Booting your children outside to play can not only boost their physical fitness - it can cut the chances of their developing shortsightedness, researchers say.
In what's described as the largest ever study on the cancer risk of cellphones, Danish researchers have found no link between phone use and brain tumors.
The rate of antidepressant use in the United States skyrocketed by nearly 400% over the past decade - with 11% of Americans aged 12 and over taking antidepressant medication.
The millions of dollars pumped into malaria research by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have paid off: the team's developed a vaccine that halves the risk of the disease in young children - its most frequent victims.
So-called 'educational' television programs for the under-twos are useless, say researchers, and children younger than this should have as little screen time of any sort as possible.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have discovered a link between low birth weight and children diagnosed with autism.
There's a pleasant pub in London's Soho called the John Snow - and right outside stands the defunct water pump which Snow shut off when he realized that its water was giving the local residents cholera.
An international team of scientists has sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, extracted from skeletons more than 700 years old.
An international team of scientists has concluded that the effects of a gene typically associated with heart disease can actually be mitigated by "generous amounts" of fruit and raw vegetables.
Scientists at at Northwestern University say they believe they've found a way to turn off potentially life-threatening food allergies.
A researcher has developed a heart monitoring smartphone app that he says is as accurate as standard medical monitors now in clinical use.
Scientists have for the first time derived embryonic stem cells from individual patients, raising the possibility of personalised genetic treatments.
Two monkeys have been taught to use brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.
New research raises the scary prospect that Alzheimer's could be transmissible in a similar way to infectious prion diseases.
Doctors have confirmed a significant increase in the rate of head, neck and throat cancers linked to HPV - in men.