Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI, and of these, 275,000 are hospitalized. Anxiety disorders (such as depression) rank right up there...
Researchers led by Drs. Sarah Medland, Margie Wright, Nick Martin and Paul Thompson of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia discovered five new genetic variants that influenced the volumes of the putamen and caudate nucleus. They also found stronger...
The chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on race and ethnicity, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection. It suggests that to be effective, HIV prevention efforts must first support our mental...
Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors, and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes.
Scientists have engineered a new way to genetically modify organisms so they're less likely to spread uncontrollably in the wild and wreak havoc. By creating bacteria that require molecules not found in nature to survive, the scientists...
The microbiome is the community of microbes that live in and on the human body, and studies had suggested that it shapes health and even behavior. The goal of this article was to find out what bacteria inhabit intestines, the most microbe-packed part of the body.
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