Earthquake-like brain-wave bursts found to be essential for healthy sleep

by Public Library of Science New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and for maintaining healthy...

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

by Cornell University New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates...

Cold water poured on scientific studies based on ‘statistical cult’

By Liam Mannix -  Daily Life -  Brisbane Times Much of what we do is based on what science says is good for us. Take, for example, the ways we ease our sore muscles after...

A potential new way to diagnose male infertility and pharmaceutical treatment options

by Washington State University It can take a year or longer of trial and error for a doctor to determine if a man is infertile but new research by Michael Skinner, a Washington State University reproductive...

Study finds ‘hyperhotspots’ that could predict skin cancer risk

by Yale University New research by Yale University scientists reports the discovery of "hyperhotspots" in the human genome, locations that are up to 170-times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight compared to the genome...

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids’ Health

By Jeffrey Kluger  - Time Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in...

WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

By Fabrice COFFRINI - Japan Today GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a "critical step" towards its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most...

The vegan revolution: why the latest ‘meat’ is made entirely from thin air

A US startup claims it can convert CO2 into nutrients. Could innovations such as this and 3D-printed steaks provide a sustainable food future? Hannah Devlin -  The Guardian Air Protein hopes to launch a food product...

Driver found for more deadly prostate cancer

by Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly,...

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

by European Society of Cardiology Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels...

Do you feel like you’re living on autopilot?

Feeling disconnected from reality, known as depersonalisation disorder, can be your mind's way of coping with stress and anxiety. By Claire Chamberlain Do you ever feel like you are suddenly outside of yourself, as if you are living...

How to treat head lice and nits at home

Everything you need to know about detecting and treating head lice. By Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) You can get an itchy head just thinking about head lice! While they’re notoriously common in school children, anyone can be affected...

Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say

By Kate Kelland- Japan Today LONDON Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on...

‘Supertaster’ gene to blame for eating less veggies, research shows

DAILY SABAH Do you usually have a hard time stomaching some vegetables? Would you even not touch your tongue to them? Well you are not alone, and your seemingly unhealthy eating habits may have a...

US Teen Undergoes Double Lung Transplant After Damage From Vaping

The Michigan boy was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Detroit on September 5 with what appeared to be pneumonia and was intubated a week later as his ability to breathe worsened, doctors at...

Six ways to avoid getting an injury while running

Laura Hill   - Daily Life Nothing gets in the way of a good run like pain. So what stops some runners in their tracks? An annual AusPlay survey found that more than 3.3 million ran during...

Pneumonia Epidemic World’s Deadliest Child Killer: Health Agencies

The disease is preventable but still kills more children -- 800,000 under the age of five last year -- than any other infection, they said in a statement to mark World Pneumonia Day. Agence...

Opioids won’t help arthritis patients long-term: study

by Amy Norton, Healthday Reporter In an analysis of 23 clinical trials, researchers found that, on average, opioid medications were somewhat effective at easing pain in patients with osteoarthritis. That's the common form of arthritis...

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age

by University of California, San Francisco The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF)—one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke—decreases with age, as the risk of...

Recurrent UTI: causes, treatment and prevention

Feel the burn when you pee – and nothing seems to help? Read on for our expert advice on how to deal with persistent and recurrent UTIs. By Dr Rini Chakrabarti (Mbchb, Bsc, RCGP, RACGP, Aesthetics) and Medically...