The CDC reported that Africa is very close to becoming a polio-free continent.
A new study reported that poor people have worse oral health than rich people.
Researchers have identified an estrogen receptor, previously shown to regulate blood pressure in women, also plays a significant role in regulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, according to a new study.
Every patient with pre-dialysis kidney disease should receive statins by current guidelines, reports a new study.
A UCSF team has launched SugarScience, an initiative that was created to provide the public with information on how added sugar can impact health.
A newly developed experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease has shown promising results, according to a new study.
US philanthropist Bill Gates announced he will donate $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, adding that the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.
An antibody abundant in mice and previously thought to offer poor assistance in fighting infection may actually play a key role in keeping immune responses in check, suggests a new study.
A new study found that when gut bacteria digest certain foods, it leads to the production of a metabolite that can increase risk of heart failure.
The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique illnesses causing them are increasing around the globe, a new study has found.
Sending out text reminders can effectively combat malaria, a new study reported.
A new study discovered that certain ethnic groups, such as South Asians and Blacks, have a greater risk of heart disease.
Psoriasis - a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin - and cardiovascular risk factors are more prevalent among patients with psoriasis compared to those patients without it, according to a new study.
In patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), increased cerebrospinal fluid levels of orexin, which helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, may lead to sleep deterioration, according to a new study. The condition also appears to be associated with cognitive decline.
A computerized surveillance system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illness to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks, according to a new study.
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.