A study to be published by the Journal of Infection has found that dracunculiasis clearly appears for the first time in a 15th-century altarpiece on display at the Pinacoteca di Brera.
The paper, published in the journal Science, was authored by the same team that led a controversial study that said random DNA mutations are often to blame for cancer.
Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University found 'significant changes' in serotonin and dopamine transporters in the brains of participants in a seven-day Christian retreat.
No wonder many of us often feel emotionally confused. A brain region linked to fear has just been found to contain a potent brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior.
An indigenous tribe in South America has been found to have the best heart health ever studied, with most of its members never developing any coronary atherosclerosis.
A yellow fever epidemic sweeping through parts of Brazil has killed off thousands of howler monkeys, leaving a population of northern muriqui monkeys solitary in a near-silent forest.
Donkey-hide gelatin has no commercial value in Africa, but is highly sought after in China as an ingredient for traditional medicine to treat health problems such as anaemia.
New research finds that obese mice achieved similar health benefits from whole-body vibration machines as they did from traditional exercise.
The researchers derived a genetic measure that they call differential aging — the difference between an individual's apparent age and his or her actual age.
A group representing 435,000 US medical practitioners said climate change is having a negative impact on the health of Americans and called on policymakers for action.