Little kids’ regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obes..

Few studies consider hearing loss when assessing communication with physicians

Doctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect this inte..

Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women

Credit: University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. - Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the ..

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

Credit: Ken Catania A quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the limits of physiology. Kenneth Catania of Vand..

Could genetics influence what we like to eat?

Credit: By Adriano Kitani Chicago (April 22, 2017) - Have you ever wondered why you keep eating certain foods, even if you know they are not good for you? Gene variants that affect the way our brain..

Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

Credit: Dan Salkeld Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to humans. But improved human health is not among those ben..

New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibiotic

Vienna, Austria: New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most..

An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex

Credit: Dara Orbach, Dalhousie University Earth's creatures outwardly display an astonishing diversity of genitalia and mating behavior, but the intricate details of how genitalia interact dur..

Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

Credit: Bradley T. Andresen PhD, Western University of Health Sciences Chicago (April 23, 2017) - A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect a..

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

Credit: Claire Mammoser, Valparaiso University Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids--building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth--that might feasibly form the b..