Listening to happy music could boost creativity, study shows

Does this prove the 'Mozart Effect'? By Jenny Cook Students who spent the early summer months poring over revision notes or drafting essays will understand the frustration induced by drawing a 'creative blank' – but new...

New compounds defeat multi-drug resistant cancer cells

Many cancer deaths occur because cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs, prompting a field of research bent on overcoming this treatment barrier. An important step forward took place recently when researchers showed a...

National Cancer Survivor Day 2014: A Reminder That Life After Cancer Can Be Healthy,...

June 1 is the 27th annual National Cancer Survivor Day, established as a reminder that quality of life after cancer is better than ever before. There is life after a cancer diagnosis, and it's something to...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine, Designed Specifically For African Children, Submitted For Review

GlaxoSmithKline announced on Thursday it is applying to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of its new malaria vaccine candidate, called RTS,S. Specifically created for children in Africa, the vaccine will be evaluated...

The largest global scientific conference in the field of cosmetic surgery will be held...

Breast implants surgeries will be revealed for the first time in the region DUBAI—The international Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is set to gather in Dubai, United Arab Emirates some of the world’s most...

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

By Alice Park | Photographs by Zachary Zavislak for TIME When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance,...

Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken: CDC

One person has died and 16 others sickened in a four-state salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken, U.S. health officials say. Cases have been reported in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Eight people have...

Keeping fit can protect thousands from cancer

A HEALTHY lifestyle could prevent 12,000 cancer cases every year, researchers say. The largest study of its kind has found that being overweight or obese is directly responsible for thousands of people in Britain being...

Pregnancy / Obstetrics Depression Psychology / Psychiatry Autism Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to autism

A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, finds a link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism in offspring. The risk factors for autismspectrum disorder (ASD) are complex, poorly understood and potentially great...

Ovarian cancer: Immunotherapy may overcome chemotherapy resistance

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed when it is at an advanced stage, so chemotherapy is a key part of treatment. However, the cancer eventually develops resistance to chemotherapy - a major reason for its...

Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban

Debate among health experts switches to regulation of cannabis as drug policy in US, Uruguay and Spain flouts UN conventions Sarah Boseley, health editor Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of...

New head-scanning ultrasound technology could help diagnose brain injuries

Patients' lives could be saved or improved by new technology that enables medics to scan for bleeding in the brain using ultrasound. Software being developed by the University of Aberdeen and funded by the Defence...

4 ways to make thin hair look instantly fuller and thicker

According to a celebrity stylist By Jenny Cook Although the subject of baldness is often reserved only for men, it is thought that as many as one in five UK women are currently experiencing some form of hair loss or thinning. Many people...

Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory, says study

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40 per cent of people had a first memory which is fictional. Current research indicates that people's earliest memories date...

A Truly Astonishing Number Of Women Never Have Morning Sex

Prepare to be shook. By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In my opinion there are two types of morning people: Those who are all "no talkie before coffee" and those who are ready to go at the crack of dawn....

Antibody-based therapy shows promise against stomach cancer

By HealthDay News An experimental therapy based on immune-system antibodies is helping some people with advanced stomach cancer live longer, a new study finds. The phase 2 clinical trial, involving 161 patients, focused on an antibody...

Is there a universal hierarchy of human senses?

Research at the University of York has shown that the accepted hierarchy of human senses—sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell—is not universally true across all cultures. Researchers found that rather than being able to predict...

‘Only drink water when thirsty,’ study suggests

Popular notion holds that eight glasses of water is the optimal amount to drink each day, but many people find this hard to achieve. Now, a new study may shed light on why, after...

Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease

The risk of periodontal disease may be increased with long-term marijuana use, suggests a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. However, the study found no link between long-term use of the drug and greater risk of...

Infertility: all sex and no play

By Jennifer van der Kwast Years ago, before having a baby was ever even a notion, I'd read a phrase I'm about 80 per cent certain I can quote verbatim: Having sex with someone you...