Researchers say estimates of how strongly diseases and traits share genetic signals could be over-inflated. Instead, they suggest, mating patterns may help explain the biological relationship between traits.
A sense of purpose may have health-protective benefits including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline associated with aging.
During mid-to-late life, getting less than five hours of sleep a night increases the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Smaller life expectancy deficits associated with the COVID-19 pandemic were found in countries with more fully vaccinated people, researchers report.
Detailed knowledge of probabilities can make dangerous risks seem far less risky, a new study reports.
New machine learning models assess the connection between hundreds of clinical variables, including doctor visits and health records for seemingly unconnected conditions, to predict the likelihood of ASD in young children.
A new meta-analysis focuses on what we know, and what we don't know about what's good and bad for our health.
Oxytocin, a hormone connected with bonding and love, could help to heal damage following a heart attack. Researchers found oxytocin stimulates stem cells from the heart's outer layer and migrates into the middle layer where it develops into muscle cells that generate heart contractions. This could be used to promote the regeneration of heart cells following a heart attack.
Researchers have designed a new model of life expectancy that's based less on disease diagnosis, and more on other factors including cholesterol levels and lifestyle.
2-3% of patients with Monkeypox experience seizures and encephalitis, a new study reports. Researchers say almost half of people with Monkeypox infection also report mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, and other neurological symptoms like headaches as a result of the infection.