It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic stem cell lines from human skin cells.
An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half. The Institute, which advises the federal government on medical issues, concluded that the studies have answered the question poorly. A panel of experts looked at studies showing the medical effects of eatin
Breast cancer patients who have lots of friends and social relationships tend to cope with the pain and other symptoms associated with the disease better than those who are more isolated, according to new research published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
An animal companion may not just warm your heart, but also help you maintain a healthy heart, according to the American Heart Association. "Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease," Dr. Glenn N. Levine, director of the cardiac care unit at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, said in a press release.
Flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of the unborn child developing bipolar disorder later in life, research suggests. A study of 814 expectant women, published in JAMA Psychiatry, showed that infection made bipolar four times more likely.
Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
The humanitarian organization Save the Children has released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. It says despite much progress being made in reducing maternal and child deaths, every year, three million babies die within the first month of life. Many just live a few hours.
Since Ancient times, tea has been touted to help with everything from headaches to depression. New studies continue to unlock the medicinal benefits of tea. Tea contains a small amount of natural fluoride, with mature leaves containing as much as 10 to 20 times the flouride levels of young leaves from the same plant. Fluoride is a chemical that can help prevent tooth decay.