, causes, and treatment

Developing a growth on the skin, such as a cutaneous horn, can be a cause for concern.<p>While around 60 percent of cutaneous horns are benign, the …

Cancer

Alzheimer's: Low serotonin levels may drive development

Could Alzheimer's disease be caused by low levels of serotonin, the brain chemical known to affect mood and sleep? New research investigates.<p>It is …

Neuroscience

How do broken bones heal?

A fall, followed by a crack - many people are no stranger to this. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem …

Medicine

'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease

A new study suggests that overweight and obese people who have been deemed otherwise healthy are actually at an increased risk of developing coronary …

Diabetes

Cannabis for pain and PTSD 'lacks high-quality evidence'

There is not enough high-quality scientific evidence to support the use of cannabis as an effective and safe treatment for chronic pain or …

Pain

Henoch-Schönlein purpura: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Henoch-Schönlein purpura is an inflammation of small blood vessels that causes them to leak, resulting in a rash.<p>While Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) …

Medicine

Do probiotics for eczema work?

Eczema is a common skin condition where a person's skin develops dry, red scales that can be very itchy. Some people with eczema use probiotics to …

Microbiome

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

A new study on a large population sample has concluded that heavy drinking can have disastrous health effects, whereas light to moderate alcohol …

Research

Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Azotemia is a build up of nitrogen waste products in the blood.<p>It is usually the result of problems in the kidney that prevent it from filtering the …

Medicine

Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline

Could early life physical exercise protect against age-related cognitive decline by creating a so-called cognitive reserve? A study in rodents …

The Brain

Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Scientists have uncovered a variety of genetic mutations that, in combination, can fuel the development of glioblastoma, which is an aggressive, …

Cancer

Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

The term choledocholithiasis refers to a condition when a gallstone or gallstones become lodged within any duct of the bile system. The ducts …

Medicine

Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have managed to grow hair starting from stem cells, uncovering key …

Biology

Specialized stem cells may rejuvenate aged hearts

New research suggests that youthful heart stem cells may be able to rejuvenate an aging heart and perhaps even reverse other signs of …

Longevity

Smoker's cough: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

People who smoke often develop a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that enter the airways and lungs through tobacco …

Medical Research

Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises

Dorsiflexion is the action of raising the foot upwards towards the shin. It means the flexion of the foot in the dorsal, or upward, direction.<p>People …

Exercise

Spondylolisthesis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Spondylolisthesis occurs when one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of position.<p>Usually, this vertebra has slid forward over the vertebra …

Pain

E-cigarettes: How safe are they for cardiovascular health?

More and more people turn to e-cigarettes thinking that they are a safe alternative to conventional tobacco-based cigarettes. But are they really? A …

Health

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders during pregnancy, …

Pregnancy