Ebola virus infects reproductive organs in monkeys

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of the ovary from a nonhuman primate...

Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Eyes yield information about strokes: MRI scans revealed that a chemical called gadolinium, used to improve images,...

Star-like cells may help the brain tune breathing rhythms

A fresh look at the brain and breathing: NIH study in rats shows that star-shaped brain cells, called...

Delivering Better Value From Health Spending in PNG

Papua New Guinea is spending more on public health as a share of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) relative to comparator countries, yet health outcomes compare unfavorably, indicating the potential to improve the efficiency of the country’s health...

Compound prevents neurological damage, shows cognitive benefits in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

The supplement nicotinamide riboside (NR) – a form of vitamin B3 – prevented neurological damage and improved cognitive and physical function in a new mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the study, conducted by researchers at the...

Asthma attacks declining among U.S. children

Children with asthma in the U.S. are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and visits to the hospital, according to a new Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in U.S. communities

A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 to 5 percent in community samples. The new...

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP).

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services

A patient being prepared for cobalt therapy at a hospital in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Induced labor after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce need for C section

Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to have a cesarean delivery, compared to a similar group who were not electively induced at 39 weeks, according to a study funded by the National...