Recent studies of smoking cessation medications find that certain drugs are successful at inhibiting brain pathways that enhance feelings of reward and emotion, which smoking activates.
C. Difficile Bacteria, Difficult Indeed
Children admitted to hospitals across the country are becoming increasingly exposed to a bacteria that can cause severe and even fatal gastrointestinal infections.
Don't Get Burned
For children under four years of age, scalds are the primary cause of burn injury. Five thousand US children are sent to hospital emergency rooms each year for scald injuries from hot tap water or bath water.
When severely ill patients are admitted to medical intensive care units, their families have to make difficult decisions.
Seeing is Believing
Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and four collaborating institutions have identified an unexpected biological pathway that may contribute to glaucoma.
HPV Vaccination May be Your Best Shot
To ring in Cervical Health Awareness Month, let's start with a rather startling statistic: Did you know cervical cancer ranks as the third most common cancer in women worldwide?
Timing is Everything
There may be no greater boon to combating cancer than diagnosing the disease in its earliest and most treatable stages. Exciting new technologies that detect cancer in faster, smarter ways are making sure that happens.
War's Effects on the Brain
Soldiers returning from combat experience more complications due to PTSD than concussions, a recent study finds.
A Healthy Baby New Year
For most women, finding out they are pregnant is a joyous occasion, full of hope and happiness. But along with that happiness can also be stress and worry, hoping that the baby growing inside of them will be delivered healthy and without complications. There are many questions to answer and much information to gather...what vitamins to take? What should she eat? Should she continue to take her prescribed medication? To help answer these questions for all expectant mothers and women thinking about having a baby, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) wants everyone to kno...
Nearly a decade's worth of studies on a "depression gene" have been examined by the University of Michigan and their findings point to a definite genetic link to depression and anxiety.