Physical & mental health issues, hearing problems, and poor diet, exercise and sleep all associated with lack of companionship & feeling isolated
Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era.
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least for males, scientists report.
The research furthers the understanding of chronic smoking's detrimental effects on spatial and color vision
Dr. Rainu Kaushal and colleagues analyze much needed solutions for reduction in high healthcare utilization among high-need, high-risk patients
Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Oliver dismantles the lingering doubts among parents about whether vaccines could cause autism. (They can't.)
Teen pregnancies are down dramatically since 1988. A new study shows that today's teens are more responsible about sex than decades past.
Proponents of vegetarian eating tout their diet as more earth-friendly, but they aren't always right.
A recent study made on frogs from Southern India revealed that their mucus can be a potential treatment for influenza. The latest study has been published in the journal Immunity.
There has been a lower risk of heart disease right after the restriction of trans fats in restaurants and fast-food chains in New York. The recent study indicates that trans fats in food can cause heart attack and stroke.
Fair Isle is a remote island in Scotland and is badly in need of a nurse. The long time nurse for the island, Elena-Mera Long will be leaving for Romania at the end of the month.
The medical marijuana license in Ohio can already be applied with fees. The fees for the license are much higher than the program cost.
A recent large-scale study reveals that individuals with autoimmune conditions have higher risks of developing dementia later in life.
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is still investigating the case. Neither the dentist nor the anesthesiologist that were involved has been disciplined by the state medical or dental boards.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.