Health

Shedding new light on why some people develop cancer while others do not, a new study has found that a person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that do not code for proteins, previously dismissed as "junk DNA"....

A child born through cesarean procedure or C-section is no more likely to develop obesity than those born through vaginal delivery, new research has found. The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an association between C-section deliveries and offspring obesity but did not consider the...

Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the research from Universities of Birmingham and Warwick in the UK shows that women who have ...

A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case", it was reported on Friday. Audrey Schoeman, 34, developed severe hypothermia when she was caught in a ...

Researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health when they consumed all of their meals over a span of just 10 hours, or less over a period of 12 weeks. The study published in the journal cell Metabolism, reported a form of intermittent...

Researchers have found structural differences in the brains of children at high risk for depression due to parental depressive history. Depression is a common and debilitating mental health condition that typically arises during adolescence. While the causes of depression are complex, having a...

Asia has at least 10 ancestral lineages, whereas northern Europe has just one, says a study of global genetic comparison including genome sequence from 598 individuals belonging to 55 ethnic groups from India. The findings, published in the journal Nature, are from the first study of ...

About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients -- particularly those with severe symptoms -- depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic stress,...

Researchers have found that introducing peanuts and eggs to high-risk babies as early as three months could prevent them from developing allergies to those foods in later life. According to UK current guidelines, babies should be fed nothing but breastmilk...

Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that...