A young scientist at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has received a prestigious grant to determine how best to grow gut microbes to fight disease and improve human health. That work could lead to a new industry of microbe ‘microbreweries’, he and his colleagues believe.
Study finds how best to grow gut microbes to improve human health
The incidence of colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years of age has increased in the United States since 1970.
More colorectal cancer cases being diagnosed in younger patients in US
Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms, Stanford study finds
Countries must work together to tackle global health risks, England's outgoing chief medical officer (CMO) has said.
UK medical chief calls for global health effort
Over the course of the last three decades, the opioid epidemic has cut a wide swath through American society, from the rural heartland to the largest cities, from suburban middle America to urban neighborhoods.
Staggering numbers of opioid epidemic in US
Type 2 diabetes affects over four million people in the UK and those numbers are growing every day. Lifestyle plays a huge role in developing the condition and with obesity at an all time high, a new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed app hopes to get Britons healthier and reduce their risk of developing the condition.
NHS app dedicated to weight loss could help prevent type 2 diabetes in UK
Mostly suffered by people above 40, cataracts is one of the most common types of eye disorders in the world.
Signs you might suffer from cataracts
A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease
A biologist at Louisiana State University conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of stress-related disorders.
Biologist leads pioneering study on stress
New research explains the potential benefit of an omega-6 fatty acid for heart health.
How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay

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