The drug, currently designated "NS1-189," is already going through a clinical trial for depression treatment. But during studies on animal subjects, researchers saw how the drug seemed to stimulate the growth of brain cells.
About half of Americans above the age of 40 believe a vast majority of people will require long-term care as they age, however only about a quarter of those same individuals show acknowledgement they may need it for themselves.
The death of a Los Angeles resident infected with meningitis is not related to other cases of the illness that have been reported across the country, Los Angeles County Health officials say.
Binge drinking among college students poses some serious, long-lasting health risks-according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The cosmetic surgery industry is not doing enough to protect patients, a group of independent experts in Britain said in a report released Wednesday.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible were already on probation for the lack of medical attention their 2-year-old son received in 2009, leading to his death. Now, tragedy has struck again as their 8-month-old son Brandon died last week after also not receiving proper medical care.
A team of scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center have discovered a positive correlation between cancer rates and exposure to World Trade Center debris
The report card found more than 131.8 million people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Nearly 24.8 million people, live in counties that have unhealthy levels of ozone, short-term and also year-round particle pollution.
Ground beef, representing 336 outbreaks and over 3,800 cases of illness, and chicken, linked to 452 outbreaks and just under 6,900 cases of illness, were not only connected to the largest numbers of cases, but the most severe cases of illness as well.
The research found cancer rates the highest in those highly-exposed responders trapped in the dust cloud that resulted when the World Trade Center towers collapsed or who worked a significant number of days at the WTC site, otherwise known as Ground Zero.
A man from Utah has a Mickey D's hamburger that you'll probably not want to eat. David Whipple first purchased the burger from McDonald's in 1999 and has kept it ever since. However, it's even more fascinating that the burger looks like he may have just brought it.
Called "medical repatriation," the patients are placed on chartered international flights paid for by the hospitals. The federal government claims it's not involved in the deportation. Meanwhile, at least 600 immigrants have been deported over a five year period.
In a shocking discovery that has come to light just this month, the state of Nevada's primary psychiatric hospital has been accused of gross negligence in its handling of mentally ill patients. Apparently, Nevada has been unloading its responsibilities on all the other states."Assuming the reports are true, Nevada's practice of psychiatric patient dumping is shockingly inhumane and illegal," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said.
The classic video game Tetris may help treat adults with amblyopia, also known as lazy eye-a new study published in the journal Current Biology reveals.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a new proposal that would raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes in the city from 18 to 21.